Essex Way Ultra

27 Jun 2021

Organiser's Description

The Essex Way Ultra

The Essex Way is a long-distance trail which weaves though some of the most beautiful parts of Essex, between Epping and Harwich. The 100k ultra will run from Harwich, while the 50k will start from West Bergholt, both finishing at Pleshey Village Hall.

This flat trail is a mix of tracks, paths and short sections of quiet country roads.

These events will be cupless as we try to reduce the environmental impact of our events. We will still be providing drinks at the checkpoints but you will need your own cups.

100k Ultra

Registration will be open between 3.30am and 4.30am

Briefing the race briefing will be at 4.30am before boarding the coach.

Coach the coach will leave promptly at 4.45am

Start the 100k race will start at 6.00am in Harwich

Cut-Off 18 hours

Price £75.00

The 100k runners will be supplied with 1 drop bag for use during the race.  The Drop bag is your ‘crew’ - some of the mandatory kit can be distributed into this bag so you have it available during the race should you need it - but you don’t have to carry it all the time, enabling you to make decisions about what to carry when and not be weighed down unnecessarily! 

50k Ultra (also open to walkers)

Registration will be open between 7.30am and 8.30am

Briefing the race briefing will be at 8.30am before boarding the coach

Coach the coach will leave at 9.00am

Start the 50k will start at 10.00am in West Bergholt

Cut-Off 14 hours

Price £50.00

Included in both events-

  • Coach Transport to race start
  • Checkpoints loaded with goodies
  • Fully marked with permanent Essex Way long distance path signage
  • The top 3 Male and Female finishers in each race will receive prizes
  • Chip timing
  • Finishers Medal
  • Quailty T-Shirt
Race rules
  • Please do not pass your number to anyone else.
  • You MUST report to the race organiser if you are abandoning the race.
  • Always obay the rules of the road.
  • The use of personal stereos, MP3 players is not allowed. You need to be fully aware of what is going on around you at all times. This is for your safety, the safety of your fellow competitors and the safety of the public.

In the event of a withdrawl there will be a 50% refund until 30 May 2021. After this date there will be no refunds or deferals for this years events. Places can be transferred until 13th June 2021.

We would welcome any volunteers to help on the day.  If you know of anyone please ask them to email the organiser James Haskey-Jones at or call 07799020748.

If you have any questions about the race please contact us on or visit our Facebook page



20 Jun 2021£73.00£75.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

20 Jun 2021£48.00£50.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 27 Jun 2021

Closing Date: 20 Jun 2021

Places Available/Total: ??/250

Status: Open



James Haskey-Jones



Pleshey Village Hall, The Street, Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HA