Chelmsford Marathon runners raising their arms in the air for a photo at the start line

Chelmsford Marathon

About the event

When: Where: Central Park, Chelmsford, CM2 0RW Cost: Half & Marathon entry fees - £35-£66.50

Join runners as they go race, run, jog, and walk through Central Park and into the Essex countryside in support of Havens Hospices. The race is hugely popular amongst runners and comes highly recommended for the following reasons – great course, superb race-day atmosphere, enthusiastic and cheery marshals and a wonderful, well-appointed event village to explore.

The Marathon: This accurately measured single-lap course starting and finishing in Central Park on a scenic tree-lined avenue. The course is undulating, so please note there are hills. The race includes a large selection of water and aid stations located at 8 points around the course. There will be selected pacers on the course. Please note there is a cut-off time of 7 hours for the event due to health and safety reasons.

The Half Marathon: This is an ‘out & back’ course. It is a flatter route than the full marathon, but participants will enjoy running through Central Park and out into stunning countryside, finishing back at Central Park.

A note about the race starts: The race will start under the gantry in Central Park. Both distances will start together, but with wave starts. More details will be provided in the pre-race instructions, which will be sent approximately two weeks prior to race day.

There is also the option of a 13.1-mile half marathon for runners looking to take part in the shorter route.

This event is being organised by Nice Work in aid of Havens Hospices.

For more information about this event please contact Abbey.

Kindly sponsored by

Beaulieu sponsor