Runners at the Southend Half Marathon

The Event

Back for 2023

Havens Hospices is excited to be hosting our flagship event, the Southend Half Marathon on 11th June 2023. Now in it’s 27th year the race has raised over £1.3million for Havens Hospices. Being a regular fixture in the South East running calendar the race regularly attracts over 2,000 runners each year as well as numerous spectators who line the seafront route and start/finish area at East Beach, Shoeburyness. Runners take part from across the South East of England as well as the rest of the UK and as far afield as Europe, Hong Kong and the USA

The two-lap course takes runners along the scenic coast with views over the Thames Estuary. The flat route is closed to traffic which makes it ideal for experienced runners looking to achieve a personal best time as well as runners who are taking on their first half  marathon. Wheelchair athletes are also welcome.

Pacers will be supporting runners to finish times of 1hr 30m, 1hr 45m, 2hrs, 2hrs 15m, 2hrs 30m.

The race is chip timed and all finishers will receive a bespoke medal. Trophies are also awarded for individuals and teams.

This is a UK Athletics approved event.

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The route

Event information

Safety guidelines