Next Race: 28/07/2024
Belchamps Camp, Holyoak Lane, Hockley SS5 4JD
Fancy some summer fun, and most importantly raising some money for a really important local sporting charity that continues to support sport in our local communities, the Finish Line Fund?
Finish Line Fund was established in 2014, following the tragic passing of Nick Palmer of Flyers Southend Running Group, at the Southend Half Marathon. They became a registered charity in 2018 ( charity number 1179170 ) with their objectives being:- The preservation and protection of good health for the public benefit in East Essex, United Kingdom in particular but not exclusively by:
1) The provision of grants to runners and/or their families who have been affected by serious injury, disability or death whilst participating in the sport of running.
2) Promoting running and other sports at an amateur level in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, and surrounding areas by organising running events and providing equipment and sponsorship to sporting clubs in the local areas to promote health and well being.
The Finish Line Frolic will consist of a traffic-free looped trail course and the event will give you the opportunity to run as many or as few laps as you wish, within the time limit of 6 hours. The loops will be a shade over 5km in distance and so you will need to complete 4 laps 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!
With an aid station at the end of every lap, you will have the ability to fuel yourself without having to carry everything you might need. You may leave a bag with your specific requirements at the aid station, for you to raid as you see fit! Alternatively, there will be flapjacks, fruit and nuts, and also water and squash, should you feel like a change!
PLEASE NOTE – In an attempt to reduce our race-day plastic waste, this is a CUPLESS event! We will provide all drinks and refreshments as per our usual aid stations, but you will need to provide a receptacle of some description. It can be a reusable cup, soft flask or whatever vessel you choose, even your very own running shoe at the end of every lap, but we won’t be providing any cups at all, and there will be no drinking from jugs either! We will, of course, be more than happy to assist you with the filling of whatever you choose as normal. If you wish, you are able to purchase a Hydrapak Speedcup online as part of your registration, or on race day.
An opportunity to run on a fast, lapped course, without the need to carry your usual ‘clobber’ and with a sought after, unique, bespoke medal, this promises to be a fantastic event for runners of all abilities. UKA Affiliated Member & Race Permit issued by TRA and a 100 Club qualifying event.
There is ample parking on-site. PLEASE NOTE: Your Sat Nav will try to take you up Mount Bovers Lane, This lane is unsuitable for motor vehicles and you should not use it as is also a private lane. Instead, follow the sign off Main Road into Poplars Avenue and turn left at the top into Woodside chase and right into Holyoak lane.
Toilets are located in Belchamps Park.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before registering for any event.
Please be mindful of other users of the Belchamps Park area. There will be no excuse for littering given the ability to dispose of any unwanted rubbish at the end of every lap in the bins provided. We would like to continue to return to this venue regularly and constant littering might make this difficult.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Sat Nav will try to take you up Mount Bovers Lane, This lane is unsuitable for motor vehicles and you should not use it as is also a private lane. Instead, follow the sign off Main Road into Poplars Avenue and turn left at the top into Woodside chase and right into Holyoak lane.