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Starting in Chelmsford, runners follow footpaths across the impressive countryside. With half marathon, marathon and ultra distances to choose from runners of all abilities can find the race that suits them. Come out for the finisher's medal or the race-day flapjacks.
Marathon, Half Marathon and Ultra Marathon
Sun 22nd May 2022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
39 Lockside Marina, Chelmsford CM2 6HF, UK
Sun 22nd May 2022
Half Marathon:TBC |
Here are the distances available for Blackwater Trail Events
Runners hit the road in Chelmsford and follow a series of footpaths along the waterways toward Heybridge Basin, where the half marathon participants will end their race. Full marathon runners continue through to Saltmarsh coastal footpath beyond Goldhanger and out to the Wick Nature Reserve. There will be a shuttle service taking passengers back from the half and full marathon route.
While the steelier runners will continue on their ultra route back towards Heybridge Basin along the same coastal pathways.
- Race entry
- Professional chip timing
- Shuttle service
- Aid stations
- Refreshments and snacks throughout
- Finisher's medal
- NB: There are no refunds offered on Hare & Tortoise Events
How to get there
39 Lockside Marina, Chelmsford CM2 6HF, UKGet full directions
Address: Chelmsford, UK
Parking: There are plenty of carparks throughout Chelmsford to park your car.
Please encourage all your friends and family down to the event to cheer you on, it not only helps your morale but the morale of other racers as well.
Is there a bag drop at the Blackwater Trail Ultra?
There will be a bus from the race start to both Heybridge and Tollesbury to take any bags to the finish points depending on the race distance.
Is there parking near the Blackwater Trail Ultra?
Yes, there is plenty of parking in Chelmsford near the starting line.
Will there be aid stations and nutrition provided at the Blackwater Trail Ultra?
Yes, there will be aid stations at every ~3 - 5 miles that will be stocked with flapjacks, sweets, jelly babies, biscuits and fresh fruits and nuts. There will also be a place to refill your water bottles.
Do I need to bring my own cup or water bottle to the Blackwater Trail Ultra?
Yes, you do. In an attempt to protect the environment this event is cupless so participants will need to bring a bottle or cup to refill at the aid stations.
Can I get a refund on Hare & Tortoise Events?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the events and initial up front costs required, there are no refunds offered on any Hare & Tortoise events.
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