The Race Organiser : Burnham-on-Crouch 10K
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Burnham-on-Crouch 10K

Next Race: 17/10/2021

Dengie Hundred Sports Centre, Millfields, Station Road, BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH. CM0 8HS

The annual Burnham-on-Crouch 10K is back, with a new autumn date for 2021.


Experience a 10K like no other, taking in coastal paths on the sea wall of the Dengie peninsula, adventurous trails across open countryside, and great start and finish sections through the main streets of the town.


This flat, single-lap, super-scenic course is suitable for complete beginners to old-timers and is so much more memorable and enjoyable than any typical road 10K.


Starting and finishing at the Dengie Hundred Sports Centre, free parking, changing, and toilets are available, with lots of space to bring friends and family to spectate, play at the park and indulge in post-run food and drink.


Organised by The Rotary Club of Burnham-on-Crouch and Dengie Hundred, with delivery by The Race Organiser, you'll love the friendly, local atmosphere and support and find yourself a new favourite race to return to each year.


From 2022 onwards, we expect the annual date to return to the Spring Bank Holiday Monday in May.


Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to this event.


Entry on the Day will not be available at this/these event(s).


This event will not be Licensed.


Event Schedule


Enquiries: 8:30.
Start Times: Between 
10:00 - 11:00. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time (prioritising quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.


COVID-19 Mitigation


These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.


NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.


One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.


Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.


Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.


Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.


Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.


Event Details


The Route is generally flat and includes sections of grass and trail, sea wall and pavement through the town centre.


Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.


Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top five places overall for both females and males. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.


Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.


Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.


Pacers will not be offered at this event.




Photography will be provided at the event, provided by Rotary Club volunteers.


Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.


Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).


Water Station will be available on this route.


Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the start & finish area for use throughout the event. Toilets will not be available on the route.


Refreshments are not expected be available at the event.


There are Changing Rooms/Showers available at this event at the Sports Centre.


Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.


Other Information


This event is not suitable for Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar due to the nature of the terrain on some parts of the route, and inaccessible pathways.


Spectators are permitted at this event, subject to the continued relaxing of COVID-restrictions.


Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.


This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain on some parts of the route, and inaccessible pathways.


Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.


Since this event takes place in areas open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.


With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 12:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.




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Burnham-on-Crouch 10K Oct 2021

  • 17/10/2021, 10:00 - 11:00


    10 Kilometres £16.00




Burnham is served by a branch line via Wickford on the London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria Line. Trains from London run at regular intervals.


Bus Services are provided from Chelmsford, Maldon and Southend by First Bus.


Burnham-on-Crouch is sited on the Dengie peninsula in Eastern Essex, with main approaches from South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford or Maldon. The main routes in from the M25 in the west include the A12, A13 and A127 all connecting to the A130. On the A130 at the Rettendon Turnpike junction take the A132, B1012 and B1010 into Burnham. Just past the Ormiston Rivers Academy on the left, at the T-junction, turn right into Station Road, the B1021. Continue down this road - the high road - and turn right at the library, continuing past the Sport Centre to Riverside Park.