Sunday 26th April 2020 - 9.30am Start
The half marathon is a one lap course and is very flat for the PB chaser's out there. Race facilities include bottled water stations approximately every 3 miles, toilets located at regular intervals, chip timing, full race commentary, race photography and full medical support.
MINIMUM AGE FOR COMPETITION IS 17 AND OVER ON DAY OF RACE.
Registration needs to be made in advance of the event. We only accept online entries by clicking the link below. You can choose multiple events during the entry process.
Standard ENTRY FEE £26.50
UKA/ARC Member ENTRY FEE £24.50
FCR Member ENTRY FEE £19.60
Entry Terms & Conditions apply to all entries. No booking fees.
All entries are subject to availability. Late entries may be taken if available. Please follow our facebook page for all the latest news on entry availability.
MINIMUM AGE FOR HALF MARATHON ENTRY IS 17 AND OVER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT
There are two starting lanes: Half Marathon runners line up with their backs to Blackpool Tower and run north. Marathon runners line up facing Blackpool Tower and run south.
YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ARE IN THE CORRECT START LANE – THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Arrive in plenty of time to allow you to park, collect your race pack (if not already done), get changed and visit the toilet etc. Just before the start the toilets will become busy so plan your visit carefully. Please fill in the medical/contact information section on the back of your running number. Be careful not to damage or lose your number, as replacements can’t be issued. If there’s a risk you may blackout during the race (for example if you suffer from fits), put a red cross on the front of your number. Please pin your number on your FRONT without folding or covering it - it needs to be seen by the race marshals. Do not pass your running number onto somebody else without notifying registration first. This is to ensure the results are correct and for obvious safety and medical reasons. When you are happy that you are ready to run, make your way to the start area. The route to the start point is clearly marked. Line up behind the start line. There will be a few safety announcements and then the marathon and half marathon race will start at 9.30am. The route you are running on is open to the public so be aware of some pedestrians and cyclists. The course is traffic free. We advise that you do not wear iPods or similar devices whilst running. You may not hear marshals or indeed fellow runners if they need help! At the finish you will be awarded with your runners medal. There is water available and also medics should they be needed.
In addition to the toilets at the race registration, there are facilities along the route. You will pass the toilets regularly on the course. These will be ‘Danfo’ super loos that require a 30p to operate. We recommend taping a few coins to the back of your running number in case you need to use them during the race.
Water stations will be located at approximately three-mile intervals on the route. Bottled water is available to all runners. The bottle cap will be removed before being passed to you. Each station will be clearly signed. Please try and drop bottles as soon as possible so we don’t litter the course too much. It also helps the crew at the stations to pick the bottles up quicker. Do not use bottled water from the drinks stations to tip over your head as this reduces supplies for runners at the back of the field. A water station is also located at the finish area. Medics are available at the water station and at the finish.
All finishers receive a beautiful blingtastic medal and technical t-shirt
Individual prizes are given in the following categories