Southend Half Marathon
Sun 11 Jun 2023 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.

  • Sun 11 Jun 2023
East Beach, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

Southend Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


A superb coastal half marathon, starting and finishing in Shoeburyness, taking full advantage of the flat terrain of the Essex Coastline. Highly regarded for the potential for fast times, over a fully marshalled course, with plenty of water stations (with welcome wet sponges) to keep you hydrated, every step of the way. Suitable for experienced runners, who look to post a fast time, whilst also offering a superb entry point for newer runners, who want to enjoy a scenic route on a flat course. 


  • Coastal route

    Enjoy sea views along the route, which skirts the Essex coastline.

  • Flat and fast course

    Ideal for PB hunters and novices alike.

  • Safe running environment

    Benefit from a fully traffic-free route, which is fully marshalled.

  • Run for Havens Hospices

    Fundraise to support the superb work of Havens Hospices.

  • Superb finish line medal

    Celebrate your achievement with a bespoke medal at the finish.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


  • 07:30 - 08:15 | On the day sign up
  • 07:30 - 08:45 | Arrival for participants
  • 08:40 | Wheelchair safety briefing
  • 08:45 | Wheelchair start
  • 08:50 | Safety Briefing
  • 09:00 | Race Start

  • Bag storage
  • Changing facilities
  • Coast
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

East Beach, Shoeburyness
Rampart Terrace

Recently awarded 'City status' Southend-on-Sea is a resort town on the Thames Estuary in Essex. Among the local attractions is the famous Southend Pier which is the longest pleasure pier in the UK.

Lying just to the east of Southend, at Shoeburyness, the event start is easily reachable by road, with parking available close to the start line.

Trains operate to Shoeburyness, with the station a short walk from the start line. 

  • 2 laps
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • PB
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
A two-lap seafront course on closed roads with sea views and fresh air all the way.

  • Public transport links

The medals are now environmentally friendly!

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Race photo
  • T-shirt


  • Free bag store
  • Changing facilities
  • Numerous water stations
  • Bespoke environmentally friendly medal
  • Winners' trophies
  • A t-shirt can be added to your entry if you'd like one

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online

A t-shirt can be added to your entry if you'd like one (cost £10).

Entry fees

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Second time and Southend, and will be back next year. Well organised, lovely route and unique medal too. Nice and flat which is a bonus and was very warm too. | Mike

The Southend Half gets better every year with the numbers of runners growing every year. Havens Hospice do a fantastic job putting on this event and I would recommend anyone looking for a PB or just a great Half to register and come along and run this race. The registration process is easy, it's not that expensive, the organisation is great and the course is cool running along the seafront. Local support is fantastic. Overall this is one of my favourite halfs of the year! I will be back next year! | Chris

Brilliant for spectators.. saw mine 5 times on the course. The water stations are plentiful and the wet sponges are a nice touch. Just missed my PB by 8 seconds so this course has the potential to crush those times. I will be back. | Gemma