Runners setting off at the start line

Safety Guidelines

Conditions of entry

By entering the 2023 Southend Half Marathon you are declaring yourself medically fit to take part and understand that the organisers, sponsors or any assisting person or persons will be in no way responsible for any injury, illness, loss or damage to your person or property incurred during or as a result of the event or for any damage caused by you to other person’s property.

An entrant shall be deemed to have made him/herself/their self, familiar with, and agreed to be bound by the UKA Anti-Doping Rules and to submit to the authority of UK Anti-Doping in the application and enforcement of the Anti-Doping Rules.

The UKA Anti-Doping Rules apply to entrants participating in the sport of Athletics, for 12 months from the 11 June 2023, whether or not the licence holder is a citizen of, or resident in, the UK.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry for any reason.

CANCELLATION: Should the event need to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions, we ask you to consider your entry fee as a donation to the charity.

ENTRY FEES: Entry fees cannot be refunded if you are unable to attend the event for any reason.

DEFERRING YOUR PLACE: If you are unable to run due to injury we will be happy to defer your place for 1 year only. All requests must be made by email to prior to 9th June 2023.

TRANSFERS: For health and safety reasons transfers are not permitted without written consent from the race organisers. Should you wish to transfer your place to another runner this must be requested by email to for consideration prior to 12th May 2023. No transfers will be permitted after this date.

PICTURES: You understand that pictures/filming taken during the event may be used by Havens Hospices to promote the work the charity does in the future. If you would not like your pictures to be used please email

MEDICAL: Although the organisers accept no responsibility for any injuries, a medical team will be in attendance. Marshals will summon medical assistance on the route if required.

DATA SHARING: Please note that in the case of a medical emergency on the day of the event your personal details will be shared with our event medical providers. In order for us to collate the race results your name, bib number, gender and runner club will be shared with FR Systems who provide our chip timing and race results service. Race results will be published on both the Havens Hospices website and social media platforms in addition to FR Systems own website unless you notify us to remove your data.

CONTACTING YOU: All event information will be provided by email. It is important that you download and read all relevant event information sent to you via email leading up to the event.

AGE RESTRICTION: Min age 17yrs on race day.