Southend Half Marathon 2023 Road Closures

On Sunday 11th June, Southend will host a Half Marathon in aid of local charity Havens Hospices which will mean there will be road closures around the seafront area for a short period of time on that day.

Each year the event raises thousands of pounds to help fund the charity’s care in the community and at their two hospices, supporting local people of all ages living with incurable conditions.

The road closures are as follows:

George Street – 07.00 to 13.30 hrs

Rampart Terrace – 07.00 to 13.30 hrs

Rampart Street – 07.00 to 13.30 hrs

High Street, Shoebury – 08.45 hrs to 09.30 hrs

Smith Street/Campfield Road – 08.45 – 09.45 hrs

All roads within the Garrison (except Barge Pier Road) i.e. New Garrison Road, St Georges Lane, The Terraces, Warrior Square Road and Magazine Road – 08.45 to 10.00 hrs

Ness Road/Shoebury Common Road and Thorpe Esplanade/Eastern Esplanade (From south of Linton Road to Beach Road) – 08.45 to 12.00 hrs

Maplin Way (from Thorpe Esplanade to Church Road) – 08.45 to 12.00 hrs

Church Road – 08.45 to 12.00 hrs

New Barge Pier Road (south of Magazine Road) – 08.45 to 12.00 hrs 

There will also be a temporary suspension of parking on both sides of Peel Avenue from its junction with Blackgate Road northwards for 50m from 7am to 2pm.

Judy Grocott,  Head of Fundraising at Havens Hospices said, “We are really looking forward to cheering on 2,000 runners at the Southend Half Marathon this Sunday. On behalf of Havens Hospices I would like to thank everyone who supports this event: the runners, all their friends and family who come and cheer, the volunteers who give up their time to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible, and, of course, the fantastic residents and business owners along the route who allow us to run through their streets. All of you are ‘Making every day count’ for adults, babies, children and young people across Essex.”

The Southend Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 11th June, starting and finishing at Shoeburyness East Beach. Runners and wheelchair athletes interested in taking part can still sign up on the day of the event between 7.30 am and 8.15 am. More information is available on the charity’s website

Published Tuesday 6th June 2023 

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