Southend’s premier running event, flat and traffic free. Ideal for a personal best.

This year’s half marathon takes place on 12th June 2016. The 13.1 miles feature a  picturesque 2 lap, flat and traffic free route finishing along the Southend Coastline. It is ideal for both novice and experienced runners.

This year is the 21st anniversary of the event which will see 3,000 runners take to the pathways of Southend. Starting and finishing at East Beach in Shoeburyness.

Southend Half Marathon

Venue Facilities

The venue will be equipped with plenty of parking, toilets, sports therapists, activewear, refreshments, entertainment and a warm up and cool down area.

Southend Half Marathon Sign Up

Sign-up online at Havens.

Southend Half Marathon Route Review

The course features two laps and a flat course along the seafront.

The double lapping makes it great for spectators to cheer on their loved ones at multiple stages throughout the course, as well as start and finish.

The course is well marshalled with frequent water and sponge stations to keep runners hydrated.

The route allows slower entrants to see the leading runners lap passed as they go to complete the route.

With the wind on your side, this flat race is certain to help you achieve a personal best.

Upon completion of the race runners receive a medal they can treasure… or promptly lose to one of their children.


If you are looking at going for a personal best, head to the front of the race.

Southend Half Marathon Charity

The Southend Half Marathon is a charity event which raises money for Havens Hospices. When a family has been told that there’s no cure for their loved one’s illness, Havens Hospices can help, controlling pain and medication, supporting families, offering short breaks and caring for adults, babies, children and teenagers at the end of their lives. Haven’s specialist care is free – for as long as it is needed – within the home and at our two hospices, Fair Havens and Little Havens. This is only possible thanks to the generosity of the thousands of Havens Hospice supporters who donate time, money and goods to the charity, ‘Making every day count’ for those who need them.

Southend Half marathon and Sundried

Sundried will be attending the Southend half marathon to showcase our new ethical activewear collection, featuring men’s and women’s gym and running clothes, designed to perform pre, during and post workout.

Southend Half Marathon Entry

To enter the half marathon visit the link here:

Tickets cost £22 with an extra £5 charge for entry on the day.

Running a half marathon too far?

Why not start working towards a 10k with our 10 weeks to 10k.