Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2

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Seas your running shoes, and get out to the Essex coastline for this awesome Half Marathon and 3 Hour Challenge event. Runners can set a challenge to complete at their own pace, taking in the beautiful coastal views throughout. Chase the evening sun and grab your finisher's medal.
Participants
3 Hour Challenge, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Tue, 3 Aug 2021
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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Holland Haven Country Park, Frinton and Walton, Holland-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5TZ, UK
Start times
Tue, 3 Aug 2021
Half Marathon:
6:00pm |
3 Hour Challenge:
6:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2
Route information
This is the second event in a series of 4 coastal races taking place this year. Each race will earn you a bespoke medal with a coastal theme, and can be used as a coaster or something similar if the ribbon is removed, or of course added to your proud collection.
Runners will have the option of running a Half Marathon or taking on the 3 Hour Challenge. You will take on laps of a 6.55 mile course, which although is multi-terrain it mostly takes place on flat tarmac.
The course starts on the upper promenade at Holland on Sea and takes you along the seafront towards Frinton on Sea. Runners will head through the beautiful Holland Country Park along the gravel tracks, before heading back along the Sea wall to Holland on Sea. The Lower Promenade will give beautiful views of the sea and the sandy beach before you head back up to the Upper Promenade to complete the lap.
There will be aid stations at 5k intervals, so runners can refuel as often as they wish and there is no need to carry any kit. This gives runners a brilliant opportunity to take on a distance they haven't completed before. 2 laps will complete the Half Marathon, or 4 laps for a marathon in the 3 Hour Challenge.
But don't be put off by the long time limit, runners can rest as much as they wish between laps and refuel as often as they need. The fuel stations will be equipped with flapjacks, sweet things, fruit, and nuts, and also water and squash. But you can also leave your own items there if you have more individual requirements.
Coastal Series
This is the second race in a series of 4 beautiful coastal races. The other 3 awesome events are also listed on Let's Do This:
Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2 (this page)
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Aid stations
  • Parking
  • Toilets
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How to get there
Holland Haven Country Park, Frinton and Walton, Holland-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5TZ, UK
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By Car
Holland Haven Country Park is situated on the East coast of England, East of Colchester. It can be accessed from the B1032.
Parking
There will be plenty of parking available at the Holland Haven Country Park and Kings Parade.
By Train
Clacton on Sea station is approximately 3 miles from the event venue.
Event day logistics
18:00 Races Start
21:00 3 Hour Challenge Ends
Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to park, register and get ready for your race.
Age Requirements
Runners must be at least 17 years old to enter either of the races.
Cups
In order to reduce plastic waste this is a Cupless event. Drinks will be provided at the aid station but you will need to bring your own drinking vessel to be refilled. You will be able to purchase a Hydrapak Speedcup at registration for £3.95.
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Hare & Tortoise Running
It's our aim to provide premier running events throughout Essex and the South East for all abilities. ​ Between us, we have accumulated more years running than we like to count and participate in as many races as we think we can get away with (either to stay injury-free or just to keep the family harmony)! ​ We think that this gives a really good idea about what makes for great running events and our aim is to provide awesome events with runners always at the heart of what we do. ​ We also recognise the enormous benefits of running for general well-being and mental health and want to encourage participation at every ability and for any age. For this reason, we have set up a running group to operate within the Run Together initiative.
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FAQ's
Is there parking at the Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2?
Yes, there is parking at the Country Park and on Kings Parade.
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Do I need to bring a cup or bottle to the Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2?
Yes, in an effort to protect the environment this event has gone cupless so participants will need to bring a drinking receptacle of some kind that can be refilled at the aid stations.
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Can I leave my own food at the aid stations at the Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2?
There will be food and drink provided at the aid stations, but you are welcome to leave your own food and drink at the aid stations.
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Will there be toilets available at the Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2?
Yes, toilets are located opposite the start in the car park. These will be accessible, before, during, and after the race. There are also toilets along the route that can be used, should you choose to do so.
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Where does the race start at the Seas the day! - Coastal Series 2?
The race will start on the Holland Haven Open Space at Race HQ where you will have registered.
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