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Essex Marathon & Half Marathon
Sunday 18 April 2021, 09:00
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Challenge yourself to either a Half or Full Marathon in Essex. This is a flat and fast course with tarmac, traffic free running around the former RAF Debden Airfield. The course is designed in the shape of an aircraft in honour of so many RAF and USAAF who were stationed here over the years. 

With events around the country being cancelled we are pleased to be able to give you the opportunity to complete the marathon and half marathon distances in a small scale, socially distanced environment in traffic free grounds. The race will be held under a full UK Athletics race license.

The official chip timed marathon and half marathon will held in waves of runners starting from 09:00am in a time trial format with the athletes with the fastest predicted times going off first. The start line will be similar to a Formula 1 starting grid with athletes being kept socially distanced on the start line and starting in small waves.

As Active Training World continue to organise events during this difficult time, we undertand that many people are nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events

We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)

Sunday 18th April 2021

Wave Start times (based on your estimated completion time): 

Marathon Sub 3 Hours & 6+ Hours
Half Marathon Sub 1.5 Hours & 3+ Hours

Marathon Between 4 – 6 Hours
Half Marathon  Between 2 – 3 Hours

Marathon Between 3 – 4 Hours
Half Marathon Between 1.5 – 2 Hours

Location Debden Airfield, Carver Barracks, Water Ln, Wimbish, Saffron Walden CB10 2YA

Essex Road Running Championships 2020

02 May 2021
10:00AM -
Provisional - Witham May Day 10 Miles
19 Sep 2021
10:00AM -
Provisional - Pleshey Half Marathon
17 Oct 2021
09:00AM -
Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon
21 Nov 2021
02:00PM -
Provisional - Chelmsford 10k

Inter-Counties 2020

No events

Essex Championships 2020

No events

Essex Cross Country Championship 2019/20

No events

Essex Indoor Championship 2021

No events

Road Relays 2021

No events
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