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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 Pleshey, while the 50k will start from West Bergholt, both finishing at Park Pavilion Hall, Harwich.

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 Pleshey

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 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 11th May 2024. After this date there will be no refunds or deferals for this years events. Places can be transferred until 7th June 2024.

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 



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

Essex Way Ultra 100k
14 Apr 2024 23:59£73.00£75.00

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

Essex Way Ultra 50k
14 Apr 2024 23:59£48.00£50.00

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

Dates and Status

Date: 15 Jun 2024

Closing Date: 14 Apr 2024 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/150

Status: Closed



James Haskey-Jones



Park Pavilion Barrack Lane Harwich CO12 3NS