Essex New Year’s Day Races

1st January 2021

This event is organised by Active Training World

Essex New Year’s Day Races

Featuring a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & 2.2k Fun Run

Starting from 10.00am (see below for more timings)

 

Shake off 2020 and challenge yourself on New Year’s Day 2021.

With something for all the family, the day features a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and a 2.2k Fun Run. 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. 

The course is ideal for a chip timed personal best over the Half Marathon, 10km and 5km distances using a 5km or 7.0325km loop around the former RAF Debden disused airfield –  a flat tarmac surface with no sharp corners. Or take part in the 2.2km Good Riddance 2020 Fun Run option using the on-site Motor Racing Circuit.

With events around the country being cancelled we are pleased to be able to give you the opportunity to complete these races 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 races will held in waves of runners 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)

Friday 1 January 2021

Start times

10:00am: Half Marathon

1:00pm: 10km and 5km

2:00pm: 2.2km Fun Run – Good Riddance 2020

 

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

UKA License: Applied for

Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards

Registration

Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race.

Registration timings:

08.30-09.45: Half Marathon

10.15-12.45: 10km and 5km

13:00-13:45: Fun run

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.

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Details Price Qty
Essex New Year's Day Half Marathon Affilitated £26.00 (GBP)*  
Essex New Year's Day Half Marathon Unaffilitated £28.00 (GBP)*  
Essex New Year's Day 10K Affilitated £20.00 (GBP)*  
Essex New Year's Day 10K Unaffilitated £22.00 (GBP)*  
Essex New Year's Day 5K Affilitated £12.00 (GBP)*  
Essex New Year's Day 5K Unaffilitated £14.00 (GBP)*  
Essex New Year's Day 2.2K Fun Run £8.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee


Event

Supporters

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:

Events@activetrainingworld.co.uk

Prizes

Custom designed medal for all finishers!

 There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

Course Information

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? This unique course tracks clock-wise using a 5km or 7.0325km loop around the former RAF Debden disused airfield. Click on the image to see a larger, downloadable map.

The course is suitable for wheelchairs and prams/buggies. No dogs allowed.

Other Race Information

Health
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.

Race Numbers
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
Toilets will be provided for the event.

Refunds
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.

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)

Disclaimer

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

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. 

AND

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.