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The J's Hospice Chelmsford Marathon - Cancelled

Due to Covid-19 this event has been cancelled. If you require more information please complete a contact form below.

The J's Hospice Chelmsford Marathon aims to raise funds for young adult hospice care. The communities of Chelmsford and the surrounding villages come out in their thousands to cheer and support the runners, raising money for The J's Hospice.
The Marathon is organised by The J's Hospice and all race proceeds go to The J's Hospice and runners are urged to raise sponsorship. The race is looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to marathon running. 
There are prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female; 1st in age categories from Vet 1 to Vet 8; and 1st Male & Female affiliated team (3 to count).

The Race Village will also have trade stands and family-friendly entertainment available.

Nice Work are responsible for Chip Timing & Entry Management Services for the event.
  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
  • Trade Stands
  • Family-friendly entertainment
The Course
Using a virtually flat route this accurately measured single lap course starts outside Shire Hall in Chelmsford City Centre and takes runners along the high street and through to Chelmer village and then onto Writtle College and the villages of Roxwell and Willingale before finishing in Central Park.

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 8 hours for the event due to health and safety reasons.

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JJ
Race Start: Shire Hall, City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1EH

The Race HQ is in Central Park, which is less than half a mile away from Chelmsford Railway Station in the town centre. Shire Hall, the location of the race start is also a short walk from the station.

You can also access the race by bike and by car.

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