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Race down the picturesque Clacton promenade in this Half Marathon/10K as part of the Clacton Carnival. Great for runners of all levels, the course is a flat out and back suited for those looking to clock a fast time. Come along for the unique finisher's medal or for the scenic landscape.

Review summary

36 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Terry R
" Great run and great weather Few hills upward and sand ! But all achievable ..."


kirsty h
"Nice race but did not think I run on sand l and hills as they say it's a flat..."


Ashley L
"A nice sea-side half ... and every kind of weather to boot! The organisers very..."
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The Clacton Half Marathon & 10K routes

This event is part of the Clacton Carnival and is a fantastic event for all the family.

The course is a 10KM route, with Half Marathon competitors completing it just over two times. The vast majority of the run will take place along the flat, scenic promenade.

There will be course marshals on hand throughout and distances will be clearly indicated. Please remain vigilant of any other members of public using the promenade.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip timing
  • Course marshalled
  • Distance marked
  • First aid on-site
  • Post race goodies
Raceday Logistics


0930: Race starts

Race Start is at 9.30am.

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start-time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.


The looped nature of this event makes it ideal for spectators. Afterward, friends and family can enjoy the beautiful area for themselves.


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

Can I leave my bag?
There will be a bag drop facility provided at the Race HQ.
Where can I access my race time?
Race results will be displayed live and uploaded onto after the race is finished. Runners will be made aware of when they are on their last lap.
Where can I park?
Car-parking will be available at the Race HQ and on the nearby streets.

The Clacton Half Marathon & 10K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Icon60% chance of rain
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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The Clacton Half Marathon & 10K reviews (36)

4 out of 5 stars

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    Ashley L

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    A nice sea-side half ... and every kind of weather to boot! The organisers very kindly allowed me to have a new number when I couldn't find mine. If it hadn't been chucking it down at the end we would have stayed longer afterwards.
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    Shaun E

    Did the 10K in 2019

    A really nice run. Easy access, great parking, well organised and great running by the sea. Start needs to be more structured as too many slower runners up front caused congestion. Couldn't hear the starting briefing. Sand on the course could have been cleared. Great medal. Had lots of fun and achieved my best 10K time so far as the course is mostly flat with only a couple of short inclines.
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    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Whilst it’s a good race to do it should be made clear that there’s is sand on the course. I don’t expect it to not be windy but it is. If you can handle 7 miles of a headwind along the beach then you’ll be alright.
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    Sophie C

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I entered the event very last minute so collected my number on the day. The number collection was well organised. More signage to the nearby toilets would have been helpful. Starting both the 10k and 1/2 marathon is a mistake in my opinion. Although it is a nice idea to start both at the same time the shear number of people at the start made it very overcrowded on the pavement at a few points after I started running I then came to a complete standstill. Also it means that you cannot order yourself according to your finish time at the start of the race. Even starting one race 15 minutes before the other would have helped with the congestion. As the course was advertised as fast and flat, I was not expecting there to be deep sandy patches along the promenade. The headwind on the day was also not very easy to run in although to be expected at a coastal race. The marshals were nice and water stations well stocked with sweets also. The medal was also very nice. Overall was quite well organised, I mostly enjoyed the race in hindsight but I definitely wouldn’t do the half marathon there again.
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    Tony M

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    The Good.
    The staff were friendly and gave clear instructions. Parking was a breeze. The track marshals were both good to the runners and good at keeping the public out of the way.

    The Bad.
    The start was crowded by an ice cream truck making it hard to get in position. We couldn't hear the start signal, nor any of the commentary and warnings before the race. With the 10km and Half Marathon starting at the same time there were many slower runners up the front and due to the path was being narrow for the crowd, the first 2 km was a constant battle to get past teams running 3 abreast and having a chat (I love the social teams, but they shouldn't be up front). There was deep sand on the track for intervals, which can't be helped, but it made between the first turn around and the life guard house like a beach run, and that sand in my shoes wasn't pleasant.

  • J


    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Well organised event with a great medal. Perhaps could start a bit earlier to avoid some of the other prom. \ forrpath users.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    It's was a good run. Needs to be better for you to put your bag's as it was just on the floor. But the longer it goes on the better it will get.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Nice race but did not think I run on sand l and hills as they say it's a flat course loved the medal at the finish
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Great run and great weather Few hills upward and sand ! But all achievable
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I really enjoyed it, the wind was tough but the crowds kept me going! The atmosphere was great! Well organised event!
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