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Dartford Half Marathon

Run 13.1mi
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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.

Review summary

16 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


"It is a very good Half Marathon . I run first time it and finished very easy . ..."


Exciting Course!
"Great race, well organised and with an exciting course. This was my fifth..."


Paula F
"Wonderfully organised, great atmosphere and the volunteers/marshalls around the..."
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How to enter the Dartford Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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Dartford Half Marathon route

This course is a single lap which will take place on the country and inner city roads of Dartford. All roads will be closed to traffic, however please remain vigilant when running along the rural tracks.

This is Kent's longest running half marathon - well into its fourth decade - and is a fantastic event to compete in.

The course will be well marshalled throughout by NiceWork's team of fantastic volunteers.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Official race photography from New Pixels Photography
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid on-site
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher's medal
  • Prizes: 1st Male & Female
  • Veteran's prizes
  • Distance marked
Raceday Logistics


0930: 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.


As one of Kent's major running events, this is a fantastic spectacle for supporters wishing to cheer on the runners. It would be great to see as many of you along as possible.


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]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attach my timing chip?
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.
Can I leave my bag at registration?
Baggage drop facilities will be available at the Race HQ.
What if a prize winner is a qualify's for two categories?
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.

Dartford Half Marathon weather forecast

Overcast throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 14mph

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Dartford Half Marathon reviews (16)

4.8 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
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  • E

    Exciting Course

    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!
  • P

    Paula F

    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.
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    George w

    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
  • J

    Julie B

    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
  • M

    Maria W

    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 ,
  • C

    Colin M

    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.
  • J

    Jon B

    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!
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    Shaun Graves

    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.
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    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 .
  • 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.
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