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01 Mar 2020

12 month Season Ticket

Fancy bagging yourself a bargain and sorting out all your races for the season?  Well this could be the answer!  We are offering the opportunity for you to purchase a 12 month season ticket at a reduced price of 6 races for the price of 5!  

It's really simple, you buy your season ticket and we send you a code to enter your 6 races.  Browse and enter your races at your leisure - you have 12 months to use your entries!

Used them all up in 6 months - simple, just buy yourself another season ticket!!!

* events not included:  Blackwater; Roman River Trails; 12 hour Endurance events & Ultra distances

£150 / £160

29 Feb 2020

The 29th

What is there to do when you're given an extra day? RUN, of course! Come and join us for our leap year events and choose from a 5mi or 10mi fast trail course with only 141ft of ascent. The predominantly flat, traffic-free looped trail course, will give you the opportunity to run either 5 or 10 miles.  The course will be a 5mi loop and those running the 10mi event will run it twice after returning to the aid station after the first loop. t's this item about? What makes it interesting?

5 miles £14/16 & 10 miles £19/21

07 Mar 2020

** NEW DATE**. Rayne Challenge 2020 - Anniversary Race Marathon & 6hr Event.

Join us at Rayne for the second anniversary of our very first race event 2 years ago - how time flies!!!

This event will be cupless, as we make a move to reduce plastic waste, we're happy for you to use any receptacle you like but if you would like to purchase a reusable cup, we have some available for purchase online during your registration.  All cups to be collected on race-day.  We will also have a stock of cups for purchase on race-day, should you need one.

Along the site of an old disused railway line, this almost completely flat, traffic free, out and back course, will give you the opportunity to run as many or as few laps as you wish, within the time limit of 6 hours. UKA affiliated member and race permit issued by the TRA.The loops will be 5.3km/3.28m in distance and so you will need to complete 1 lap to receive a medal, 4 for a half marathon, 8 laps to cover full marathon distance, and then if you choose to continue, the clock will be your only limiting factor! 100 Club qualifying event.

£37/£39 Full price

15 Mar 2020

Brightlingsea Challenge 2020 - Marathon and 6hr Event

Now in it's third year, why not join us for our Brightlingsea Challenge event on the Essex coastline.

This event will be cupless, as we make a move to reduce plastic waste, we're happy for you to use any receptacle you like but if you would like to purchase a reusable cup, we have some available for purchase online during your registration.  All cups to be collected on race-day.  We will also have a stock of cups for purchase on race-day, should you need one.

Running along the Colne Estuary on the Essex coast, this undulating, traffic free, looped trail course, will give you the opportunity to run as many or as few laps as you wish, within the time limit of 6 hours. UKA affiliated member, race permit issued by the TRA. The loops will be 10.54km/6.55m in distance and so you will need to complete 1 lap for a your medal, 2 laps for a half marathon, 4 laps to cover full marathon distance, and then if you choose to continue, the clock will be your only limiting factor! 100 Club qualifying event.

£37/£39 full price - Early Bird Discounts £32/£34 available until 15/01/20

04 Apr 2020

Life’s a beach! - Coastal Race Series - Event 1

The first event in our 4 race coastal series for 2020. We have a 6hr timed or marathon distance event to choose from on the Essex coast. Each event within the 4 race series will have an individual bespoke medal with all 4 making up a set with a similar coastal theme.

This 10.70km multi terrain (but predominantly flat tarmac!) course, starts on the upper promenade at Holland On Sea, taking you along the seafront towards Frinton On Sea. It enters the picturesque Holland Haven country park, running along the lower gravel track with great views across the stunning Country Park and Frinton golf club.

£36/38 Full Price - Early Bird discounts £31/33 until 05/02/20

01 May 2020

Blackwater Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra Marathon Trail Events

Half marathon, Marathon & Ultra Marathon distances - all race distances start in the County town of Chelmsford, following the canal path by the side of the picturesque Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.  The half-marathon distance finishes in the beautiful village of Heybridge Basin where the canal meets the sea, separated only by a single lock. The marathon & ultra marathon distances carry on round the pretty coastal path through Goldhanger, taking in the protected saltwater marshes, with the marathon finishing in the Tollesbury fishing village.  Those of you taking on the Ultra-distance enjoy the coastal path once more to return to Heybridge Basin for your well-earned medal, finisher t-shirt, goody bag and perhaps a beer in one of the local hostelries. 

15 May 2020

The Century

Join us at Rayne to celebrate the 100th Marathon of Neil Addington. Neil has supported H&T from the start for which we are truly grateful. As a thank you, we have put together an event to celebrate his stunning achievement. We have a marathon and also a 6hr timed event on the day. It's a slightly different loop length than our standard at Rayne, by request of the Centurion himself. 

£37/39 Full price, £32/34 Early Bird until 29/02

19 May 2020

Coastal Race Series - Event 2 - Seas the day!

The second event in our 4 race coastal series for 2020 is a half marathon and 3hr timed  event on the Essex coast. Each event within the 4 race series will have an individual bespoke medal with all 4 making up a set with a similar coastal theme.

 

This 6.55km multi terrain (but predominantly flat tarmac!) course, starts on the upper promenade at Holland On Sea, taking you along the seafront towards Frinton On Sea. It enters the picturesque Holland Haven country park, running along the lower gravel track with great views across the stunning Country Park and Frinton golf club.

£27/29 Full Price. Early Bird discount £25/27 until 08/04/20

19 Jun 2020

Cartoon Capers 2020 - Double Trouble - AM & PM 6hr timed events

We couldn't decide on one event theme for Cartoon Capers 2020, so we've gone for two! One morning 6hr timed event and one in the afternoon as well! Two events, two bespoke medals! Choose one event or do the double!

This 10.70km multi terrain (but predominantly flat tarmac!) course, starts on the upper promenade at Holland On Sea, taking you along the seafront towards Frinton On Sea. It enters the picturesque Holland Haven country park, running along the lower gravel track with great views across the stunning Country Park and Frinton golf club. At the turn around point there is a short sharp slope before heading back along the concrete sea wall towards Holland on Sea. Upon reaching Holland again, you drop down on to the lower promenade to enjoy the views of the sandy beaches, before you head back to the upper promenade towards to the feed station to complete the lap. 

£36/38 single entry, £65/67 for the double

04 Jul 2020

It's 'Rayne'ing medals - Marathon & 7 Hour Challenge Event

Not been able to get to a race when the medal was too much bling to miss? Here is your chance to choose the medal that you have your eye on from one of our previous events.  

Stretching for 15 miles through the Essex countryside between Braintree and Bishops Stortford, is The Flitch Way. It is the site of the original Bishops Stortford to Braintree Branch line, a single track railway, and was opened in 1869 and finally closed in 1969. Nowadays it is an important place for wildlife, and a perfect place for your next running achievement, whatever your chosen distance!

Full Price £36/38, Early Bird discounts £31/33

25 Jul 2020

Coastal Race Series - Event 3 - Are you shore?

Join us in Brightlingsea for the the third event in our 4 race coastal series for 2020. Our usual 6hr format or marathon distance are available on the day. Each event within the 4 race series will have an individual bespoke medal with all 4 making up a set with a similar coastal theme.

The undulating but predominantly flat, traffic free looped trail course, will give you the opportunity to run a marathon or as many or as few laps as you wish, within the time limit of 6 hours. The loops will be 10.54km/6.55m in distance and so you will need to complete 2 laps for a half marathon, 4 laps to cover full marathon distance, and then if you choose to continue, the clock will be your only limiting factor!

£36/38 full price, Early Bird discounts available until 05/02/2020

28 Aug 2020

OutRun12

OutRun12 returns for 2020!

 

Come and join us in August for our 12 hour endurance event. The course is entirely within Great Notley Country Park on the footpaths and trails around the lakes, park and open spaces. You begin running at 10:30am and then you can choose how you wish to tackle the event. Complete a couple of laps and have a rest before continuing again or keep it going steadily for as long as possible, it is entirely up to you! There is no minimum distance that you must complete and you certainly don't have to run for 12 hours! 

Enter as a solo runner and take on OutRun12 yourself, or why not find a running buddy to compete as a pair or grab a group of 4 and then enter as a quad! Take it in turns to run, and see if you can rack up the mileage faster than the other teams!

Solo £56, Pairs £108, Quads £208 full price. Early Bird discounts available until 30/04/19

08 Sep 2020

Surf's up! -Coastal Race Series - Event 4

The final event in our 4 race coastal series for 2020. We have a 10k event on the Essex coast to celebrate the end of the series. Each event within the 4 race series will have an individual bespoke medal with all 4 making up a set with a similar coastal theme.

This 10km multi terrain (but predominantly flat tarmac!) course, starts on the upper promenade at Holland On Sea, taking you along the seafront towards Frinton On Sea. It enters the picturesque Holland Haven country park, running along the lower gravel track with great views across the stunning Country Park and Frinton golf club.

10k - £20/22

19 Sep 2020

Abbey to Run for Charity

Come and join us for Abbey to Run for Charity, our annual charity event in the heart of Colchester raising money for local charities. Our nominated charity this year is Next Chapter.  Formerly known as Colchester & Tendring Women's Refuge, Next Chapter is a domestic abuse charity working across Mid and North Essex.  They provide free and confidential services to support the most vulnerable women, men and children in our area who are experiencing domestic abuse. For further information about the amazing work they do locally, please visit their website at https://www.thenextchapter.org.uk

How far will you decide to run on the day, it's entirely up to you in our 6hr timed event! One lap of 5k will gain you legendary status and your well deserved, bespoke finishers medal and of course your goody bag! There will only be 150 entries available so don't leave it too late to enter! 

08 Nov 2020

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Join us on the 8th November 2020 for our truly memorable Remembrance Day special event with a unique atmosphere. Choose from a trail marathon or 6hr timed event. We will have an 11am silence marked within the race itself and it would be great to have the entire field taking a slight breather to remember those military personnel who have given their lives over the years in service to our great country. The Last Post will be played live prior to the event start, as we have done in previous years. UKA certified event, race permit issued by the TRA.

 

06 Dec 2020

'Rayne'deer Run (2020)

If you fancy joining Rudolph and his friends just before Christmas to bank some pre-festive mileage, why not join us at the 3rd anniversary of our Raynedeer run, a 6hr challenge event and trail marathon at our tried and tested Flitch Way Country Park venue.

Stretching for 15 miles through the Essex countryside between Braintree and Bishops Stortford, is The Flitch Way. It is the site of the original Bishops Stortford to Braintree Branch line, a single track railway, and was opened in 1869 and finally closed in 1969. Nowadays it is an important place for wildlife, and a perfect place for your next running achievement, whatever your chosen distance!

Full Price £37/39 - Early Bird Prices £32/34 until 01/04/20

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