Havens Hospices is bringing the Southend Half Marathon back to its usual coastal route after a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Each year the event raises thousands of pounds to help fund the charity’s services in the community and at their two hospices.
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 07.00 hrs to 13.30 hrs|
|High Street Shoebury (in its entirety)||From 08.45 hrs to 09.30 hrs|
|Smith Street/Campfield Road (High Street to Ness Road)||From 08.45 hrs to 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 (in their entirety)||From 08.45 hrs to 10.00 hrs|
|Ness Road/Shoebury Common Road & Thorpe Esplanade/Eastern Esplanade (From south of Linton Road to Beach Road)||From 08.45 hrs to 12.00 hrs|
|Maplin Way (from Thorpe Esplanade to Church Road)||From 08.45 hrs 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|
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.
Jane Hopkins, Race Director said “We are really looking forward to cheering on all the runners at the city’s first Southend Half Marathon. 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 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 12th June, starting and finishing at Shoeburyness East Beach. Runners and wheelchair athletes interested in taking part can still sign up until Friday 3rd June online at www.havenshospices.org.uk/southendhalf
Registration to sign up on the day will be open from 7.30am – 8.15am at a cost of £33 for affiliated club runners, non-affiliated runners £35 and wheelchair athletes £35.
Published 30th May 2022