Darwen Heritage Half Marathon


Our 2017 event went off well and we got some great feedback too. Huge thanks to the sponsors, competitors, volunteers and the wider community for making this such a successful race.

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We're still counting the money but will let you know how much went to East Lancs Hospice in memory of Don Ashton



Pre entry £20 attached, £22 unattached.

Entry on the day is £23 attached, £25 unattached. 

Cost includes

  • Chipped timing
  • Souvenir bottle of beer
  • Fruit
  • Medal
  • T Shirt. XS, S, M, L, XL. The sizes are quite generous so bear this in mind when you order. We order the quantities requested so please don’t ask to change size on race day.

The proceeds from our 2016 race resulted in donations totalling £2500. We hope to exceed this for 2017.



Registration,  collection of chipped race number and T Shirt will be in DACA Sports Centre from 7:30 on race day. There will be nothing posted out to you prior to the race.


Venue facilities

Indoor unsupervised bag-drop area.

Ample toilets

DACA refectory will be open before and after the race for the purchase of drinks and light refreshments

Use the DACA carpark.  This this will be locked after the event is finished and we have cleared up.

Do NOT use Sainsbury’s car park


Water stations

There are three water stations on the route. After use, just drop bottles on the road side so the marshals can easily collect them.

Please do NOT throw used bottles over residents’ garden hedges as this causes complaints and jeopardises the future of our race.


Race records

Ben Fish, Blackburn Harriers, 1:09:17 (2017)

Autumn Howard, Trawden AC, 1:32:46 (2016)

Our friends at Retinair are offering a £100 Up And Running voucher to anyone who sets a new course record


On-line entries closed on Wednesday 29th March at 23:55

We will NOT be providing refunds or deferments to 2018. However, there is the online facility to alter competitors’ details including name so feel free to do this. If you enter but do not race, please see your fee as a useful charitable donation! Those who have deferments from 2016 need to follow the instructions that have been emailed from the race director. Deadline for this is 1/2/17 23:59.



First Aid cover

We have full first aid cover on the route. If you come across somebody in distress, please help and ensure a marshal is notified. The emergency services are aware of the event and will pass on calls to our ambulance.


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