With monthly events between April and September, take your pick from Hylands Park, Marsh Farm, Thorndon Country Park, Hadleigh Country Park or Weald Country Park and race one, more, or all five to qualify for our series Grand Prix.
These are one of our favourite sets of events – loved by all types of runners – but places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Event merchandise is available for purchase during registration for collection at (or delivery prior to) the event, further details on which will be confirmed prior to the event.
These events are part of the Essex Cross Country 10K Series. Whilst we welcome participants who only wish to register for a single event, discounted entry is available when entering all 5 events in the series (prior to the first event only). Series participants will also receive a free neck warmer at the first event.
All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.
Entry on the day will be subject to availability and a £5 surcharge.
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These events will not be licensed.
Bib numbers are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.
Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of each event.
All finishers will receive a medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, prizes may be available for the top three places overall – and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) – for both females and. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week once results are considered final.
In order to satisfy eligibility requirements for the Essex Cross Country 10K Series Grand Prix, participants must finish at least 4 of the 5 available series races, all of which will then be used to calculate final positions (determined with respect to the highest cumulative score).
Cumulative scores will be calculated by automatically matching a participant’s name, gender, and date of birth, and allocating points with respect to their final position at each event. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure the details they provide during registration are consistent for all events throughout the series, and to notify our event timing partner as soon as possible where a discrepancy is identified.
Participants will be allocated 50pts for 1st, 49pts for 2nd, …, 2pts for 49th and 1pt for 50th+ for each individual event.
Categories will be determined using a participant’s age on the 31st December of the calendar year in which the first event of the series takes place.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email within two weeks of the final event where a presentation is not possible on the day, and/or once results are considered final.
In the event of a tie-break, the higher position will be awarded to the participant that has attended more events, then by age category (oldest first).
Suitable medical cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency.
Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib.
Event images are expected to be available, usually within 24 hours of each event.
Water will be available these routes on every lap/loop.
Toilets will be available around the start/finish area for use throughout these events; with toilets available on the Thorndon course only (subject to park facilities being open). Whilst unavailable at Hadleigh, toilets are also accessible on the other courses, a short distance from the start/finish area on each lap.
There are no dedicated changing rooms/showers.
Venue details: Weald Country Park, Weald Road, Essex, England, CM14 5QS, United Kingdom
Category: Sports / Leisure | Running
Series Entry: GBP 85.0,
10K – Weald Country Park: GBP 20.0