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Dartford Half Marathon

1 race scheduled · 1500 participants · Sun 13th Mar 2022 · Dartford
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£22.00 - £24.00Free injury protection
About this event

Race in Kent's longest running half marathon which takes place in and around Dartford. Great for newcomers and seasoned pros alike, the course takes runners on one lap along a mixture of traffic-free country and town roads. Come along for the great race atmosphere or for your first half marathon.

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We are a specialist race management company, organising more than 140 races across the UK each year. We offer everything from small community events to larger races organised on behalf of running clubs, charities, local authorities and private companies.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Mar 11 2022

What's included:

  • Official race photography from My Sports Photos
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • First aid
  • Chip-timed results
  • Bag drop
  • Refreshments
  • Finisher's medal
  • 1st Male & Female and age-group category prizes
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What people think
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Great race, well organised and with an exciting course. This was my fifth Dartford half and I will keep coming back. Well done on yet another successful race Dartford Harriers! … read more
Paula F
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Wonderfully organised, great atmosphere and the volunteers/marshalls around the course were friendly and uplifting. A fab event. Many thanks to the organisers.… read more
George w
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
An enjoyable course, with a great mix of countryside and town, Central Park in Dartford is really easy to get to aswell… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How do I attach my timing chip for the Dartford Half Marathon?
Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.… read more
FAQ
Can I leave my bag at registration for the Dartford Half Marathon?
Baggage drop facilities will be available at the Race HQ.… read more
FAQ
What if a prize winner is a qualify's for two categories at the Dartford Half Marathon?
Each runner is only eligible for winning one prize, if a runner wins two then they will be awarded the one with the highest value.… read more
Route description
Route description

Dartford Half Marathon is Kent's longest running half marathon, well into its 4th decade of operating. This course is a closed-road, single, undulating lap which takes runners over a mixture of country lanes and urban streets before finishing along the track.

Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Great race, well organised and with an exciting course. This was my fifth Dartford half and I will keep coming back. Well done on yet another successful race Dartford Harriers!
Paula F
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Wonderfully organised, great atmosphere and the volunteers/marshalls around the course were friendly and uplifting. A fab event. Many thanks to the organisers.
George w
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
An enjoyable course, with a great mix of countryside and town, Central Park in Dartford is really easy to get to aswell
Julie B
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Ticking good for beginners best fits first half marathon for me. It was challenging, but I pushed myself and it has given me the confidence to run a half again. Thank you
Maria W
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
It was my first 1/2 marathon at the age of 65 and I found the people very encouraging and helpful ,
Colin M
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Very well organised in challenging conditions. Bag drop before the race had a very long queue, but hats off to the volunteers who made a plan to get everyone sorted before the start.
Jon B
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Brilliantly organised by a lovely club, Dartford Harriers. A very challenging course, as there are two or three big hills, including Gore Hill at mile 10. Well supported, a great atmosphere and a well-respected event amongst the local running community. Go challenge yourself!
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Be prepared for undulating and 4 hills that require a determined effort. Very demanding, enjoyable, well controlled route. Well run event with a nice medal.
Tek
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
It is a very good Half Marathon . I run first time it and finished very easy . I will run every year . Thank you .
James
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A run which is organised by local club Dartford Harriers and has a nice local feel to it. The year I ran had 755 runners complete it, which means less time getting over the start line, less traffic during the race and a better finish position! There are enough stewards along the course to keep you on track and some local people turn out to cheer you on. The course is really hilly, 600ft odd of elevation, so makes for an interesting run if you are good on flats or up/down hills. Some nice scenic country views of Kent on the way round too.Had a good amount of fun during the race, and decent value for money. I've used this as a marathon training plan race.
nikki
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
It was a tough course but enjoyable, well organised and wonderful, friendly marshals. The sweets that some marshals handed out during the toughest part of the course was a life saver. Definitely signing up for next year
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great event great course, but hilly which is great for a challenge. Great mix of age and abilitys running, some people are a lot fitter than they look!! Well done to all took part, see you next year
Joe
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Very enjoyable half marathon lots of hills which made it challenging. Good experience would recommend
John
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great! Loved it, a really challenging course with plenty of hills and speed downhill. Highly recommend it for anyone looking for a tune up race pre London
Terry Snr
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This is the second time I've run this race and both time it been a great race and what a great course love it can't wait until next year . Big thanks to everyone at Dartford
Shahinul
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great run and a nice challenging course. Pity the weather could not be controlled. Only issue was the signage, took 2 wrong turns. Last year was better sign posted.
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Logistics and schedule

**Schedule:
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09:30 Half Marathon Starts

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.

Volunteers

Nice work are always on the lookout for volunteers to help out with their events. There are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.

In return, volunteers will be given free entry to one of their races and, in certain cases, paid expenses. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

How to get there

Dartford Central Park, Cranford Rd, Dartford DA1 1JP, UK

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Public Transport

The nearest main line train station is Dartford, just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Central Park Athletics track straight through the town centre.

Car

At the south-bound Dartford Crossing, leave the M25 at Junction 2 and take the A225 towards Dartford on Princes Road.

Then, travel straight across next roundabout (junction w/ Green Street, Green Road and Park Road), and down the hill on Princes Road.

Turn right into Lowfield Street and follow the signs to Dartford Town Centre. Cranford Road is second on the right.

Parking

Parking will 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 carpark as this is part of the race route. Please park considerately and please do not park in the Fairfield Leisure car park.

However, you can use the nearby Dartford Council-operated public carparks (charges may apply at pay and display carparks – please read the notices carefully).

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How do I attach my timing chip for the Dartford Half Marathon?
Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.
FAQ
Can I leave my bag at registration for the Dartford Half Marathon?
Baggage drop facilities will be available at the Race HQ.
FAQ
What if a prize winner is a qualify's for two categories at the Dartford Half Marathon?
Each runner is only eligible for winning one prize, if a runner wins two then they will be awarded the one with the highest value.
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