Dartford Half Marathon

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Dartford Half Marathon
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Join in on Kent's longest running marathon this year in and around Dartford. Perfect for newcomers and seasoned pros alike, the course takes runners on one lap along a mixture of traffic-free country and town roads. Soak up the atmosphere, and relive the glory through some awesome photography!
Half Marathon
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Sun, 5 Mar 2023
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Dartford Central Park, Cranford Rd, Dartford DA1 1JP, UK
Start times
Sunday, 5 Mar 2023
Half Marathon:
9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Dartford Half Marathon
Half Marathon
1 Loop
£26 - £28
Route information
Terrain Closed roads, country lanes, urban streets
Route Type Looped
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 that takes runners over a mixture of country lanes and urban streets before finishing around the track.
Course Records
  • Male: Payne - 01:12:07 - 2019
  • Female: Clare Elms - 01:26:23 - 2017
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.
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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