The Race Organiser : Havering Mind Half Marathon & 10K
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Havering Mind Half Marathon & 10K

Abbs Cross Leisure Centre, Abbs Cross Lane, HORNCHURCH. RM12 4YB

Online entry for the 12 September event has now closed. Entry on the day will be available, subject to a £5 surcharge. Payment will be accepted by card only.


#BeNiceToYourNoggin and go jogging


Local mental health charity, Havering Mind, is delighted to be organising this super popular Half Marathon once again and are excited to include a 10K course this year – they want to see even more of you taking on the noggin challenge!


The Havering Half Marathon & 10K is there for runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities. With Southend Road closed to traffic, you’ll have it all to yourself (and your fellow noggins) as you fly South to enjoy Ingrebourne Hill Park’s grassy tracks. From there you’ll explore the gravel paths of Hornchurch Country Park and the pretty suburban streets of Upminster, before winding back along woodland trails next to the River Ingrebourne. With such interesting and varied surroundings, you’ll find yourself crossing the finish line before you know it!


This event really does have something for everyone and, what’s more, while you’re out there getting it done, you’ll be supporting the noggins of Havering too!


So, what are you waiting for? Get active, get outdoors, and go jogging for your noggin!


Developed in partnership with Havering Council, the #BeNicetoYourNoggin campaign aims to spread awareness of the support available in the community and how to access it.


The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly tough for everyone and has had a huge impact on our mental health. Money raised through entries will help Havering Mind to support local people cope with the thoughts, feelings, and issues they are facing.


Find out more about the #BeNiceToYourNoggin campaign at


The road closure schedule can be downloaded here.


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


Entry on the Day will be available at this event, subject to availability and a £5 surcharge.


This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.


All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.


Event Details


The Routes are undulating, a mix of closed roads (tarmac), gravel paths, grassy tracks and woodland trails with some potentially muddy bits! This event is suitable for runners of all abilities.


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. Rewards will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. 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 courses where necessary.


Pacers will not be offered at this event.




Photography will be provided at this event and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


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 Stations will be available on the routes approximately every 2.5-3 miles.


Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available in the event village for use throughout the event. Toilets will be available on the Half Marathon route only at around 7.5 miles.


Refreshments will be available throughout the event from local vendors.


There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.


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


As UK Athletics licensed events, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including, but not limited to, a Wheelchair, BuggyPushchairStroller or similar).


Spectators will be permitted at this event. 


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 suitable for Wheelchair Users.


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.


Although this event takes place on closed-roads, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, support and emergency response vehicles, 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 and road closure schedule, 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 - and re-opening of roads - by the agreed times. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.




For further information you can find Havering Mind on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Road Closures


A schedule of Road Closures will be available approximately 6 weeks prior on the event website.




Further details with respect to planning your journey and available parking facilities will be communicated prior to the event to all-pre-registered participants.