Southend 10k Classic Road Race

Date: 6th October 2019

Location: Southchurch Park, Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1 2XB

Event Type and Distance: 10k run

Amenities: Chip timing, closed roads, water stations, medal

Entry Price: From £15

The race sees up to 2,000 participants run from Southchurch Park along the Southend seafront and back again on closed roads. There is also a 3k fun run on offer. The event provides water stations on the route and awards at the finish line. Headphones are strictly forbidden on this course, with anyone caught listening to music being disqualified from the race.

The event is an annual local spectacle, with seasoned athletes and professional runners descending on the flat course to try and hit a personal best time. Previous winners include Paul Whittaker and Adam Hickey, local athletes who are often the competitors to beat.