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The Deal Half Marathon

Sun 10th Feb 2019
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, UK

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Deal Tri is pleased to host the Deal Half Marathon, which takes place around the quiet rural roads through the villages of Betteshangar, Sutton, Ripple, Langdon and Martin Mill. Using an accurately measured course the challenging route takes in the scenic Kent countryside surrounding Deal.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    10:30am Sun 10th Feb 2019
  2. 1.5k

    Run 1.5km
    10:45am Sun 10th Feb 2019

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Details
The Deal Half Marathon is a challenging course using the roads through the villages of Betteshanger, Sutton, Ripple, Langdon and Martin Mill. The route will be officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy. T​here will be 4 water stations located at 3, 5, 7 and 10 miles, plus there will be toilets located at miles 5 and 10 - what luxury!
The Deal Half Marathon takes place at Betteshanger Country Park (formerly Fowlmead) and is accessible by car, rail - and, of course, on foot and by bike.

The park is accessible by foot via two entrances. The main entrance is off the main roundabout at Shodlen on the A258 Deal to Sandwich Road. The rear gate entrance is a 15 minute walk from Southwall Road, Deal.

For those who wish to drive to the event there is ample parking available at the Race HQ. The park is located just off the A258 approximately 2 miles from Deal, Kent. It is within 10 miles of the A2 at Whitfield. Please note that there is a charge for the car park (£2 per day); however, it gives you a full day's parking, so we encourage runners and spectators to make the most of the visit and take a look around the country park.

The closest railway stations are Deal and Sandwich. You will then need to get a taxi or cycle to the event.
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Reviews (17)

4.4 out of 5 stars

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

    Nice friendly welcome. Easy to collect race numbers. Little bit of a walk to official start, but not to long spent waiting for the off. the route was a little more undulating than expected, but was well marshalled and signed. Fast efficient results processing.Overall good value race.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great event, well organised, well marshaled. Enjoyed even if the weather was horrible. Possible issue with parking but could be due to the new visitor centre being build.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Fantastic challenge as its quite hilly so you need to train adequately for this but its freat fun. The atmosphere was excellent and the marshalls did a fantastic job as you will meet oncoming traffic so it really couldnt take place without them. Great challenge though I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Signed up on the day, had to give back the medal I collected at the finish line because of this... (Was told one would be posted to me)The course was great apart from having to use a single file path at the end which stopped me from overtaking 2 people. Was a tough run with a few hill climbs!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I loved every minute. Loads of support from the marshals and Scouts with drinks. I will do it again.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Really a good small town run half marathon. Weather was - well like you'd expect on a February morning, almost 500 people took part and was well set up. I missed 1 or 2 of the mileage boards around the race rather than them not being set up and the country lanes were very pretty. But you had to be aware cars - the odd car did force the race to compress and in the last mile running on the pavement knocked off a couple of minutes of time as just could not pass another contestant, otherwise all good stuff. Practice run for end of April and a full marathon.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Lots of fun! Very nice route too, with lots of friendly Marshalls!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    More knowledge on the course would have been helpful. The description said challenging but this course was a lot more than challenging!

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