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.
Nice Work has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 16th Oct 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more
How to enter the The Chelmsford Marathon & Half
The Chelmsford Marathon & Half routes
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
Finish line goodies
Trophies for winners and leading age categories
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.
Spectators are welcome! With family-friendly entertainment and great viewing of the finish line, this event is perfect for spectators.
Nice Work are always on the lookout for volunteers to help out at their events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.
In return, volunteers will be given free entry to one of their races and, race dependent, paid expenses. If interested, please contact: [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
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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