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Dartford Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Dartford, United Kingdom

Distance Half marathon

About Dartford Half Marathon

The Dartford Half Marathon is one of the longest-running events of its kind. We warmly welcome runners of all ages and abilities to enjoy a mix of urban and rural running through lanes paved with the enthusiasm of our dedicated volunteers. Your participation in this event also supports athletics in the local community as well as a number of nominated charities.

Come and discover for yourself the enthusiasm and dedication our volunteers put into making this race such a success story by entering today.

The Dartford Half Marathon is organised by Dartford Harriers AC and is the oldset half marathon in Kent.

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Water and sponge stations will be at various points along the route and also at the finish.

Award Medals

All finishers will receive a race medal. Prizes will be awarded to: 1st Individual Male; 1st Individual Female; 1st Males over 40, 50 and 60; 1st Females over 35, 45 and 55; 1st Team (8 members of mixed gender to qualify). Each runner is eligible for one prize only; in the event of a runner qualifying for more than one prize, the one with the highest value will be awarded.

Equipment Storage

There will be a baggage store on the infield. Remove the tear-off baggage label from your bib number, attach it to your bag (or key fob if you just wish to deposit your car keys) before handing it at the baggage tent. Baggage may be reclaimed at the end of the race, ONLY on production of the corresponding bib number. Although this area will be supervised at all times, the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal belongings.

Parking

Parking shall be in Acacia Hall Car Park with access via Darenth Road. There is no parking at Dartford Harriers AC, nor in Central Park’s own public car park as this is part of the race route.

Refreshments

Refreshments, male/female/accessible changing rooms, toilets and showers are in the clubhouse. Additional portable toilets will be situated at the rear of the clubhouse in the car park. Sports massage will be available on the infield for a reasonable fee. You may wish to bring a small amount of money with you as we are endeavouring to commission various other outlets for the event, eg, sportswear, burgers, etc).

Timing

Please lace your timing tag to one of your shoes. Ties are not provided as the tag will not need to be removed at the end – you may keep it as an additional race memento!

Dartford Half Marathon Route Map

Dartford Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Central Park Athletics Stadium

Dartford,gb

Overview

The race starts and finishes at the Central Park athletics track and makes its way through the picturesque lanes around South Darneth. Watch out for the particularly tough hill up Gore Road at around the 10 mile mark.


Dartford Half Marathon Trivia

The first race, which was held way back in 1977 was won by Steve Ovett who went on to win a gold medal no less at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.