Blackpool Festival of Running
The Blackpool Festival of Running returns for 2020, with another two days of sporting excellence. As always the event is run on Blackpool's Promenade, passing all the great landmarks and tourist spots.
Full and half marathon, 10k, 5k, and 2k events. The course is very flat - great for the PB chasers out there. The festival is ideal for all the family, with the 5k event open to all runners over the age of 11 on the day, and a 2k for ages 6 and over! Everyone is welcome, young and old, fast and slow. Wheelchair friendly, Nordic walkers, power walkers and runers with buggies welcome.
The event is held over 2 days, with the 10k, 5k and 2k on Saturday 25th and the marathon & half marathon on Sunday 26th.
Marathon - Sunday Standard entry fee£36.50 BOOK
Marathon - Sunday UKA/ARC Member£34.50 BOOK
Marathon - Sunday FCR Member£27.60 BOOK
Half Marathon - Sunday Standard entry fee£26.50 BOOK
Half Marathon - Sunday UKA/ARC Member£24.50 BOOK
Half Marathon - Sunday FCR Member£19.60 BOOK
10 km - Saturday Standard entry fee£18 BOOK
10 km - Saturday UKA/ARC Member£16 BOOK
10 km - Saturday FCR Member£12.80 BOOK
5 km - Saturday Standard entry fee£12 BOOK
5 km - Saturday UKA/ARC Member£10 BOOK
5 km - Saturday FCR Member£8 BOOK
2 km - Saturday£6 BOOK
Blackpool Tower, Promenade, Blackpool FY1 4BJ
By car: Blackpool enjoys the luxury of having a motorway link direct to the heart of the resort – take Junction 32 off the M6, and the M55 will lead you almost to the beach!
By train: Blackpool is well-connected to the national railway network. There are direct services to Blackpool North from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Liverpool Lime Street and York. There are also direct services between London Euston and Blackpool North.
There are four services an hour from Blackpool North to Preston, and Preston Station has direct services to all major cities including Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Hourly services connect Blackpool South station to East Lancashire.
Blackpool has ample parking within the town centre. We recommend using Parkopedia to locate a car park suitable for you.
Bespoke Medals to all finishers
Individual category prizes will be given in each race
Technical T Shirt (Marathon, Half Marathon)
Chip Timed results
Accurately measured course
Toilets at regular intervals
Full race commentary
Full medical support
Traffic free course
Race start times:
10 km - Saturday 25 April 10.30am start
5 km - Saturday 25 April 1pm start
2 km - Saturday 25 April 2pm start
Marathon & Half Marathon - Sunday 26 April 9.30am start
Minimum ages for entry to the events are:
Marathon - 18 yrs; Half Marathon - 17 yrs; 10k - 15 yrs; 5k - 11 yrs; 2k - 6 yrs
There are two starting lanes for the Marathon and Half Marathon: Marathon runners line up facing Blackpool Tower and run South, Half Marathon runners line up with their backs to Blackpool Tower and run North. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in the correct lane
A time limit of 7 hours will be enforced on the Marathon due to restrictions on the road closure order
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