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The Dartford Half Marathon

Dartford Half Marathon is Kent's longest running half marathon, having run for over 40 years.

The event, hosted by Dartford Harriers AC, warmly welcomes runners of all ages and abilities to enjoy the undulating route, which takes in the urban-rural streets surrounding Dartford. A fun run is also available to enter on the day.

The race HQ is located at the Central Park Athletics Track, which also incorporates a brilliant track finish for the event.

Prizes will be awarded to: 1st Male Overall; 1st Female Overall; 1st Males over 40, 50 and 60; 1st Females over 35, 45 and 55; 1st Team (8 members of mixed gender to qualify). Each runner is eligible for one prize only; in the event of a runner qualifying for more than one prize, the one with the highest value will be awarded.

The race is generously sponsored by Fox Estates

Photos from the event will be provided by My Sports Photos.
  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Changing Facilities
  • Refreshments
The Course
The route follows a one-lap course around the urban and rural roads in and around Dartford. The roads will be closed to traffic, but on some of the rural parts of the course, runners should be vigilant and considerate of any horses and their riders that may be on the route. 

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider 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: Central Park Athletics, Cranford Road, Dartford, DA1 1JP

Directions By Rail
The nearest main line train station is Dartford, which is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the Central Park Athletics track, through the town centre.

Directions By Car
At the south-bound Dartford Crossing, leave the M25 at Junction 2; take the A225 towards Dartford on Princes Road; straight across next roundabout (junction w/ Green Street, Green Road and Park Road), then down the hill on Princes Road. Turn right into Lowfield Street and follow the signs to Dartford Town Centre. Cranford road is second on the right.

Parking will be in Acacia Hall Car Park with access via Darenth Road. There is no parking at Dartford Harriers AC, nor in Central Park’s own public car park as this is part of the race route. However, you can use the nearby Dartford Council-operated public car parks (charges may apply at pay and display car parks – please read the notices carefully). Although there is some free parking in roads around Central Park, please note that our closest neighbours live in narrow roads with terraced houses, so many of the spaces are taken up by residents. Please park considerately and please do not park in the Fairfield Leisure car park.

UKA Licence Number

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Course record holders

  • John Payne - 01:12:07 - 2019
  • Clare Elms - 01:26:23 - 2017