The Dartford Half Marathon is organised by Dartford Harriers AC and is the oldset half marathon in Kent. The first race, which was held way back in 1977 was won by Steve Ovett who went on to win a gold medal no less at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
The course is challenging with lots of undulations. The race starts and finishes at the Central Park athletics track and makes its way through the picturesque lanes around South Darneth. Watch out for the particularly tough hill up Gore Road at around the 10 mile mark - ouch!