The Dartford half marathon has been postponed until September due to road networking issues.

The popular running event, traditionally held in February, will now take place on September 15, 2024.

The cause of the postponement was shared by organisers on social media.

In a Facebook post they said: "It is with regret that the Dartford Half Marathon is moving from February to Sunday 15th September 2024.

"This is due to road networking issues."

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The organisers expressed sincere apologies for the change but reassured all entrants that they will be contacted by RunThrough in the coming week.

The organisers said: "Thank you for your understanding and apologies for the change.

"We look forward to seeing lots of you in September."

Despite the shift in date, this road-closed, single-loop race promises to be an exciting event, with an iconic finish line on the athletics track at Central Park Arena.

Racers start from Central Park, loop down to South Darenth, through the picturesque Kent countryside, and return to finish in Dartford town centre at Central Park.

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Participants will have the unique opportunity to set a new personal best or simply enjoy a fun-filled morning out, with a unique themed medal waiting for them at the finish line.

Moreover, the event encourages family participation by including an 800m Junior track race.

Junior participants will complete two laps of the track that finishes under the same archway as the adult racers.

Each junior entrant will also be awarded a medal and post-race goodies to make the day make the day one they will remember.

To aid racers, each mile of the Dartford half marathon will be accurately marked with plenty of helpers to guide and motivate participants towards the finish line.