Next Race: 13/10/2024
Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0FQ.
Don't miss out on one of the biggest running event in Essex; it's something special!
This is a Partner race
This means that we are working with a host Partner Organisation and provide timing and/or race management services for their event.
Join runners as they go through Central Park and into the Essex countryside in support of Havens Hospice. The race is hugely popular among runners, and comes highly recommended for the following reasons - great course, great atmosphere, enthusiastic marshals, the event village and being well organised. It is a major fundraising event for Havens Hospices. Entries will help support this remarkable charity and provide palliative nursing and supportive care to children, young people and adults living with complex or incurable conditions in Essex.
About our charity partner, Havens Hospice:
When there is no cure, Havens Hospices can provide the care that's needed. Caring for babies, children and young people, its specialist team looks after the whole family throughout illness, death and bereavement, putting wellbeing at the centre of their support.
Your race and how it can make a difference:
By signing up for the Chelmsford Marathon and Half you'll be helping provide nursing care, creating friendships, understanding and a place to belong. By asking family and friends for sponsorship towards the cause, you’ll be making even more of a difference to families across the county.
Why not set up a JustGiving page today? Every donation, 'Making every day count.'
The Marathon: This accurately measured single lap course starting and finishing in Central Park on a scenic tree-lined avenue. The course is undulating so please note there are hills. The race includes a large selection of water and aid stations located at 8 points around the course. There will be selected pacers on the course. Please note there is a cut off time of 7 hours for the event due to health and safety reasons.
The Half Marathon: An 'out & back' course. A flatter route than the full marathon, participants will enjoy running along through Central Park and out into stunning countryside, finishing back at Central Park.
A note about the race start: In a change from previous years, the race will now start under the gantry in Central Park and not by Shire Hall on the High Street. Both distances will start together but with wave starts. More details will be provided in the pre-race instructions which will be sent approximately two weeks prior to race-day.
Marathon / Half Marathon
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Premium quality technical runner t-shirt for all finishers.
Trophies for winners and leading age categories.
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availability only):
Marathon race: £55.00
Half Marathon race: £40.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
Race HQ & Start: Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0FQ
Central Park, which is less than half a mile from Chelmsford Railway Station in the town centre.
You can also access the race by bike and by car.