77 Runs in Essex

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  • Sun 3 Mar
  • £16-£45
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Chelmsford Race Weekend

Chelmsford Race Weekend is the major Half Marathon/5K/10K heading along Parkway, Essex Yeomanry Way, Chelmer Village Way on closed roads finishing at ARU.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £7-£9
Colchester, Essex, UK

The Mersea Mix

Essex Trail Events present The Mersea Mix Trails

  • Trail run 2
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £17-£26
Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

ATW Debden

The Debden 10k/5k is being held alongside the Essex 20 at Debden Airfield.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Tue 7 May
  • FREE-£20
Harwich, Essex, UK

Harwich Runners 5K Series - Race 1

The first in a 5-race series of summer evening events.

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • Sat 11 - Sun 12 May
  • £29.50-£130
Brentwood, Essex, UK

Nuclear Races Rush Weekend

Nuclear Races challenge all levels of fitness ability and ages - testing courage, determination, teamwork and physical strength.

  • Obstacle race 7
  • Fun run
  • Mud run
  • Sat 18 May
  • £7-£22
Basildon, Essex, UK

TT10 Races

The TT10 Races (formally Test Track 10) offer the participants and spectators a unique opportunity to see areas of the Ford site normally prohibited to the general public with participants...

  • 10 miler
  • Fun run
  • 10K run
  • Tue 28 May
  • FREE-£20
Harwich, Essex, UK

Harwich Runners 5K Series - Race 2

The second in a 5-race series of summer evening events.

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £3-£15
Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Quendon & Rickling RunFest

The Quendon & Rickling RunFest is back in its original spot in the calendar for 2024 after the massive sellout success of 2023 with a choice of...

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • £7-£18
Colchester, Essex, UK

Boxted 10K

Boxted Runners, a rural village running club affiliated with EA are very pleased to return in 2024 with another exciting 10K, 5K and 2K race!

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sat 15 Jun
  • £48-£75
Harwich, Essex, UK

Essex Way Ultra

The Essex Way is a long-distance trail which weaves through some of the most beautiful parts of Essex, between Epping and Harwich.

  • 50K ultra run
  • 100K ultra run
  • Tue 18 Jun
  • FREE-£20
Harwich, Essex, UK

Harwich Runners 5K Series - Race 3

The third in a 5-race series of summer evening events.

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • Tue 9 Jul
  • FREE-£20
Harwich, Essex, UK

Harwich Runners 5K Series - Race 4

The fourth in a 5-race series of summer evening events.

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • Tue 30 Jul
  • FREE-£20
Harwich, Essex, UK

Harwich Runners 5K Series - Race 5

The fifth and final in a 5-race series of summer evening events.

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • Sat 17 Aug
  • £12.50-£42.50
Billericay, Essex, UK

Inflatable 5K - Basildon (Essex)

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Obstacle race
  • Sat 21 Sep
  • £38-£130
Brentwood, Essex, UK

Nuclear Races Blast and Blackout

Nuclear Races challenge all levels of fitness ability and ages, testing courage, determination, teamwork and physical strength.

  • 5K run 4
  • Sat 2 Nov
  • £67-£77
Brentwood, Essex, UK

Nuclear Races - Fallout

Fallout is the Nuclear winter beast…

  • Obstacle race 2
  • Sun 25 Feb
  • £45-£55
Ongar, Essex, UK

St Peters Way Ultra

The St Peter’s Way is 43 miles of footpath meandering through the historic countryside of Essex in an easterly direction towards the coast, from Chipping Ongar...

  • 43 miles trail running
  • Sun 3 Mar
  • £34-£36
Hockley, Essex, UK

Hockley Woods Trail Challenge

The Hockley Woods Trail Challenge is a 6-hour trail running challenge, where runners are able to set their own targets and goals.

  • 6 hrs trail running
  • Thu 14 Mar
  • £18-£19
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

The Ship 8K Trail Run

8km run at night around the local trails.

  • 8 km trail running
  • Sat 16 Mar
  • £45
Brentwood, Essex, UK

UKOCR 3K Obstacle Run

At the award winning Nuclear Races hosted by Nuclear Wild Forest Obstacle Course

  • 3 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £28-£30
Colchester, Essex, UK

Colchester Half Marathon

Starting and finishing at the JobServe Community Stadium - the route will take you past some of Colchester's iconic landmarks!

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £20-£34
Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Essex 20 (incorporating the Essex County 20 mile Champs)

The Essex 20 is held every year in March and is an ideal race to run in the build up to the Marathon season.

  • 20 miles road running
  • Sun 24 Mar
  • £31-£33
Brentwood, Essex, UK

Bakers Brentwood Half Marathon

The 42nd Anniversary of the largest event of its kind in Essex

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 14 Apr
  • £35
Colchester, Essex, UK

RETRO UNIQUE Legacy Home Town Half Marathon

RETRO UNIQUE’s Home Town Half is our exciting scenic trail 'Legacy' half marathon event taking place in 2024.

  • 13.1 miles multi terrain running
  • Sun 14 Apr
  • £10-£12
Colchester, Essex, UK

Bromley 10K

2024 will see the Eigth running of the Harwich Runners Bromley 10k, with profits from this event going to local charities.

  • 10 km road running
  • Sun 14 Apr
  • £20-£25
Benfleet, Essex, UK

Hadleigh Legacy 10K

It is the greatest pleasure and utmost delight to announce that the award winning Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10k returns for another stupendous race-day in 2024!

  • 10 km multi terrain running
  • Thu 18 Apr
  • £10-£13
Ingatestone, Essex, UK

The Viper 5 Mile Trail Run

The Viper 5 Mile Trail Run is a new event.

  • 5 miles trail running
  • Sun 21 Apr
  • £8-£15
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Trifarm 15K Spring Trail Run

2024 seasons championship series starts off on the traditional London Marathon date with an extended 15k route.

  • 15 km trail running
  • Thu 25 Apr
  • £3
Maldon, Essex, UK

Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series - Race 1

Tiptree Road Runners are excited to announce that the popular 5km summer handicap series returns to Maldon Promenade Park in 2024!

  • 5 km road running
  • Sun 28 Apr
  • £34
Colchester, Essex, UK

Colchester Stampede 10K

RunThrough Events are excited to be bringing the Colchester Stampede 10k back in 2024.

  • 10 km road running
  • Sun 5 May
  • £27-£29
Dunmow, Essex, UK

The Highwayman

The Highwayman Trail Marathon is a narrative trail race...

  • 26.2 miles trail running
  • Sun 12 May
  • £40
Brentwood, Essex, UK

Nuclear Fit

Nuclear Fit is a high-energy and exciting outdoor functional fitness race with a 1km trail run alternating with one unique functional fitness station repeated six times to test strength and endurance.

  • 6 km trail running
  • Thu 16 May
  • £3
Maldon, Essex, UK

Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series - Race 2

Tiptree Road Runners are excited to announce that the popular 5km summer handicap series returns to Maldon Promenade Park in 2024!

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £19.50
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Sundowner Trail Marathon

Get involved in 2024 for the first annual Sundowner Marathon!

  • 27 miles trail running
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • £34-£36
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK

Southend Half Marathon

A flat and fast traffic-free half marathon on the Essex coastline, the premier running event in the Southend area. Genuine PB potential over the coastal route, with a great medal at the finish.

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Thu 13 Jun
  • £3
Maldon, Essex, UK

Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series - Race 3

Tiptree Road Runners are excited to announce that the popular 5km summer handicap series returns to Maldon Promenade Park in 2024!

  • 5 km road running
  • Thu 27 Jun
  • £18-£23
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

The Chelmsford Brew Co Summer 10K Trail Run

This is a GPX/Strava route with a narrative back up.

  • 10 km trail running
  • Thu 27 Jun
  • £3
Maldon, Essex, UK

Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series - Race 4

Tiptree Road Runners are excited to announce that the popular 5km summer handicap series returns to Maldon Promenade Park in 2024!

  • 5 km road running
  • Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jul
  • £97-£99
Epping, Essex, UK

The Full Essex Way Ultra

From City to Sea! Starting at Epping tube station in London and finishing at the high lighthouse in the historic port of Harwich, the ultra covers the full 82 miles of the beautiful Essex Way Trail.

  • 82 miles trail running + 2778 ft ascent
  • Mon 8 Jul
  • £8-£12
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Trifarm 10K Summer Trail Run

Race 2 of the Trifarm trail seasonal series for 2024.

  • 10 km trail running
  • Thu 11 Jul
  • £3
Maldon, Essex, UK

Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series - Race 5

Tiptree Road Runners are excited to announce that the popular 5km summer handicap series returns to Maldon Promenade Park in 2024!

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • £40
Brentwood, Essex, UK

Nuclear Fit

Nuclear Fit is a high-energy and exciting outdoor functional fitness race with a 1km trail run alternating with one unique functional fitness station repeated six times to test strength and endurance.

  • 6 km trail running
  • Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug
  • £78-£80
Halstead, Essex, UK

Gosfield Backyard Ultra

Join Top Day Events at Gosfield, home of the UK's newest Back Yard Ultra taking place in the beautiful grounds of Gosfield School in Essex, UK.

  • 2 days trail running
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £14
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

The Muntjac Half

The Muntjac 15 is a trail race linking 5 stunningly beautiful woodlands together.

  • 15 miles trail running
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • £40
Brentwood, Essex, UK

Nuclear Fit

Nuclear Fit is a high-energy and exciting outdoor functional fitness race with a 1km trail run alternating with one unique functional fitness station repeated six times to test strength and endurance.

  • 6 km trail running
  • Sun 29 Sep
  • £27-£29
Maldon, Essex, UK

Maldon Half Marathon

Maldon Half marathon is a chip-to-chip timed road race, through the rural villages following quiet country lanes around the outskirts of Maldon.

  • 13.1 miles road running

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