The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon

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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.
Participants
Half Marathon, and Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 16 Oct 2022
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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(1 Review)
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The event experience
Atmosphere

Based on 1,500 participants

Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford CM1 1EH, UK
Start times
Sun, 16 Oct 2022
Marathon:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£30.00 - £32.00
Marathon
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26.2mi
£44.00 - £46.00
Route information
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.
What's included
  • 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
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Previous Finisher's Medal
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Train
How to get there
Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford CM1 1EH, UK
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Race HQ
Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JJ
Race Start
Shire Hall, City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1EH
By Train
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.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon and 18 and older to enter the Marathon.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn’t arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Crowds
Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome! With family-friendly entertainment and great viewing of the finish line, this event is perfect for spectators.
FAQ's
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.
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Do finishers of The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon receive a medal?
All runners will receive a bespoke medal on completion of the race.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Reviews
4.3
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2021
Great course and very lovely scenery. The start was too chaotic and badly organised though. Everyone was starting in the wrong place, the lineup area was too short and narrow, and it was a complete bottle-neck. We spent the first few kms trying to overtake people to get to the runners of a similar pace, and this was not easy since it was along narrow cycle paths. Next time, extend the start, maybe make sure participants are there a little earlier, so they can get to the right place. Also, with the bag drop etc on the grass before the race, all of our running shoes were getting wet before we even got going, which was not ideal. Other than that, it was great! Thanks a lot!
Recent Questions
Tracy Hughes
10/16/2021
Can you track runners
Darren Sainsbury
10/10/2021
If you are signed up for the full marathon can you switch to the half?
Malcolm Statham
10/7/2021
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?
Paul Edwards
10/8/2021
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.
Melanie Spencer
10/7/2021
Is there a route map for the half marathon?
Gareth Carey
10/7/2021
Hi, can you wear head phones for the half?
Jason Smith
10/6/2021
With just over a week to go the communication about the route, race day and logistics are terrible
Mark Smith
10/6/2021
Agreed, there are a lot of unanswered questions on this site.
Ricky Emery
10/6/2021
I am flying in from Canada can you confirm where and when we can pick up our race numbers please😁
Simon Allen
10/5/2021
Do we collect race numbers and chip at registration on the day or are they being sent out?
Viola Vitcu-Zuokumor
10/5/2021
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?
Paul Crudgington
10/5/2021
Are runners allowed to wear headphones?
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