Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series
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Hadleigh Park is the third instalment in the Essex Cross Country 10k series. Great for anyone up for a new test, this mixed terrain route will take you over exposed roots and under low hanging branches. Come for one race, or all five, and earn your finisher's medal each time you race.
9:45am Sat 9th Jul 2022
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Chapel Ln, Benfleet SS7 2PP, UK
9:45am Sat 9th Jul 2022
Here's what races are available for Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series
This is the 3rd event of five in the Essex 10k series, running from May - September. Runners can take part in individual races or the entire series.
The mixed terrain course will take you over gravel pathways, through woodland, and across grassy plains, with exposed tree roots and overhanging branches throughout. While this is designed to test, the race is suitable for runners of all levels.
The route will consist of two laps, and it is asked that runners please be aware of other members of the public who are using the park.
- Finisher's Medal
- Prizes for Top 3 Male and Female athletes
- Prize for top veterans (V40, V50, V60, V70)
- Chip-timed race
- Water stations
- Marshalled and marked course
- Medical support
- Official race photography
- Bag drop
How to get there
Chapel Ln, Benfleet SS7 2PP, UKGet full directions
Hadleigh Park car-parking costs £1.50 per hour and is operated on a Pay upon Exit system. It is capped at £6, however. There are 400 spaces.
The closest stations to Hadleigh Park are Benfleet and Leigh-on-Sea, which are both served by a regular c2c service to and from Fenchurch Street, London.
Event day logistics
08:30 Registration opens
09:30 Registration closes
09:45 10k starts
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race to ensure there is plenty of time for the registration process.
Race packs must be collected on event day. please do not expect to receive anything by post.
Entrants must be 15 and older to enter the event.
Water stations will be available after the completion of each lap and the course will be marshalled and distance marked throughout.
Essex Cross Country 10k Series
If you can't enter this particular date, there are 5 in the series at different country parks during the summer below:
- Hylands Park - 14th May 2022
- Marsh Farm - 11th June 2022
- Hadleigh Country Park - 9th July 2022
- Thorndon Country Park - 13th August 2022
- Weald Country Park - 10th September 2022
There is also the option to enter all 5 races for a discounted price, which can be done when registering, just select 'Series Entry'!
Spectators are permitted at the event.
Are there toilet facilities at the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series?
Hadleigh Park has free toilets at the Visitors centre.
Can I leave my bag at the start?
Bag drop will be catered for at this event. However, in the interest of space please try to limit the amount of extra baggage you bring.
Is there a time limit for the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series?
There is no strict time limit in place. However, as a result of venue restrictions the start and finish area may need to be deconstructed after about 1hour and 30minutes.
Is there an age restriction to participate in the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series??
All participants must be 15 and above on race day.
What kind of terrain is the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series?
It is a mixed terrain course, taking participants across gravel paths and through wooded areas.
Will the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series be licensed?
No, the event will not be licensed.
Where can I find my results from the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series?
Results will be available on the event organiser's website after the event, as well as communicated to entrants after the event.
Is the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series suitable for wheelchair users?
Unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchair uses due to the terrain.
Can I run with a buggy at the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series?
Unfortunately buggies, pushchairs, and strollers are not permitted.
Can I bring my dog to the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series?
Dogs are not allowed at the event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.
Can I wear headphones at the Hadleigh Park 10k - Essex Cross Country Series?
Noise cancelling headphones are not permitted, and other headphones are discouraged but can be used. It is asked that entrants set them to a low volume to ensure they can hear their surroundings.
One of my favourites of the series, very well organised with great marshals, cheap parking at £2 if you give your registration in at the pick up table. A cafe on sight for a post run drink.All in all a very enjoyable event
4.7Did the race in 2019
Very well organized race as all the series is. Hadleigh is the hardest being the hilliest but great challenge.
5.0Did the race in 2019
This being my first ever organised event and my first step into Ultra's it was very special to me and will be marked as my life long Ultra journey. Thank you.
5.0Did the race in 2019
Simply brilliant, well organised and friendly people throughout. Great pre Instructions and updates before event.
Did the race in 2019
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