Blackpool Festival of Running

Blackpool Tower, Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire

Organiser's Description

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. 25/26 April.

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  • Marathon Standard entry fee
    £36.50 BOOK
  • Marathon UKA/ARC Member
    £34.50 BOOK
  • Marathon FCR Member
    £27.60 BOOK
  • Half Marathon Standard entry fee
    £26.50 BOOK
  • Half Marathon UKA/ARC Member
    £24.50 BOOK
  • Half Marathon FCR Member
    £19.60 BOOK
  • 10 km Standard entry fee
    £18 BOOK
  • 10 km UKA/ARC Member
    £16 BOOK
  • 10 km FCR Member
    £12.80 BOOK
  • 5 km Standard entry fee
    £12 BOOK
  • 5 km UKA/ARC Member
    £10 BOOK
  • 5 km FCR Member
    £8 BOOK
  • 2 km
    £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

Race photography

Water stations

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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