Great North West Half Marathon
Multi-lap, fast and relatively flat course on the coastal front of Blackpool. A great race for a PB. The event is now celebrating its 31st year and grows in popularity every year, attracting almost 1200 competitors of all ages and experience. A great spectator course for the family.
Middle Walkway, North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2JQ
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.
There are lots of car parking options in and around Blackpool, with a choice of pay and display parking around the town centre and sea front, most of it in quite close walking distance to the main areas of the Promenade and the venue. There is also on-street parking available North of North Pier. Please make sure you park legally; the wardens are everywhere in Blackpool and start work early!
An amazing bespoke medal
Technical tee shirt
Full medical support
Prizes are awarded to the following individual winners;
1st 3 Men & 1st 3 Ladies
1st Male Veteran Over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75+
1st Lady Veteran Over 35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70+
The event headquarters is on the Middle Walkway on Blackpool's North Promenade (opposite the Hilton and Imperial Hotels). HQ, start and finish are all at the same location.
At race HQ you will find the registration desks where you can collect your race packs. There are also plenty of toilets and baggage storage.
The presentation after the event is in the area of race HQ
There may be entries available on the day, which will be charged £5 extra.
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Friendly well organised half marathon.
Thanks very much. Do again. Hopefully with a tad less wind next time.
Very well organised
No faffing at the start, straight on running.
Very safe in the wind.