The 41st Anniversary of the largest event of its kind in Essex
Sunday 12th March 2023
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Important Message:

Regretfully, we have come to the
conclusion that it will not be possible to  hold the Fun Run in 2023 due to safety issues. Runners as young as 8 years were mingling with moving traffic  at the start in 2022, To resolve this would involve prohibitive road management actions. 

The organisers are looking at the possibility of holding a separate Fun Run, off road, later in the year. All current entrants will be fully refunded. 

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Premium Parking

You can reserve parking near to the Start/Finish 
on the event entry form for £10. 

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Don't forget to order your T-Shirt (£12 +£2 p&p)   on the  event entry form.

 

Event Features

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  • 13.1mile Half Marathon

  • Chip Timing

  • Quality medal for all finishers

  • 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

  • UKA Race Licence No: 2023-44325

         * Subject to  any Covid 19 restrictions​

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About Our Event

Under New Management

This great event in the Brentwood calendar is now in it's 41st year.

Over the years the event has raised several million pounds for charity and we expect 2023 to bounce back after Covid and be a bumper year.

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 2023 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 2023 event. This is the local company Baker Labels, who also trade under the name Sportstiks. 

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Organising Team

Supporting Brentwood Charities

We are delighted to confirm  that the same team as 2022 will be handling the 2023 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, Sportstiks, 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 2023.

The team look forward to welcoming you to a fantastic Half Marathon and Fun Run

These are the local organisations jointly handling the 2023 event. Please click on their logo to find out more.

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Sponsors

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Sportstiks are again the main sponsor of this local event. Sportstiks, is a division of Baker Labels, the leading UK trade label pinter and based in Brentwood. 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.
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.'

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Pinney Talfourd Solicitors is a leading Legal 500 UK firm and has been serving both private and commercial clients in and around Essex and London since 1899.

They have two offices in Brentwood. The  High Street office is conveniently located in the heart of Brentwood High Street. The New North House office is located just a 5 minute walk away with limited client parking.

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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.

 

FAQs

When is the last day I can register?

How will Covid-19 affect the event?

We will fully comply with UK Government and RunBritain guidelines applicable at the time of the event.  We have an appointed Covid-19 Event Officer who will develop the detailed Covid-19 plan applicable to the timing of the race. This will be communicated to all entrants. Please also note Section 10 in the Terms and Conditions of entry. This relates to event cancellation particularly where insurance is not possible. (i.e for Covid 19)

The last date for on-line registration is Monday 6th March 2023.  This is to ensure your race pack can be posted to you in time for the event.  Transfers can be made up to Thursday  9th March 2023 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?

You can 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.

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. For the Fun Run you must be 8 years or over on Race Day and all runners under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the full 5Km distance of the route.

Can I wear headphones?

Headphone, earphones and any other device that covers the ears are not permitted. 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 2023. No race packs will be available. So please ensure you enter early. Entries open on  1st July 2022.

My race pack has not arrived!

In the unlikely event that your race pack does not arrive by Thursday  9th  March 2023 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 2023, 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 9th March 2023. Transfer in the Fun Run is not possible.

  • The runner changes must be made on-line via the FR Systems portal. Details for access are provided 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.

  • The transfer must be within the Half Marathon only. If you wish to change race you will need to complete a new entry if the limit has not been reached.

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

Do you have a secure baggage facility?

For the past two events (2020 and 2022) we have not had a manned baggage facility due to covid precautions. 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 9th March 2023.
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 2023 Brentwood Half Marathon and Fun Run 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 2022 we offered FREE download off all event photographs. This has proved to be very popular and will be contiued for 2023. 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.

Can I Change my Address?

Until the time of Race Pack posting (around mid Feb 2022) 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, plus many other awards, particularly for the younger runners in the Fun Run

Can I purchase an event T-Shirt?

Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered at the time of entry only on the main entry form  (£12 plus £2 p&p) and will be posted in good time for the event.  T-Shirts may also be available for sale on race day in the Sports Hall, subject to stock availability.

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Half Marathon Route

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Fun Run Route

 

Results

Results for the 2022 event will be available around 3.00pm on Sunday 20th March 2022. Please click on the FR Systems logo below to see your 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.

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Note: No event in 2018 and 2021

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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