A Challenging 3 lap course around the quiet country lanes of North East Essex. A perfect test at this unique 20 mile distance, especially for those training for London or another Spring Marathon. Run under UKA rules.

Please note there will be a strict 4 hour time limit for this race.  On expiry Marshals and water stations may be withdrawn. Also there is a race limit of 600 places and wheelchair entrants cannot be accommodated.

UKA race licence

Course measurement Cert No. 2011/246


In recognition of the ever increasing cost of road races and the extremely positive feedback received last year the organisers have decided to keep the entry fee low to bring you probably the best value for money 20 mile race in the country:




Enter by 31 December 2016



Enter after 1 January 2017



On the day entries








Cheques payable to “Essex AA”.

 (for 2016, race numbers collected on the day so no need for a S.A.E)

There will be no t-shirts or medals but free coffee or tea for each runner will continue. On the day entries: Only if the limit of 600 has not been reached beforehand (note the race has been sold out the last 2 years).

Closing date for postal applications 28 February 2016. Minimum age 18.


Essex County(1) medals awarded to the first 3 affiliated runners in each of the following categories:

Men:                        Open, V40, V50, V60 and V70

Women:                   Open, V35, V45, V55 and V65

Team medals:          First 3 Essex Mens / Ladies Teams

(1)To be eligible to enter the Essex Championship you need to either have been born in Essex or have been an Essex resident for at least 9 months.  In addition you cannot have competed in another county’s championship in the same year (eg. Suffolk / Kent,etc)

Runners will not qualify for Medals /prizes if they are not wearing the club kit of their first claim club in whose name they have entered.

Alternatively, please send postal entries to The Essex 20 Race Director, c/o Heavitree, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJJ.



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