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Event Info


The Route

The official start and end points of the Essex Way are Epping Tube Station and the High Lighthouse in Harwich and naturally, these points mark the race start and finish.


A current GPX file of the route can be found here. A final GPX file of the route will be available for download prior to the race.

Open Tracking

Competitors will receive a GPS tracking device so that family and friends can view their progress and checkpoint splits along the course in real time.


Friday 14th July 2023

Registration: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: 1st Theydon Garnon Scout Hut

CM16 7PE

Facilities: Toilets & Changing. Hot & Cold Drinks.

Race Start: 21:00

Location: Epping Tube Station

CM16 4HW

Saturday 15th July 2023

Finish/Cut off: 21:00

Location: High Lighthouse, Harwich

CO12 3NH

Post Race: 1912 Centre

Location: CO12 3ER

Facilities: Toilets, Showers & Changing. Hot & Cold Drinks. Hot Meal.

About Us

Race Director: Chris Payne

"I live in Mistley, and the Essex Way passes through the fields and woods behind my house. I first ran a section of it about 8 years ago and I've been in love with it ever since!

For a long time I've thought about how ace it would be to hold an ultra event on the path from start to finish and I'm really excited to get the chance to do it!"

Chris has completed some cracking ultra events both locally (3x SVP 100 and Five Rivers Ultra), and nationally (Montane Summer Spine Race, Lakeland 100) and is a member of Harwich Runners.



Events like this are made by the great folk who volunteer their time to help out. If you'd like get involved, we'd love to hear from you so please do get in touch!

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