Southend Pier is the town’s historical icon as well as being the longest pleasure Pier in the world. It stretches for 1.34 miles, putting Southend on the map as well as into the record books.
Since it was built in 1830 the Pier has seen both good and troubled times. With its many changes it has evolved to meet the trends of the passing decades of the 20th and 21st centuries.
It is a true survivor, having lived through fires, boat crashes, two world wars and economic decline as well as braving the elements of Mother Nature in beating off the effects of the weather and the waves.
Just like The Multistorey Marathon being the first in the UK if not the world, we believe this is a worlds first as well, a full marathon over the sea on the longest pleasure pier in the world.
Limited to 100 runners only
A unique medal
This is a race in October on a open Pier we are at the Mercy of the British weather and we have only been given one day to host it, due to this we cannot get cancellation insurance if the weather is to rough we will not be able to host the event but will not know to the day please think about this before you enter as we cannot refund entries.