Next Race: 15/06/2024
Nayland Village Hall, Church Lane, Nayland, Colchester CO6 4JH
We are proud to add this incredible event to our H&T race calendar and we are grateful to the CofR for entrusting us with their event moving forwards. We will also be hosting a half marathon on the same day which will be the first loop of the marathon loop.
Using a combination of the St. Edmunds Way, Stour Valley Path and the Essex Way, the Stour Valley marathon covers 27miles of tracks, trails, roads and byways along the route. Keeping with the tradition of this event over the many years that it has been running, it will be predominantly a self navigation, but we will have fully stocked aid stations and checkpoints at approximately 6,11,15 & 20.5 miles.
We have a new entry fee structure for this event. Based upon the self navigation nature of the event and in an attempt to make it more affordable depending on what is important to you, we have made it possible to strip back your entry fee to £25.00 for the marathon, if you choose not to take a medal or t-shirt as part of your entry. You are of course able to take them all, if you so wish, but you must select them at registration and pay the required fee. We will not be able to issue additional medals and tees on race day should you change your mind.
Navigation will be via gpx file or written instructions which will be available for download when finalised nearer to event day. The event will be cupless, and you will need to provide a cup for your drinks during the day. You can purchase collapsible speedcups during registration or on race day for £2.50/cup.
Start and finish location - https://what3words.com/position.heartless.happily - Nayland Village Hall, Church Lane, Nayland, Colchester CO6 4JH
Event start time - 0900hrs
Race briefing - 0845hrs
Registration opens - 0800hrs
Cut off times - Marathon - 8hrs, Half marathon 4hrs
Parking & Toilets - these are both available at Nayland Village Hall and are provided free of charge for the day.