The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Incorporating The Essex Road Running Championships
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Returning for its 7th year even bigger and better, be part of this major sporting event that takes you around Chelmsford and into the Essex countryside. Rise to the challenge and join over 1000 runners in support of Havens Hospice. Come for the epic race, lively atmosphere, and bespoke medal.
Half Marathon, and Marathon
Sun 17th Oct 2021
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 1,500 participants
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford CM1 1EH, UK
A major fundraising event for Havens Hospice, this year is even more important. Entries will help support this wonderful charity in their work to provide palliative nursing and supportive care to adults, young people and children living with complex or incurable conditions across Essex.
This event is definitely one to add to your racing calendar, with a single lap course on road and tarmac paths.
This almost completely flat route starts and finishes in Central Park, making the whole course a scenic rural route, undulating through nearby countryside and quaint villages in North Essex.
The race has a stunning finish line, down an avenue of autumn trees in Central Park. The race draws a large crowd, with many supporters and friendly marshals on the route to cheer you on, so sign up early to make sure you don't miss out!
*Aid stations and finish-line goodies are subject to COVID-19 regulations at the time of the race.
- Bespoke Finisher's Medal
- Technical T-shirt
- Aid stations
- Chip-timed results
- Finish-line goodies
- Trophies for winners and leading age categories
- Race pacers
- Family-friendly entertainment
- Bag drop
- Trade stands
Previous Finisher's Medal
How to get there
Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford CM1 1EH, UKGet full directions
Race HQ: Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JJ Race Start: Shire Hall, City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1EH
Shire Hall, the start location, is a short walk from Chelmsford Railway Station, and Race HQ is less than half a mile from Chelmsford Railway Station.
Event day logistics
09:00 Marathon and Half Marathon start
17:00 Cut-off time
It is recommended you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time to ensure plenty of time to complete the registration process and warm up.
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon and 18 and older to enter the Marathon.
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Spectators are welcome! With family-friendly entertainment and great viewing of the finish line, this event is perfect for spectators.
Is there parking at The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon?
Please note that there are no parking facilities and no drop off point at Central Park and you must use one of the City Centre car parks.
Do finishers of The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon receive a medal?
All runners will receive a bespoke medal on completion of the race.
Where can I find my results for the Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon?
Race times will be posted to www.nice-work.org.uk after the race, as well as being emailed to participants with a valid email address.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag during The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be a dedicated bag drop at the event site.
Who are Havens Hospice?
Havens Hospice provide palliative nursing and supportive care to adults, young people and children living with complex or incurable conditions across Essex. The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon helps fundraise for their efforts as your entry fee will help support their work. For more information on their amazing work please visit: https://www.havenshospices.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1ELLdzAs-a9M7SaZ--EClDqlbj4MokS10rbyxKMa9EfWgxfRzvuOlnLnQ
Is there a cut-off time for The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon?
Yes, there is a cut-off time of 8 hours. Please ensure you can complete your race distance within this time frame.
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon?
Runners must be 17 years and over on race day to enter the Half Marathon, and 18 years and over on race day to enter the Marathon.
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Find out more from members of the community who did the event last year, or those signed up.
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Can you track runners
If you are signed up for the full marathon can you switch to the half?
do i have to register before the race [marathon] i have not had to before.usualy i just turn up in running gear and race number and wait at the start?
I've just received my race number in the post - along with a letter about code of conduct, Covid rules etc. Hopefully everyone will receive by tomorrow. The letter states that full race instructions will be sent by email on Thursday 14 October.
Is there a route map for the half marathon?
Hi, can you wear head phones for the half?
With just over a week to go the communication about the route, race day and logistics are terrible
Agreed, there are a lot of unanswered questions on this site.
I am flying in from Canada can you confirm where and when we can pick up our race numbers please😁
Do we collect race numbers and chip at registration on the day or are they being sent out?
Should we already have our bib numbers posted to us? Because I don’t have mine. Or is it something we pick up on the day?
Are runners allowed to wear headphones?
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