Chelmsford Marathon


Race HQ Location: Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0RW

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

Date: Sunday 22nd October 2017

Time: 9.00 am

The Event

The J’s Hospice ‘Chelmsford Marathon’ returns for its fourth year in 2017 to raise funds for young adult’s hospice care.

Last year, the communities of Chelmsford and surrounding villages came out in their thousands to cheer and support the 861 runners, raising an amazing £60,000 for The J’s Hospice charity.

Using a virtually flat route with some undulations 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 on to Writtle College and the villages of Roxwell and Willingale before finishing in Central Park.

The race is looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to marathon running.

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

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).

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

There will be selected pacers on the course.

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


Affiliated Runners- £40

Unaffiliated Runners- £42

The race is expected to attract over 1,000 participants – so an early entry is advised.

Entry fee includes: bespoke medal, goody bag, refreshments on route and chip timing.

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