Chelmsford marathon 26.2 mile challenge takes place on 23rd October 2016.

The J's Hospice Chelmsford Marathon returns for its third year in 2016 to raise funds for young adults hospice care. Last year, the communities of Chelmsford and surrounding villages came out in their thousands to cheer and support the 800 runners, raising an amazing £65,000 for The J's Hospice.

Using a virtually flat route this accurately measured single lap course starts outside Shire Hall in Chelmsford City Centre and takes runners along the high street and through to Chelmer village and then onto Writtle College and the villages of Roxwell and Willingale before finishing in Central Park.

The Marathon is organised by The J's Hospice and managed on their behalf by Nice Work. The race is looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to marathon running.

All race proceeds go to The J's Hospice and runners are urged to raise sponsorship. The marathon is organised by The J’s Hospice for runners to raise the vital funds for young adult hospice care. 

The J's Hospice provides enhanced care and support for young adults aged 16-40 across Essex with life limiting and life threatening conditions. They provide tailored nursing, respite and end of life care, advice and advocacy, emotional care, bereavement support and a range of activities for the young adult and their family in the comfort and security of their own home. You can view more about The J's Hospice on their website here.

The race village will have toilets, baggage store, refreshments, trade stands and family friendly entertainment.

The race includes a large selection of water and aid stations located at 8 points around the course.

There will be selected pacers on the course.

Prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female; 1st in age categories from Vet 1 to Vet 8; 1st Male & Female affiliated team (3 to count).

Please note there is a cut off time of 8 hours for the event due to health and safety reasons.

Entry Details:

Affiliated Runners- £38

Unaffiliated Runners- £40

Race HQ Location: Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JJ

Race Start Location: Shire Hall, City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1EH

Date: Sunday 23rd October 2016

Time: 9.00 am

Entry fee includes: Bespoke medals; goody bags; chip timing and a bespoke Running T-shirt.

To enter visit the Chelmsford marathon Official site.