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Get ready to dust off your trainers, as the Chelmsford Marathon returns to the city on Sunday 23rd October.
Now in its third year, the marathon will be following the same route that was so popular with runners in 2015 – setting off from Shire Hall through the city centre and into the countryside before returning to Chelmsford and finishing in Central Park.
New for 2016 is the brand new Chelmsford 5K run, taking place on the same day as the Marathon. The 5K route starts and finishes at Central Park in Chelmsford and goes through some of the beautiful green spaces in the city. Participants can walk, jog or run to get their finisher’s medal so it’s the perfect challenge for people new to exercise as well as those aiming to reach a personal best over the 5km distance.
In 2015, around 800 runners took to the streets of Chelmsford with many hoping to surpass their personal best race time and raise thousands of pounds for the J's Hospice and Heart's charity appeal, Global's Make Some Noise. This October race organisers hope that more runners will take on the challenge and enjoy the picturesque route and many of Chelmsford’s iconic landmarks .
So why not take on the challenge and help a small charity in a big way by signing up to the Chelmsford Marathon 2016 or the Chelmsford 5K run?
The Chelmsford Marathon and 5K Run are organised by The J’s Hospice charity which supports young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families across Essex, in the comfort of their own homes.
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