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Join the running community at this special event with unique atmosphere to remember the fallen servicemen and women. The course follows an undulating, traffic-free lapped pathway and participants have 6 hours to complete as many (or as few) as they wish.
Marathon, and 6 Hour Challenge
Sun, 13 Nov 2022
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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Based on location
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Batemans Tower, Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0HH, UK
Sun, 13 Nov 2022
6 Hour Challenge:9:30am |
This special event has a unique atmosphere and takes place on Remembrance Sunday. The Last Post will be played before the event starts then at 11:00 all runners are encouraged to take a breather and join a moment of silence to remember those military personnel who have given their lives over the years in service to our great country.
The race itself takes place on a traffic-free, undulating trail course. Runners will complete laps of a 10.55k loop, and with an aid station at the start/finish point and halfway round, 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 a half marathon, 4 laps for the Marathon and any more than that and the clock is your only limit!
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.
- Finisher's Medal
- Fully stocked aid station
How to get there
Batemans Tower, Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0HH, UKGet full directions
The Batemans Tower Cafe in Brightlingsea is situated on the east coast of England, south of Colchester and can be accessed from the B1029.
There is ample parking on the roadside along Promenade Way, but also in public car parks located on Promenade Way: Promenade Way Car Park & Western Promenade Grass Car Park.
Alresford Station is approximately 5 miles from the event venue.
Event day logistics
09:30 Races Start
11:00 Remembrance Silence
15:30 6 Hour Challenge Ends
Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your event to get parked, registered and warmed up.
Runners must be at least 18 years old to take part.
Hare & Tortoise Running
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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.
Will there be toilets at Remembrance Day?
Toilets are located near Bateman’s Café on the West Promenade, in the car park at the end of Promenade Way. These will be accessible, before, during, and after the race.
Can I leave my own food at the aid stations at Remembrance Day?
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.
Do I have to run for the whole 6 hours of Remembrance Day?
No, you don't have to run for the whole 6 hours, you can stop as often as you wish.
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Is there anywhere I can find a mapped route of the 6.5mile lap?
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Please follow the link to find the route for the 6.5 mile lap - https://www.plotaroute.com/route/530912