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23rd Blackwater Marathon

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Saturday 26th October 2019

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Entries Open
Wednesday 1st May 2019
Entries Close
Sunday 20th October 2019
26 Miles; 18 Miles; 13 Miles
Entries so Far
176 Participants
Entry Fees

LDWA Members £10
Non LDWA £12

  - Elaine Oddie

Object To complete 26,18 or 13 miles on foot following the route description. The route will be mainly on cross-country public footpaths and will include a section on the sea wall. No dogs allowed except assistance dogs.

Start Times

  • 26 mile walkers only at 0800
  • 26 mile runners and 18 mile walkers and runners at 0900
  • 13 mile walkers and runners at 0900
  • Registration opens at 0730

All entrants must finish by 1730

Preferably at checkpoints, but otherwise contact emergency phone number on your route description/route card. All retirements must be reported to a marshal.

The route description must be carried. You should bring a first aid kit and compass and you are advised to carry a map. Landranger No.168 or Explorer Nos. 183, 184, 176. Wear suitable clothing and footwear. Please bring your own mug.

Drinks and biscuits at the start. Drinks and snacks at checkpoints. Meal and drinks at finish.

There will be 3 checkpoints on the 26 mile route, 2 on the 18 mile route and one on the 13 mile route.
Checkpoint opening and closing times will be stated on the route description.
Participants should leave the last checkpoint before the closing time or the marshals may ask them to retire if they think they will not finish by 1730.

Certificates will be awarded to all finishers.
Results will be available on the Essex & Herts Group website
The 26 and 18 mile events, together with the Essex Walker and Herts Hobble, are part of the Essex and Herts Triple Challenge.

Heybridge Primary School, Rowan Drive, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4TU Grid Ref. TL 863 083

Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Entries Elaine Oddie  email:      

Event coordinators Jean and Bill Bowers

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