The Deal Half Marathon

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Race through the rural villages of Kent with the Deal Half Marathon. Take on this fantastic challenge set on quiet country roads and feel a real sense of accomplishment. Push yourself over the finish line to earn your medal and running stripes.
Half Marathon and Childrens Dash
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Sun, 19 Feb 2023
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
Start times
Sun, 19 Feb 2023
Half Marathon:
10:30am |
Childrens Dash :
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Deal Half Marathon
Half Marathon
£20.00 - £22.00
Childrens Dash
Route information
Terrain Roads / Country Lanes
Using an accurately measured course this challenging route takes in the scenic Kent countryside surrounding Deal. Starting on Betteshanger Road, you will race through the picturesque villages of Betteshanger, Northbourne and Great Mongeham, before taking an anti-clockwise route past Sutton, East Langdon and Martin. You will then return to Ripple and retrace the route back to the start. Soak in the views and great atmosphere as you run.
There will also be a Children's 1500m dash making this event fun for the whole family. This will take place along the cycle path on Betteshanger Road, starting in the same place as the Half Marathon. Prize giving will be straight after the race at the finish. Age range up to 16yrs, with prizes in 2 year bands.
There will be water stations located at 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 miles. There are toilets at the event sponsors Mutleys Plant Services Ltd at mile 5 (what luxury!)
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Toilets
  • Bag Drop
  • Refreshments
  • First Aid
How to get there
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
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There is ample parking available at Betteshanger Country Park and you are advised to leave all belongings in your car. Please note there is a small charge for use of the car park. Please do not park on the grass on the roundabout on the A258 as this is not a parking area and inhibits the view of the motorists and supporters crossing the road.
Event day logistics
10:30 The Deal Half Marathon starts
10:45 Children's Dash starts
Please make sure you arrive at least 30-45 minutes before the race starts to complete the registration process and warm up.
Cut-off Time
The Half Marathon race has a cut off time of 2:50 and you must pass through halfway in 1:25.
Race Packs
All race numbers are to be collected on the morning of the race so you are advised to give yourself enough time to collect your race number and get to the start on time.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
Age Requirements
This event is held under UKA rules so all runners must be aged 17 or over. For the kid's race, the age range is up to 16yrs, with prizes in 2 year bands.
This race takes place on open roads so headphones are banned for the event, including bone-conducting headphones. Anyone seen wearing any form of headphones during the race will be disqualified.
  • 1st Male/Female: £50 cash
  • 2nd, 3rd Male/Female: PodPlus vouchers
On the day entry
You can enter on the day of the event for £25.
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Can I wear headphones at The Deal Half Marathon?
No, this course is held on open rules so headphones of any kind (including bone conduction headphones) are strictly prohibited.
Is there anywhere spectators can sit at The Deal Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be a visitors centre at Batteshangar country park where there will be a café will be open and selling hot food and drinks.
What do I get with my entry to The Deal Half Marathon?
All entrants will be accurately chip-timed and all participants will earn a medal.
Can I enter The Deal Half Marathon on the day?
Yes, you can enter on the day for the price of £25.
33 reviews
ParkingGreat parking
ValueGreat value
ThumbsUpWell organized
Did the race in 2022
A hilly course with the added bonus of very high winds this year. Challenging and character building
Did the race in 2022
Marshals were excellent very windy and hilly course is And they even had vegan oat bars at the end 👍
Did the race in 2022
Enjoyed the experience and profoundly grateful for amazing organising team, volunteers who served drinks, water and directed as on the way plus cheering public
Did the race in 2022
Wow, what a challenging course with loads of hills. Wouldn’t recommend this as a beginner’s HM. Great organisation and location that had me running round a part of Kent I not visited before. Massive thank you to the marshals for looking after us in very windy conditions.I really enjoyed the course and the challenges it presented. Will be back to see if so can better my time.
Did the race in 2022
I enjoyed the half marathon but it is challenging with the amount of hills and yesterday was windy. I would do it again
Did the race in 2022
Very well organised and friendly event from top to bottom. Sign up process was easy and received excellent communications via email, text and in the Lets Do This app in the week or so leading up to the race. Lots of parking available and the Race HQ was a good size with plenty of room for attendees to collect their race packs without it feeling too crowded. Start line was a 5 minute walk from HQ, but well signposted and marshalled.Race is a challenging, undulating run along country lanes. Some of the inclines are particularly persistent so I wouldn't recommend this for a first half marathon. I would, however, recommed it overall as the views are well worth the climbs.Friendly marshalls were readily available along the course and there was never a danger of taking a wrong turn. There were also a few water stations that were well stocked and was easy enough to grab, go, and dispose of the cups.The finish line had a nice, welcoming atmosphere with plenty of room to stop and stretch afterwards, collect a medal and grab an energy bar or trailmix (vegan options were appreciated! These are so often unavailable at such events).Overall I will definitely be adding the Deal Half Marathon to my race calendar.
Did the race in 2022
This is a challenging route and not one for the faint-hearted, but it is set on lovely quiet roads with great support from the friendly marshals. The start time was quite late and it’s a shame there wasn’t a small trophy or keepsake for podium places though. But overall a good event!
Did the race in 2022
I really want to praise the organisers and the marshals who ensured a great event. The course was challenging with the hills, and especially so given the windy conditions.
Did the race in 2022
Great challenging course only made more challenging by the strong winds we experienced. Volunteer Marshall’s are fantastic and really supportive around the course (The unofficial bag drop was really useful on such a cold day).
Did the race in 2022
Challenging course, but well organised with a good number of marshalls along the route. Definitely coming back to this one
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