Dartford Half Marathon

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Booked 3 times in the last week
£26.00 - £28.00Free injury protection
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.
Half Marathon
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Sun 13th Mar 2022
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Dartford Central Park, Cranford Rd, Dartford DA1 1JP, UK
Start times
Sun 13th Mar 2022
Half Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Dartford Half Marathon
Half Marathon
1 Loop
£26.00 - £28.00
Route information
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.
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
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.
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 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).
Event day logistics
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.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn't arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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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.
Can I leave my bag at registration for the Dartford Half Marathon?
Baggage drop facilities will be available at the Race HQ.
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.
Will I get my race pack before the day for the Dartford Half Marathon?
Yes. Your race pack will be posted out to you 10 days before event day. If you signed up in the 10 days leading up to the event or if your race pack doesn't arrive, you'll pick it up from the registration desk at race HQ on the day.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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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