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The Clacton Half Marathon & 10K

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Review summary

34 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Sadie M
"I really enjoyed it, the wind was tough but the crowds kept me going! The..."


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..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Event passed
  2. 10K

    Run 10km
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  3. Golden Mile Fun Run

    Run 1mi
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Event details

  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Road
  • 500 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Clacton Half Marathon and 10K returns to Clacton and is held as part of the Clacton Carnival. The Half Marathon is a flat out-and-back course along the seafront and is ideally suited to runners of all standards.

If the Half Marathon isn't quite your distance, then why not try the Clacton 10K? A fast and flat 10K along the seafront which will suit runners new to the 10K distance or those hoping for a fast time.

The Clacton Carnival Golden Mile Fun Run should appeal to sprinters of all ages, sizes and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat 1 mile course.

The Clacton Half Marathon & 10K route

What’s Included
  • Medal to all finishers plus finish line goodies
  • Chip timing for all events
Course Details

This accurately-measured course is a fast and flat out-and-back course along the seafront. Half Marathon runners will complete two laps, with 10K runners completing one lap. There will be kilometre and mile markers along the route and it will be fully marshalled. Please be courteous of any other promenade users on the course.

Raceday Logistics

Race Start is at 9.30am.

Let's Do This always recommend that you arrive at least 45 mins before your start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.

First Aid:

St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.


Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.


  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off

If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. We offer our volunteers a free entry to a future race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

The Clacton Half Marathon & 10K reviews (34)

4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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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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    Michael T

    Did the 10K in 2019

    Well organised but we could not hear the safety briefing at the start. Great to hear you name as you crossed the line and the medal was fantastic. The and on the course was hard and I think it could have been cleared to make a path through for both safety and to make the run easier.
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    Simon T

    Did the 10K in 2019

    My wife has completed this race for the last 3 years and this was my 1st and as I was born and bred in Clacton was really looking forward to it. Parking as always was busy but if you don't mind a short walk to the start then very good. Organisation on the whole was above average however I found this year was a little disappointing for only 2 reasons. The first was the amount of runners,it seemed like it was over subscribed for the course,just after we start everything ground to a halt along the greens way due to some seafront work but then it was busy with a mix of slow and fast paced runners, personally I think if it's over 500 runners you need to think about timed pens just to give everyone a chance of running at there own pace.
    Secondly was the sand banked up on the promonade, it was at some points about 3 to 4 inches deep and dangerous and there were no warnings and no marshalls near it,I know it's the seaside but fair warning or earl morning path clearing would have been a bonus.
    Other than that a good flat course except for the prom climbs and lovely cooling sea breeze.

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    Caroline H
    Is it ok to walk the half marathon (with 9 and 10 year old?) or is it just for runners? Thank you


    Steph E
    Hey there, I'm afraid the Half Marathon is for runners only - but you are able to walk the 10k if you wish. All the best!
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    Stacy H
    Hi, can I transfer my place to another club member as I’m now unable to run due to having an operation a few days before? Thanks


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. If you ping our customer support team an email they will be happy to help - [email protected]
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    Jennifer S
    What is the latest date you can sign up for these races ?


    Steph E
    Hi there! Bookings close on the 14th of August :)
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    Andy H
    I have entered the half marathon is it possible to do the 10k instead


    Steph E
    Hi there. As this event offers two distances it is not a problem to change prior to the start of the event. Switching from the Half Marathon to the 10k is free. Please could you ping customer support an email and they'll help you out - [email protected] Many thanks!!
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    Shaheda A
    Impressed that my friend received her race number really quickly. When can I hope to receive mine given I entered us both. Hope this makes sense tysm


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Your race number and timing chip should have been posted out to you around 10 days before race day. If you do not receive your race pack before race day, please come to the registration desk at the race HQ and we will reissue your race number. Have a great event! :)
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    Amanda M
    What is the cut off for the 10k


    Steph E
    Hi there. For this event there is not cut-off time!! :)
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    Andrew W
    Are there any on the day entries or a waiting list for the Half? I need to get a race done to get a proof of time before the end of August!


    Steph E
    Hi there. I am sorry to inform you that this race is sold out and there are no entries on the day. For any help on getting a race in before the end of August you can contact customer support and they will definitely help you out - [email protected] Many thanks! :)
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    Emma L
    Hi, can I enter the Clacton half marathon on the day please?


    Steph E
    Hi there. I am sorry to inform you that this race is sold out and there are no entries on the day!
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    Paul D
    Just looking for a run tomorrow. Is it worth turning up in the morning?


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately this race is sold out and there will be no entries on the day!