The first Chelmsford Marathon will take place on Sunday 19th October 2014. The 26.2mile route map created by organisers at Great Baddow-based J’s Hospice was unveiled at a launch party in Chelmsford today.
This event will raise much-needed funds for The J’s Hospice as well as creating a lasting legacy for the City of Chelmsford of a successful marathon that can grow year on year, bringing visitors to the city and highlighting all that the city has to offer.
The Chelmsford Marathon will start in Central Park and then pass through Admirals Park and Tower Gardens and then go on to Hylands Park, which marks the halfway point. Runners will then return and follow the same route back to finish in Central Park.
A maximum of 2,000 runners will be able to take part in the first marathon. 650 people have already signed up.
The route shown above, which is the Essex County Standard: The route for the first Chelmsford Marathon, is not very clear and seems to be shorter than the 13 miles required to make it half of the marathon route.
This is a possible route, based on distance. Note, this is not the official route. But it would make a 26 mile run. Created on WalkJogRun.net, see it here.