Saltmarsh Half Marathon

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Saltmarsh Half Marathon
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Experience the stunning Essex coastline and countryside as you take on this half marathon. With fully-stocked checkpoints and a fairly flat, marked route, this is ideal for your first half marathon distance. Finish up in the beautiful Riverside Park and claim your finisher's medal.
Half Marathon
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Sun, 7 Apr 2024
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South Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3, UK
Sunday, 7 Apr 2024
Half Marathon:
9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Saltmarsh Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Route information
This half marathon route takes you along the Saltmarsh Coast trail pathway, which spans 75 miles from South Woodham Ferrers to Salcott in Essex. The course runs alongside the River Crouch to the unspoilt riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch and Riverside Park, which has uninterrupted views across the water to Wallasea Island and its nature reserve. Experience coastal views and the breeze on your face as you run along this stunning pathway.
The route is mostly off-road, so is mainly traffic-free. It is quite flat and fully marked and therefore is a fairly easy route to follow if this will be your first half marathon.
Beginning at Clements Green Creek, the course begins by journeying through Marsh Farm Country Park with its incredible scenery of the river. Following the River Crouch, runners will continue along the pathway, heading past Bridgemarsh Island and Marina and through the village of Althorne. The route pushes on through the countryside, finally taking participants into Burnham-on-Crouch, past the yacht harbour to the finish line in Riverside Park.
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What's included
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Fully marked route
  • Fully-stocked checkpoints
  • Aid stations
  • Bag drop service
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service from Riverside Park to the start at Marsh Farm prior to the race
How to get there
Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3, UK
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By Car
Marsh Farm can be accessed by turning off the A130 between Battlesbridge and Chelmsford. Marsh Farm Country Park is a 20-minute drive from Chelmsford.
Free car parking is available at the race start at Marsh Farm Country Park. Parking is also available around Riverside Park at the finish line in Burnham-on-Crouch.
By Public Transport
The nearest train station is South Woodham Ferrers, which has regular services to Southminster and Wickford. From the station, you can take the 94 bus and alight at Hallowell Down, from which it is a 13-minute walk to Marsh Farm Country Park.
Shuttle Service
A shuttle service will be on offer before the event from the finish in Riverside Park to the start at Marsh Farm. Tickets can be booked at registration.
Event day logistics
09:30 Half marathon starts
Please make sure to arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the event to get parked, registered, and warmed up. The exact registration time will be provided closer to the date of the event.
Age Requirements
Participants must be aged 17 or over to enter the half marathon.
There will be aid stations at the 5-mile and 9-mile marks. Runners will be able to access snacks and drinks at these stations, with a range of options including sweets, nuts, flapjacks, fruit and squash.
Cupless Event
Please note that this is a cupless event to reduce plastic waste. Runners are encouraged to bring their own cups and bladders, but some reusable cups will be available to purchase on race day if needed.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop service at the start of the race to take bags and belongings to the finish line. Runners can use this to ensure they have warm clothing and anything else needed at the end of the race.
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