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Great North West Half Marathon

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A fast and flat course around the coastal front of Blackpool... A great race for a PB and an ideal warm up race for the Blackpool Marathon or Virgin London Marathon. The event attracts almost 1500 competitors of all ages and experience and is a great spectator course for the family as it is a two lap course.

Review summary

4.6
38 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Suzanne G
"Great race, well organised and extremely friendly. Would..."

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Carmel U
"Not really as the instructions were all pretty good. Parking wasnt an issue as..."

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darren c
"Location of the start line would have been better communicated. I parked at..."
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How to enter the Great North West Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £25
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Event Details

What’s Included

ALL FINISHERS will receive an amazing bespoke medal and technical tee shirt, chip timing, full medical support, water stations and race photos.

Raceday Logistics

RACE HQ The event headquarters is on the Middle Walkway on Blackpool's North Promenade. There are car parks throughout the town. At race HQ you will find the registration desks where you can collect your race numbers and timing tag. There are also plenty of toilets and baggage storage including the location for the presentation after the event.

Great North West Half Marathon weather forecast

Rain until evening.

9°C
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6°C
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IconStrong wind possible, up to 32mph

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Great North West Half Marathon reviews (38)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great race, well organised and extremely friendly. Would recommend.....
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Just knowing it was going to surprisingly warm !
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Not really as the instructions were all pretty good. Parking wasnt an issue as parked close to the start/finish so didnt need to use the bag drop.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    No. Did the race last year, so well prepared.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Location of the start line would have been better communicated. I parked at the north pier, but it was further down near the hilton hotel.Whilst i knew about the extra 5 for signing up on the day, this took the price to 28. For a half marathon, where the route didnt even cover the main attractions of blackpool, i felt this was excessive.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Great day out fr my first half marathon, well organised.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    mainly flat with a slight up hill good water stations and gells to fuel. The atmosphere is what makes this a great place to run the crowd are very supportive and it's a flyd coast run so you know it's well organised
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    The hotel where I stayed the great western just across from the start line didn't know anything about the run or that it was in its 29th year?! If it wasn't for runners in kit they wouldn't have known. Funny that.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Wish we'd brought our sun cream !!!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Wish I had bung sun cream lol sunburnt in February
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