Essex Marathon & Half Marathon
18th April 2021
Waves starting at 09.00
This event is organised by Active Training World
Essex Marathon & Half Marathon
EARLY BIRD ENTRIES OPEN NOW. PRICES VALID TILL MIDNIGHT 30 NOVEMBER
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
UKA License: Applied for
Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards
Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race.
Registration opens at:
07:30am for Marathon Sub 3 Hour and 6+ Hour Runners and Half Marathon Sub 1.5 Hour and 3+ Hour
Registration opens at 09:00 for all other athletes
There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.
Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.
Book your place
- If you have previously used ATW to enter events, your old registration details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in. You will receive a Welcome email with a link to create your password.
We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.
Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to confirm that they have not been unwell in the 14 days leading up to the event. This also applies to Spectators and competitors. For this reason we are discouraging spectators from attending the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:
Custom designed medal for all finishers!
There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? This unique course tracks clock-wise. Half Marathon runners 3 x 7.03km laps, Full Marathon runners 6 x 7.03km laps
The course is suitable for wheelchairs and prams/buggies.
Whether this is your first marathon or half marathon and you want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of improving your goals.
Other Race Information
It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event. You should not attend the event if you have.
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.
Parking and Transport
Ample free parking is available at the venue.
Changing and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be a baggage area.
Toilets will be provided for the event.
ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.
By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:
Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.
Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event.
1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.
2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.
3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.
4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of UKA rules.