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The Deal Half Marathon


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Deal Tri are pleased to announce the Deal Half Marathon as it returns again in 2022 to the Kent running calendar around the quiet rural roads through the villages of Betteshangar, Sutton, Ripple, Langdon and Martin Mill.

Also Junior 1500m race along the cycle path starting at 10.45. £3 entry. Details below.

Using an accurately measured course the challenging route takes in the scenic Kent countryside surrounding Deal. There will be water stations located at 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 miles.

The race headquarters are based at Betteshanger Country Park and there are toilet facilities available in the Visitor Centre. Additional toilet facilities will be available at the registration and close to the start and finish area. You are also able to leave any jackets or jumpers at the start/finish however it is not to be used for luggage and will not be monitored all the time.

 

There is ample parking available at Betteshanger Country Park and you are advised to leave all belongings in your car. Please note the parking charge is £3 so the race entry fees are kept low to allow for this. Car share where possible. And remember the parking fee goes towards the upkeep of this wonderful 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. You can pay at the meter before departure or pay online up to 48 hours afterwards.


We have Winnie and Co Catering Van at the start/finish area, and by the car park, serving freshly ground coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soup, along with donuts,and other goodies, so great reasons to have your supporters up at the finish to see the runners come in!

With a fantastic list of prizes including £50 for first male and female, plus Podplus vouchers for 2nd and 3rd placed male and female and for age group winners. Team winners receive a Podplus goody bag and free entry for next year.  


Chip Timing, Medals to all finishers

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.

Please note that due to the race taking place on open roads, headphones are banned for the event including bone conduction headphones. Anyone seen wearing headphones during the race will be disqualified.

The race has a cut off time of 2:50 and you must pass through halfway in 1:25.

Junior Race – starts 10:45 after main race has left. 1500m out and back along the cycle path.  Entry £3. Prize giving will be straight after the race at the finish.  Age range up to 16yrs, with prizes in 2 year bands.

  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
The Course
The route is am accurately measured circular route around the quiet rural roads through the villages of Betteshangar, Sutton, Ripple, Langdon and Martin Mill.
 
Please note there is a cut off time of 2:50 and you must pass half way by 1:25.

Please note that due to the race taking place on open roads, headphones are banned for the event including bone conducting headphones. Anyone seen wearing any form of headphones during the race will be disqualified


Elevation Profile


First Aid
Margate Ambulance Corps will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Betteshanger Country Park (formerly Fowlmead Country Park), Sholden, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF 

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 (£3 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.


PLEASE NOTE: TO AVOID QUEUES AT THE CAR PARK PAYMENT METRES, YOU CAN PAY BEFOREHAND OR UP TO 48 HOURS AFTER YOUR VISIT ONLINE AT  www.parkwithease.co.uk 

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

UKA Licence Number

2020-39322

Course record holders

  • 2011 - Phil Anthony - 01:10:51
  • 2012 - Tina Oldershaw - 01:24:04

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