We are pleased to announce that Hertfordshire Association of Road Running will be using the Halstead & Essex Marathon in 2016 as their Senior Championship Race. This is another great honour for us. We are pleased to welcome runners from their association to our race, some of whom have taken part in the past. We are looking forward to working with [...]

Halstead Marathon voted 3rd best in UK by Runners World

The Halstead & Essex Marathon organised locally by members of Halstead Road Runners has been voted the 3rd best UK Marathon in a recent UK Runners World Poll. The marathon has consistently been voted inside the top 10 over recent years and has once again out performed the iconic London Marathon and all other UK City marathons. The poll is [...]

Halstead & Essex Marathon 2014 – Results

Thank you too all runners who entered this years marathon! We appreciate your continued support for our race, the runners, supporters and especially the marshals make for a fantastically friendly marathon atmosphere. As our race director, Keith Thorogood, says "it's a race for runners, put on by runners" The feedback has again been great, here is an example of what [...]


With less than two weeks to go till the 20th Halstead & Essex Marathon we hope your training has gone well and are now in the 'taper' stage of your program. Please find in the following links details on runners information, 2014 course with drink stations, runners toilets, etc. and a list of you brave souls who have signed up(correct [...]

Marathon Finisher’s Medals Are In!!

Feast your eyes on this little beauty!! Here is this years specially commissioned finishers medal, hot from the factory! It has been designed by one of our own and we wanted it to have the 90's retro feel-which I think has been achieved. As well as the stunning design on the medal, on this 20th anniversary running of the marathon, all [...]