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The 2021 Deal Half Marathon

Date and time

Sunday
21/02/2021
08:30 am

Sunday
21/02/2021
10:30 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 01797 229955

Event Location

Betteshanger Country Park ( Formally Fowlmead Country Park), (off A258 Sandwich Rd), Sholden, Deal, Kent, CT14 0BF

Event ID#

7381

Event Category:

Running Events > Road Race

Event Description

This race will have new Covid safety measures in place and therefore please note the changes below.
 
Start line opens – 08.30 am
Start line closes – 10.30am
Junior race start time TBC
 
We are delighted to announce that the Deal Half Marathon will go ahead on Sunday 21st February 2021 under the new Covid -Safe Guidelines. After the success of this year’s race, the Deal Half Marathon returns to Betteshanger Country Park, near Deal in Kent.
Betteshanger is totally self-contained and provides the ideal venue for a Covid-safe event. We have successfully developed a number of new procedures which are designed to ensure our races will be Covid-secure and ensure the safety of our runners, staff and the general public.


Betteshanger is a 121 hectare site of the former Betteshanger colliery in East Kent and the tarmac cycle paths provides an ideal traffic-free race venue. The Deal Half Marathon race is gently undulating in parts and is suitable for both experienced and first-time runners. The course is six and a half laps and will be accurately measured.

·         UK Athletics licenced event
·         Plenty of onsite parking
·         Trophies for winners and age category winners
·         Cash Prizes for overall winners
·         Accurately measured course with a certificate of course accuracy
·         Chip timing including lap times
    
Entering the event
If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post. A full set of race instructions will be sent to you prior to the event.

If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the day of the event. If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will write down your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your number from a storage box on the desk. Please remember to social distance from the race official and anybody else who is collecting a number. A race official will manage any queues to ensure everybody remains socially distanced.

Please note that you will not be able to enter on the day due to the new guidelines. Entries are available online until midnight before the event.  

Race Covid-safety measures:
 
Please note the following changes for the event and please read the codes of conduct below.
1.       The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots, beginning at 8.30am and remaining available until the final slot at 10.30am. A maximum of twelve people will be able to begin the race in each slot – and each of those people will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
2.       Please arrive ready to run. There are no changing facilities and no facilities for left baggage – this is in line with UKA Guidelines. 
3.       A sterile area will be in force around the start line with strictly no access to anybody other than participants and race officials. Once you enter this area you will not be able to leave until your race begins. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STERILE AREA.
4.       Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, water, in sealed bottles, will be available at the finish and you will be required to collect it yourself from an unmanned water table – hand sanitiser and gloves will be available for you to use.  There will be a water station on the course which you will pass on each of the laps. Please dispose of the bottles and other litter in the bins provided.
5.       Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, no results, race prizes or awards will be available on the day. Results will be uploaded immediately to our website and emailed to participants. Race and age group winners will receive a trophy in the post after the event. Medals will be available to be collected at the event. Cash prizes will be sent by post after the event.
6.       There will be toilet facilities at the start / finish area and these will be sanitised regularly. Please play your part by washing your hands thoroughly and using hand sanitiser before and after use.  
7.       Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.
8.       You must maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available. 
9.       Spectators are not encouraged to attend – but if they must do so, they should not congregate around the race start or finish areas.
10.   Once you finish your race please continue to walk through the finish funnel and return direct to your vehicle – do not wait for friends or family.
11.   Please read the Participants and Spectators Code of Conduct - Please observe the ‘Rule of 6’ and do not gather in large groups to discuss the race or take team photos.


This event closes in:

on 20/02/2021 at 11:59pm
(*subject to change without warning)

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or transfers allowed under any circumstances. Please refer to our Full Terms & Conditions in case of cancellation due to weather!!
Please note that race entry fees are non-refundable or transferable once race entries are accepted if you are unable to compete for any reason.
Full Terms & Conditions on www.dealtri.co.uk. * UKA Affiliated Members must be registered on the race date and provide their membership number below as proof of affiliation – these will be checked.
Please note that due to the race taking place on open roads, headphones are banned for the event including bone conducting headphones. Anyone seen wearing any form of headphones during the race will be disqualified.

Event Options

**NOTE: Prices shown below include booking fees. Nothing extra will be added at the checkout.**

Options Age Restrictions Price Start time Maximum event entries

Date 21/02/2021 Number of people registered via BookitZone (includes offline count) - 2

Event limit: 500 places
(Select an option above first)

Further information from the Organiser

Your tickets/race pack will be posted to you ahead of the event. If you have not received this within a couple of days prior to the event, please contact the Event Organiser using the details displayed on the event entry page.

Event Organiser

Name: Martin Burke

Link to events website: http://www.nice-work.org.uk

Supporting Document(s):
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The 2021 Deal Half Marathon

Betteshanger Country Park ( Formally Fowlmead Country Park), (off A258 Sandwich Rd), Sholden, Deal, Kent, CT14 0BF

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