Runners village

Event
Information

Start and Finish

East Beach, Shoeburyness SS3 9AD

Entry Fees

Online entry fees until 5th June 2020

Affiliated Club Runners £23 / Non-affiliated runners and wheelchair athletes £25

On the day entry fees

Affiliated Club Runners £28 / Non-affiliated runners and wheelchair athletes £30

Event Timings

Registration for on the day entries opens at 08:00 and closes promptly at 08:45. No entries will be accepted after this time.

Wheelchair athletes will set off first at 09:15.

Runners will assemble at the start line for a safety briefing at 09:20. There are three voluntary start wave pens. Runners will use the start pen with their anticipated time (under 1 hour 30 minutes, under 2 hours, 2 hours and over). The main run will commence at 09:30 with the three start waves setting off at two - minute intervals.

We are very grateful to our volunteer pacers who will be supporting runners to finish times of 1hr 45m, 2hrs, 2hrs 15m, 2hrs 30m. Look out for their sail banners at the start line.

Car Parking and Travel

There is ample free parking onsite. Access is via Blackgate Road which will be fully signed along the approach to the venue. We suggest that runners allow plenty of time to arrive at the venue as the approach to the car park gets heavily congested. Once on-site runners will need to follow the car park marshals’ instructions. For those being dropped off by car there is a designated “drop off” point on the approach to the car park.

Shoeburyness station is just a five-minute walk from the start line and is the recommended method of transport. Shoeburyness is on the C2C line. Anyone travelling by train should check for any proposed engineering works before they travel.

For Shoeburyness runners can use bus routes 1, 4a, 7, 8, 9 and 14.

Runners Village

The Runners Village is located between the onsite car park and the start/finish line. Located in the Runners Village there will be the registration tent, a free baggage store, changing facilities, sports therapists (charges apply), running related retailers and refreshments to purchase as well as a Meet & Greet area where runners can meet friends and family after the race.

Registration

For runners who have pre-registered and have their race bib with integrated timing chip then there is no need to report to the registration tent. Those signing up on the day will need to report to the Registration Tent.

Refreshments and Facilities

There will be hot and cold refreshments available to purchase in the Runners Village.

There are ample toilets on site which can be found in two locations.

Purpose built toilet block 1 (located half way adjacent to the car park) where there will also be additional portaloos.

Purpose built toilet block 2 (located adjacent to the start line, behind the marquees in the Runners Village) additional portaloos and urinals are also provided.

We ask runners to respect our neighbours and NOT to urinate in the bushes adjacent to the car park, there are ample toilet facilities for all runners. Any runner seen urinating in the bushes will be removed from the event.

Medical Support

Although the organisers accept no responsibility for any injuries, a full medical team will be in attendance including a doctor and full medical service provided by Emergency Doctors Medical Services. The route is marshalled at regular intervals and marshals will summon medical assistance on the route if required.

Hydration

There are 10 opportunities to take on water along the route. Dehydration can cause tiredness and be a risk to health. Water will be provided in plastic or paper cups along the route. Bottled water will be available at the finish. All cups and bottles will be collected after the event for recycling.

Race Numbers

It is important that all information is completed on the reverse of running numbers. Completion of this information could save a life in the event of an emergency.

Runners should not give their race number to another runner without prior written permission from the organisers.

Headphones

We strongly urge runners not to wear headphones for this event.

Although the roads are closed to traffic there are occasions when vehicles have to be given access to the course. Wheelchair athletes are also taking part on the day and may be travelling a lot faster than runners. It is imperative that runners can hear marshal instructions as well as approaching wheelchairs.

UK Athletics Licence Number

2020-40181