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The 10th Southend Rudolph Run

After a Covid-enforced absence of a year, we're delighted to announce the return of the hugely popular Southend Rudolph Run for a tenth year in 2021.

Its the perfect way to celebrate the start of the Christmas holiday season. Come dressed in appropriate Christmas dress to make Santa really proud.

A flat and fast seasonal 5 mile run along the Promenade along an accurately measured 5 mile course. There are festive goodies on offer plus an exclusive Christmas medal plus, of course, our famous mince pie welcome will be waiting for you at the finish.

**Medal plus Festive goodies and mince pies at the finish!!**

** Chip timing **

The 2021 race will be supported by Action Medical Research and we will be making a donation to them in recognition of their assistance with marshalling this race.
Suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike.
Includes Rudolph Scurry for children of all ages and adults starting at 10.00 am.
  • Nearby Parking (pay and display)
  • Public Toilets Nearby
  • Baggage Drop Off
The Course
The Southend Rudolph Run comprises a single loop around the country park followed by an out and back section along the promenade. The route will be marked with directional route arrows and marshalled to provide additional assistance.

You can download a copy of the course map here.

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 runner 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 timing 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: Adjacent to Ness Road on the Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9HG

The Race Headquarters will be on the promenade. There is parking available adjacent to the Race HQ and along the promenade. Please take note of any local parking charges that may be applicable.

The closest railway station is Thorpe Bay which is around 1 mile from the race HQ.

UKA Licence Number

Applied for

Course record holders

  • 2014 - Ted Oldman - 26:17
  • 2015 - Laura Thomas - 30:23


"Lovely festive fun run - with lots of costumes and smiles! Plus mince pie and Christmas pub at the end - who can argue with that!

First time I have run in fancy dress and I loved the effort people made. Lots of fun will be doing it again next year as it just makes you smile.

Mince pies, Christmas Pud and a Medal at the finish line :-) It's also nice and flat with PB potential.

Nice flat course, I was a wheelchair racer and they accommodated me beautifully. Nice bottle of wine and a Chrsitmas pudding thrown in, great Christmas spirit."

- The Southend 5 Mile Rudolph Run