Darwen Heritage Half Marathon

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This new road race follows the scenic, undulating roads South of Darwen in Lancashire. Start and finish are at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy.
Participants
Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 7 Apr 2019
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Bank Street, Darwen BB3 2AB, UK
Start times
Sun, 7 Apr 2019
Half Marathon:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Darwen Heritage Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£22.00 - £24.00
Route information
The route is the same as in previous years.
The start of the race will be on a closed road. This will prevent through traffic but residents will still have car access to their properties, so be careful. Unless instructed otherwise by marshals or signage, run ON THE LEFT. 
The start line is the zebra crossing on Redearth Road outside Darwen Sainsbury’s. The routes go up Redearth Road and across the crossroads at Pole Lane. The field will be thinned out by this point and this is the end of the closed road section. From Watery Lane (1 mile) to A666 and then south along the pavement to Greens Arms Road (3 miles) and the first water station. Glorious scenic running on quiet roads which are generally downhill to the sharp left in Chapletown (6 miles) and the second water station.
Drop down the hill then climb up the next hill and across the junction in the centre of Edgeworth. Left turn at 8 miles on to a quiet lane and then right at the marshalled junction to Roman Road. The road undulates but becomes more forgiving by the third water station. From around 10.5 miles, the route is all downhill. If the weather is good, you will be able to see Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell beyond Blackburn. On a very clear day, you will see as far as Ingleborough and the Lake District. Past the football fields and left at both mini roundabouts. Keep safe and stay left down Pole Lane and cross to the right where indicated. Right on to Sough Road and back to the finish line. From the Turncroft Road junction to the finish line is on closed roads.
The finish line is adjacent to the start line.
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How to get there
Bank Street, Darwen BB3 2AB, UK
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Event day logistics
Registration, collection of race number, ankle chip and T-Shirt will be in DACA Sports Centre from 7:30 on race day. There will be nothing posted out to you prior to the race.
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Reviews
5.0
4 reviews
Cat W.
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5.0
Did the race in 2018
Tough course, great atmosphere, great weather, great people. Would definitely recommend as a tough challenge but don't enter this race expecting to get any PBs!
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
This was my first time at this event and I was really looking forward to it. I found the organisation and car parking at the start was excellent, and made everything nice and easy.The actual start of the event was on a little bit of a hill so that was a sign of things to come The route was quite challenging but the support along the way was excellent, even when out in the country there were members of the public dotted about here and there providing much needed support when the going got tough!! The end of the route is a much needed downhill stretch which is a great way to finish after all the climbs beforehand!! This was a great event and one that I'll definitely be returning to next year!
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Well what can I say I love it also hated it I did lots of training for the race but nothing can prepare you for what's to come . It's the hardest thing I've ever done but the most satisfying thing. I raised money for my charity along the way. The medal is to die for and wearing my t shirt with pride. To anyone thinking of doing it next year just do it. Diane Mears
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Excellent course and atmosphere. Will definitely make it a regular race on my calender. Very well organised too.
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