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The 43rd Anniversary of the largest event of its kind in Essex
Sunday 23rd March 2025
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2025 Race Medal

We have taken a leaf out of the London Marathon who advertised their 2024 medal was produced from  ECO friendly 100% recycled zinc.  Whilst the wooden medal we have used for the past two years was produced from sustainable sources, we have always felt that runners prefer the metal medals. 

There is also the benefit that any surplus medals can be returned to our supplier for recycling.

The design below is the initial proposal from the supplier, it may change slightly but will be metal for 2025.

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Features

Event Features

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  • 13.1mile Half Marathon

  • Chip Timing

  • Quality  metal medal produced from 100% recycled zinc

  • Cash prizes for 1/2/3 in Half Marathon

  • Free download of official event photos

  • BARR Gold Standard event

  • Undercover baggage facilities 

  • Sport Massage facility 

  • Pacemakers for 1:30,1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, and 2:20 finish times

  • Experienced organising team including Brentwood Running Club

  • 100% of proceeds go to local, national and international charities

  • SMS results service

  • Quality commemorative t-shirts for purchase

  • Ideal build-up for London Marathon

  • Professional medical support

  • Gently undulating but fast course through Essex countyside

  • England Athletics Race Licence No: #28030

     

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About

About Our Event

Under New Management

This great event in the Brentwood calendar is now in it's 42nd year.

Over the years the event has raised several million pounds for charity.  We were pleased that the 2023 bounced back after Covid and 2024 was even better.

For 2022 we decided to  set up a new organising team to  share some of the  burden and ensure the event has a future. Details of the new team can be found in the 'Organising Team' page. 

We were delighted how this turned out and the same team will again be organising the 2025 event.

We are also very pleased that our wonderful sponsor for the past few difficult years has agreed to be the key sponsor of the 2025 event. This is the local company Baker Labels, who also trade under the name Sportstiks. 

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Organising Team

Organising Team

Supporting Brentwood Charities

We are delighted to confirm  that the same team, established in 2024 will be handling the 2025 event. The team comprises of the following.

Two, well know local charities, Saint Francis Hospice and The Brentwood Theatre are bringing their expertise to the event. 

We also have the support of the Brentwood Running Club, who will be managing the routes. They bring a huge amount of expertise to this important part of the event.

Our sponsor, Bakers, does not just provide financial support, they get involved with many aspects of organising the event, including most of the publicity.

The Rotary Club will still be fully involved, providing it's experience over 40 successful years, and guiding this new team for 2024.

The team look forward to welcoming you to a fantastic Half Marathon.

These are the local organisations jointly handling the 2024 event. Please click on their logo to find out more.

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Sponsors

Sponsors

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Baker Labels is the leading UK trade label pinter and based in Brentwood.
Baker Labels are a label printing company for the trade print industry. Any kind of self-adhesive label for any product or market. Advanced digital print technologies and high end embellishments. Any quantity, large or small on any of the 400+ materials we hold in stock within our Baker Materials division. Also a producer of short to medium runs of digitally printed flexible packaging through our BakPac division.'

Sportstiks are a division of Baker Labels. Sportstiks produces temporary tattoos, race bibs, tri-sets and everything else your event, large or small, needs to ensure entrants and athletes are given a streamlined pre-race experience and are easily identified during competition. Over 700,000 tattoos were produced by our team in 2019 for events all around the world.

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Hilbery Chaplin is a vibrant award winning firm of professional property consultants actively involved in both sales and lettings of residential and commercial property as well as associated professional services to help you every step of the way.

Today Hilbery Chaplin remains a fully independent family owned business with four local offices and 650 associated offices throughout the UK through the Relocation Agent Network.

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Sports Injury Clinic established in 2010. World class experts in treating body pain

We specialise in the treatment of muscle, joint, bone and nerve pain - in particular sports injuries.

Visit our clinics in Loughton, Harlow, Waltham Abbey and Chingford.

FAQ

FAQs

When is the last day I can register?

The last date for on-line registration is Monday 15th March 2025.  This is to ensure your race pack can be posted to you in time for the event.  Transfers can be made up to Thursday  19th March 2025 and you will need to collect your race number from the original entrant. Please note it is not possible to enter on Race Day. All entries must be made through our on-line facility. 

What is your refund policy?

If you cancel within 7 days  of making your entry , we are legally obliged to  provide a full refund.  After 7 days we have a strict no-refund policy for entry fees for any reason. For any merchandise purchased (i.e T-Shirt) we will make a full refund, less postage providing the item is returned, unused within 14 days of delivery.

Is your event suitable for all ages?

You will need to be 17 years or over on Race Day to be able to enter the Half Marathon..

Can I wear headphones?

Under England Athletics rules, headphone, earphones and any other device that covers or are in  the ears are not permitted unless needed for medical reasons.  Runners ignoring this instruction will be disqualified. It is essential for safety reasons that runners can hear instructions from marshals, particularly on the parts of the route still open to traffic.
Bone conducting and other transmission devices that do not cover the ears, are allowed.

Can I enter on Race Day?

We ceased Race Day entry in 2009 to improve the smooth running of the event and speed up the results process.  It will not be possible (for any reason) to enter the race on race day in 2025. No race packs will be available. So please ensure you enter early. Entries open on  1st July 2024.

My race pack has not arrived!

In the unlikely event that your race pack does not arrive by Thursday  19th  March 2025 please let us know by e-mail through our contact page.
If we have received your entry, we will ensure a replacement pack can be collected at the information desk on race day.
It is important that you check that we have received your entry via the  'Check your Entry' facility on the FR Systems entry page.
If you have received your race pack and have lost the BIB/CHIP, please come to the information desk in the sports hall, and we will issue you with a replacement .

Medals and Awards?

All runners who complete the event will receive a quality commemorative medal.  There will be cash prizes and a trophy for the 1st/2nd/3rd overall, Male and Female. 1st Prize is £300, 2nd Prize is £200 and 3rd Prize is £100.

Additionally there is a trophy for the veteran male (over 40 years), veteran female (over 35 years) and the winning team. There is also a trophy for the oldest competitor who finishes the race.

Can I Transfer my entry to another runner?

  • For 2025, our providers, FR Systems have an on-line facility to allow transfer of an entry in the Half Marathon to another runner up to the entry closure date of 21st March 2024. 

  • The runner changes must be made on-line via the FR Systems portal. Details for access are provided on the confirmation e-mail  at the time of entry.

  • The integral chip and number must be handed by the original entrant to the new runner. You cannot transfer an entry if you have not received the race number/chip and no replacements will be issued.

  • Runners who take part with a race number that has not been officially transferred will be disqualified.

Do you have a secure baggage facility?

 We provide under cover baggage racks in the sports hall where runners can leave their bags. We have found this has worked well and avoids the need for an army of volunteers to man the desks. Whilst this is not totally secure, no bags have been lost in the two years of operation. All bags are left at the owners risk.

When does the event start?

The Half Marathon starts at 10.00am . Runners should listen out for instructions from the announcer.

How do I make a team entry?

Each team should consist of a minimum of five entrants running in the same race. Each team member MUST individually fill out and sign an entry form.
Teams can be entered prior to the event by noting the team name on the entry form or updating their entry via the FR Systems entry portal. The latest date is 18th  March 2024
There is no limit to the number of members in a team, however only the first four will count towards the team trophy.
The winners will be the team with the lowest total of the positions of the first four members crossing the finishing line. If you are considering entering a very large team, it may be more fun to divide into smaller teams and have an internal competition.

Can I check my entry has been received?

You can check if we have received your entry on the FR Systems entry portal via this web site.
If your entry is not shown within two weeks of submission, please let FR Systems  know by e-mail (contact page) and they will investigate further. For on-line entries we will need the FR Systems confirmation reference number provided to you by e-mail immediately you have successfully completed the entry.
If you have not received this confirmation it is most likely your entry has failed  and you will need to re-apply.

Can I defer my entry to next year?

Sorry, it is not possible to defer your entry to the following year if you cannot take part.

Will any roads be closed?

Yes. Roads will be closed to traffic for a major part of the Half Marathon route. Unfortunately it is not possible to close all roads so runners should take care on non-closed roads and listen for instruction from the marshals. Click here for full details of road closures.

What are the Terms and Conditions of Entry?

All runners must agree to the Terms and Conditions of Entry. Click here for full details. The general disclaimers is as follows:

  1. In order to run in the 2025 Brentwood Half Marathon  event runners agree the following disclaimer and to the Terms & Conditions.  In particular, please note Section 10 which covers the event cancellation policy and options.
     

  2. I declare I will abide by the age limits set for the event and will abide by the laws and rules of UK Athletics. I declare that I will not compete in the race unless I am medically fit on the day of the race and that, in any event, I will compete at my own risk. I accept that the organisers, sponsors, partners, marshals will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses, which may arise in consequence of my participation of the event.  I also hereby give my permission to the event organisers to use my name, quotes, video and photographic likeness for marketing and promotional purposes. I also understand that entry fees are non-refundable. I also agree terms and conditions before I will run in the event." 

Do you have a Privacy Policy?

Yes. Please click here to review the full policy.

Premium Parking 

We have three car parks within easy walking distance to the Start/Finish where spaces can be reserved for £10. You will need to reserve you space at the time of entry using the on-line entry form. Location of car parks.

Will there be Pacemakers?

We expect to have pacemakers for 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10 and 2:20 finishing times. Just look for the runners with the backpack sails.

Click here to apply to join our pacer team.

Will there be medical support?

For several years now we have used the services of Emergency Doctors Medical Service. They provide very comprehensive, professional support for the event throughout the route. Please note you should enter any relevant medical conditions on your entry form and also write this down on the back of your number. This will greatly assist the medical team.

Will the event be photographed?

Yes! In 2023 and 2024  we offered FREE download off all event photographs. This has proved to be very popular and will be contiued for 2025. Photos are taken by our professional partners, Sussex Sport Photography. Get your "race face" ready!

Travel Information to the Event

The event starts and finishes in Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9DA. 

If you are travelling by car, please allow  extra time to find a parking space. Details of Brentwood car parks are here. The nearest railway station is Brentwood, on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line. It will take 10 to 15 minutes to walk from the station. We will let you know near Race Day if there will be any disruptions due to planned maintenance. 

How will I get my results?

All results will be published on our web site by 3.00pm on Race Day.  If you have provided a mobile phone number in your application, you will receive a SMS message immediately after you cross the finish line.

Massage Facility

Subject to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a sports massage facility in the sports hall. A small charge will be made and this all goes to charity.

Where are the drinks stations?

There will be six water points around the route at around 3mile, 4.5 mile, 6.5mile, 9.5 mile, 11.5 mile and at the finish. Bottled water will be provided.

Where can I get refreshments?

There will be a stall selling hot food and drinks in the primary school playground along Sawyers Hall Lane.  In addition there are a number of food and drink outlets along Brentwood High Road.

Do I need to register on Race Day?

If you have already received your race number, there is no need to register any further. Just pin the number to the front of your running vest and listen out for the announcements. It is not possible to enter the event on Race Day.

Can I raise funds for my own good cause?

Of course you can and this is encouraged. We do not need to be involved in your personal fund raising effort. All the proceeds of the event we receive from entry fees, sale of t-shirts and donations are 100% used for local and national good causes.

Are there toilets on the route?

There are plenty of portaloos near the start and finish. In addition there are portaloos at around 3 Mile  and between Mile 6 and 7

Can I Change my Address?

Until the time of Race Pack posting (around mid Feb 2024) you can change your address by contacting our provider, FR Systems , contact details are on your entry confirmation.  After this date  the race pack will be sent to the address provided and you will need to make arrangements for its collection from this address.

What are the Award Categories?

Click on the following link - Awards- to see all the categories. There will be a cash prize for 1/2/3 Male/Female in the Half Marathon.

Can I purchase an event T-Shirt?

Route Maps

Half Marathon Route

This is an interactive map.

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Results

Results

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Historic Results 

We have results dating back to the start of Chip timing in 2009. Before this date results were published in full in the local newspaper, The Brentwood Gazette. You can ask to search their archives for results before 2009.

Note: No event in 2018 and 2021

Note: No event in 2018, 2021 and since 2023

Contact

If you have a query relating to your entry please contact our provider, FR Systems on the form below. For all other enquiries please use the form opposite.

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