The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k

Sun 18th Aug 2019
4 Fourth Ave, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5BL, UK
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  • 500 participants

From the organizer

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The Clacton Half Marathon and 10k returns to Clacton and is held as part of the Clacton Carnival. The Half Marathon is a flat out and back course along the seafront and is ideally suited to runners of all standards.

If the Half Marathon isn't quite your distance then why not try the Clacton 10k? A fast and flat 10k along the seafront which will suit runners new to the 10k distance or those hoping for a fast time.

The Clacton Carnival Golden Mile Fun Run should appeal to sprinters of all ages, sizes and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat 1 Mile course.

Bespoke medals and finish line goodies are on offer to all finishers.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:30am Sun 18th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    9:30am Sun 18th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  3. 1 Mile

    Run 1mi
    9:30am Sun 18th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
What’s Included
  • Medal to all finishers plus finish line goodies.
  • Chip timing for all events.
Course Details
This accurately-measured course is a fast and flat out and back course along the sea front. Half Marathon runners will complete two laps with 10k runners completing one lap. There will be kilometre and mile markers along the route and it will be fully marshalled; Please be courteous of any other promenade users on the course.
Raceday Logistics
Race Start is at 9.30am.

Let's Do This always recommend that you arrive at least 45 mins before your start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.
Race HQ: Seafront opposite Fourth Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 5BL

The Race Headquarters will be on the Seafront opposite Fourth Avenue. The start/finish area will be on the promenade immediately outside the HQ and signs will be clearly posted to direct you. There is car parking available at the HQ and surrounding streets.

The closest railway station is Clacton-on-Sea and it's roughly a mile from the station to the race HQ.
Kit List
How do I attach my race number?

Please attach your race number to the front of your running top or vest using safety pins or clips, securing it on all four corners. Please don’t attach your number to the back of your shirt as it is difficult for our timekeepers and marshals to identify you.

How do I attach my timing chip?

Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.
If you have any questions about the race or would like to volunteer then please follow the link below -

  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Parking


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.

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.
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Reviews (4)

4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2018

    My second Half Marathon and a great course. Only downside of the route was that being a two lap along the seafront, approx 8 miles was running into the wind! It was tough going! Some up/down hills due to using the seafront and promenade but I was expecting this as have completed Clacton Parkrun a few times.

    Well organised and very well supported by locals, especially at the finish area. Plenty of water supplied plus coke, jaffa cakes and jelly babies on the final lap.

    The marshals were encouraging and helpful plus the course was well marked. As it got later in the day, the seafront did get a bit busier and some families were oblivious to the runners.

    If you need to use the toilet before the start, join the queue early & bring loo roll! Only a couple of public cubicles were available.

    Great medal, my first that wasn't round! Water, sweets and bananas provided at the finish.

  • Did the event in 2018

    This was the first time that I have ever ran a half marathon. The only real criticism I have of the clacton half is the placement and supervision of drinks stations. You pass drink stations 4 times, however, the placement of them means that you visit a drinks station twice within a couple of miles and then you have no water until the following station which is at the other end of the course. We also found that there were not enough volunteers on the drinks stations and you had to stop to wait to get a drink. Apart from that, it was generally a good experience and I will be back again next year - all be it with my own drinks!
  • Did the event in 2018

    A windy and tough race. It was harder than I thought but everything was well organised from water stations to marshal.Regarding free parking. I didn’t know until I arrived when a marshal pointed us to the free carpark. It wasn’t mentioned in the race pack unfortunately. I also like to say thank you to Martin Burke for giving me the bib nr I requested.
  • Did the event in 2017

    Last year I ran the half marathon, this year the 10km. For a flat (ish) route it's pretty challenging mentally. It's not the most well supported race and you can spend a lot of time running on your own without people around you or spectators. The pier in the distance as you head along the promenade is a constant reminder of how far you've got to run (twice for the half!) but it's a beautiful setting, the sun was shining and the sea was blue. The head wind was pretty harsh, my pace dropped more and more as I felt I was battling against it, then turned to come back expecting a nice tail wind but there was nothing! Just heat!!  The race was well organised, the car parking plentiful and the toilets clean, however post race there was no toilet roll!  This year the medal was fantastic after last years rather inferior effort.  I would do the race again, maybe not 2 days after a PB 10k however, I was tired and probably over estimated my ability!! My issue - nothing to do with the race!!!

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