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Life is a Beach

  • (This event has been postponed until further notice)

This event has been postponed

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Get out to the Essex coastline for the marathon or 6 hour endurance event, where participants can set their own challenge and run as far as their legs will take them in 6 hours. Come on out for the finisher's medal or flapjacks by the sea.

Life is a Beach routes

This coastal route leads runners along the stunning oceanside promenade in Holland Haven towards Clacton-on-Sea. The circuit is approximately 10.7KMs and has views of the North Sea all throughout.

There will be an aid station at the end of each lap stocked high with flapjacks, fresh fruit and nuts, sweet/savoury snacks and plenty of refreshments.

Please Note: This event is a cupless event and participants will need to ensure they have brought a receptacle to drink out of if they are taking part.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Race entry
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Professional chip timing
  • Aid stations
  • Refreshments & nutrition
  • Parking
  • NB: There are no refunds offered on Hare & Tortoise Events
Raceday Logistics


09:30 - Marathon & 6 Hour Endurance Start

Please make sure to arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your event to give yourself enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up.


This beautiful coastal setting is the perfect place to bring family and friends out to have a picnic, all the while cheering on the awesome participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking at the Life's a Beach Marathon & 6 Hour Endurance event?
Yes, there will be plenty of parking available at the Holland Haven Country Park as well as on Kings Parade.
Will there be somewhere to leave my bag at the Life's a Beach Marathon & 6 Hour Endurance event?
Yes, there will be a manned bag drop at the event but the event organiser can not be responsible for missing or stolen items so please avoid leaving valuables.
Do I need to bring my own cup or bottle to the Life's a Beach Marathon & 6 Hour Endurance event?
Yes, in an effort to protect the environment this event will not be providing any cups to participants. Please make sure to bring your own cup or bottle to refill at the refreshment 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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Life is a Beach weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

Meet the organizer

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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