Raced under UKA Rules – Permit Number:  2019-36237


With a forecast of a sunny Sunday for Race Day, we wanted to thank everyone for their support once again. This is a community race, and it couldn’t run without the support of the local running community, clubs, friends and family, and also all the runners, and walkers who have already signed up.

Our Entry-On-The-Day desk will be open, for both races from 8.45am on Sunday morning.

HOWEVER, if you want to do this online,
via our entry page from 10am Friday morning
This means you can bag an entry to save time on Race Day, plus we can have the very latest up-to-date entry list for when you collect your race numbers from the sports hall on Sunday.


Our desks for you to collect your pre-entered race numbers will be open from 8.45am.
These will be sorted by alphabetical surname.
Please check our Race Entry List, so you are aware of your race number in advance, which will be on our website Saturday afternoon.

Please note that all race packs will be available to collect on the morning of the race.

Please see our FAQ’s for information, and Final Runners Info.

Entry still open for Curry Night, Family Run, and Virtual Race


We may have entry on the day, please watch our website for more details.




We would like to extend a massive thank you to the good people at discountstickerprinting.co.uk who have printed us a whole load of great new stickers!


We will be giving them out for free at the event to all our athletes in the Family Run, and anyone else who wants one !




A charming 5 mile route heading to Hockley Woods, returning through Cherry Orchard Jubilee Park, New England Wood, & Grove Wood, now into it’s 8th year.

Our Entry Fees are actually lower than last year!


All profits from this race will be donated equally between Macmillan Cancer Support (261017), and Southend Breast Unit (1057266). To date the event has raised over £40,000.


71e84f8f-d015-4b17-b140-e9d3008b1d00“Superb,uplifting,inspirational – just as Kirste would have wanted.

This is a memorial race in honour of my extraordinary brave and special wife Kirste.

She loved running because of the camaraderie ,warmth and frienship she found with fellow runners.

These gave Kirste the courage to fight cancer and to continue running for seven years. This race exemplifies all these values and is also a lovely friendly and great value race.”

To design a more fitting tribute would be difficult if not impossible, the event you guys created is the perfect tribute. You will find nobody that knew Kirste saying anything different.

I am certain anyone that knew Kirste knows how much she loved running and encouraging others to run.

John Bowman

Kirste was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and underwent six bouts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She passed away on February 9th 2012, at the age of just 42 after raising more than £50,000 for breast cancer charities by running 23 marathons while fighting the disease.

Her smiling face will be forever missed.



“Thank you to all our Marshals, Partners and to all the Runners.


We had our biggest attendance, and some excellent comments about the race, so thank you for making it a special day. ”

Karl Cadman, Race Director


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