Southend Half Marathon 2024 road closures

On Sunday 9h June, Southend-on-Sea 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 Fair Havens and Little Havens, supporting local people of all ages living with incurable conditions.

The road closures are as follows:

George Street (in its entirety) – From 07.00 hrs to 13.30 hrs

Rampart Terrace (in its entirety) – From 07.00 hrs to 13.30 hrs

Rampart Street (in its entirety) – From 7.00 hrs to 13.30 hrs

High Street, Shoebury (in its entirety) – From 8.45 hrs to 09.30 hrs

Smith Street/Campfield Road (High Street to Ness Road)  – From 8.45 hrs to 09.45 hrs

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

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

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

Church Road (in its entirety) – From 08.45 hrs to 12.00 hrs

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

Lucy Lock, Community Engagement Manager at Havens Hospices said, “We are really looking forward to cheering on around 2,700 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. It’s thanks to the support from the community that we’re able to continue providing specialist care and support to local people who have been given the devasting news of an incurable condition.”

The Southend Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 9th June, starting and finishing at Shoeburyness East Beach.

Please note that due to phenomenal demand this year, participants will be unable to sign up on the day as the event has now sold out.

More information about the event is available on the charity’s website

Published 3rd June 2024

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