Entries are now open for the 2017 Essex 20M. The race remains great value at £6 for affiliated athletes and £8 for unattached if entered by 31 December 2016. The race will be held on 5 March 2017.

Enter online  HERE

Enter by post HERE

All runners are welcome to attend a marathon workshop held by Mara Yamauchi. £15. Book now, be quick.


A new marathon in Essex will take place in March 2017. It's being organised by Haven Hopsices and will take place on March 12 at East Beach, Shoeburyness,. If you want to get an early bird entry fee, then sign up now for a cool £35 (affiliated fee).

More information here

The cross country season will be with us in September starting with the Essex Relays on Saturday September 24. The events will take place at Apex Corner Hockley and will be hosted by Southend AC.

The races are U13 + U15 + U17 GIRLS, U13 + U15 + U17 BOYS, SENIOR WOMEN, SENIOR MEN, MIXED - 2 MEN + 2 WOMEN.


There may be some 'guest' clubs and ALL clubs MUST wear club colours.


More information on the entry form here.

Other Essex county cross country championships events for 2016/17 are - 
Sat 26th November 2016 - Vets and U13 +U15 county champs at Writtle College - host club Springfield Striders AC
Sat 7th January 2017 - Senior and U17+U20 county champs at Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford - host Woodford Green & Essex Ladies
Entry forms for these two events to follow at a later date.


Over the weekend of 21/22 May, Havering '90 were sole representatives of eastern London and Essex at the Green Belt Relay.

The Green Belt Relay is an annual 22-stage running relay race around 220 miles of the Green Belt around the outside of London over a single weekend.  The course mainly follow footpaths, towpaths or minor roads.  It is organised by The Stragglers running club, has been going since 1995, and involves around 35-40 teams. Runners form teams of 11 people, and each runner runs one stage each day.

As fantastic an event as this is and Havering were glad not to come last, the next event is a year away, so why not get a team together for this year's Essex Way Relay?

This race covers the 82 miles of the Essex way from Epping Station to Harwich Old Lighthouse in 10 stages. The route is mostly cross country and can be difficult through crops and across ploughed fields. Nevertheless it is a very enjoyable day out in the most attractive rural parts of Essex (with an excellent fish and chip shop and pubs waiting for you at Harwich). The course is NOT marked and it is essential for all competitors to have reconnoitred their section before the day to avoid getting lost.

More details here

parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run every Saturday at 9am. Remember to register on the Parkrun website to get your barcode which allows you to be timed and then receive your weekly email. 

Details of all 21 east London & Essex 5k parkruns under More tab at top of page and then follow Race Series in Essex tab.

Proposed parkruns at Hadleigh Park and Loughton are looking for core team and general volunteers in order to start the events. If you want to help please contact by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Hadleigh Park and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Loughton.


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Sun Aug 28 @10:30 -
Mersea Island 5M/10M
Mon Aug 29 @10:30 -
Barking Road Runners 5K
Sat Sep 03 @09:30 -
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km Summer Race Series
Sun Sep 04 @08:00 -
Essex Way Relay
Sun Sep 04 @10:00 -
Harlow 10 miles
Sun Sep 04 @11:00 -
UFD Hackney Half Marathon Race 2 2016
Wed Sep 07 @19:00 -
Crown to Crown 5k (Race 6 of 7)
Sun Oct 02 @10:00 -
Pleshey Half Marathon
Sun Oct 09 @10:30 -
Tiptree 10 miles
Sat Sep 24 @10:00 - 02:00PM
Essex Cross Country Championship Relays 2016/17
Sat Nov 26 @10:00 - 02:00PM
Vets and U13 +U15 County Championships
Sat Jan 07 @10:00 - 02:00PM
Senior and U17+U20 County Championships
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Please send all new events and changes to calendar@essexroadrunning.org.uk