Essex 10K FAQ's


What facilities will there be on the day?
There will be porta-loos available at Hoe Mill Lock.
We will have a water point half way round and tea and coffee will be available at the Hoe Mill.
St John’s Ambulance will be in attendance, stationed at Hoe Mill Lock.

Where can I park?
Parking will not be available at Hoe Mill itself, but a very generous parking space is available at Ulting Wick Gardens, just a few hundred yards up the road. Spectators are welcome to drop competitors off before going on to park and then walk back to the registration site, but we ask that as far as possible you do not block the road as it is narrow and quite busy.

Is there an age restriction?
Participants aged 12 – 17 are able to enter as long as they are accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.

Can we enter as a team?
We are happy for people to come as a team, but each participant will have to register separately. Please note, participants will be grouped by predicted time so if you wish to run as a team you must be of equal or similar ability.

Are dogs welcome?
We are happy for dogs to come to the event and even participate with their owner if desired, but please be aware that you must be responsible for managing your pet at all times throughout the day and at no times should they be left unattended unless secured within a well-ventilated vehicle.

What do competitors get for the entrance fee?

All competitors will receive a goody bag at the end of the run. Water, squash and snacks will be available for all competitors at the end of the race. The entrance fee also covers the provision of welfare facilities and St John's Ambulance.

Who are IWA and Essex Waterways?

IWA is The Inland Waterways Association, a membership charity that works to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers.  IWA is a national organisation with a network of volunteers and branches who deploy their expertise and knowledge to work constructively with navigation authorities, government and other organisations. Essex Waterways is a subsidiary company of IWA, which manages the Chelmer and Blackwater as a not-for-profit enterprise, for public benefit.

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