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Sun, 26 Dec


Westley Heights Country Park

Crown to Crown Boxing Day 2021

The Crown to Crown is a long established race and very popular within the running community, attracting runners from across Essex and London. The course is a measured 5k undulating part trail and part road route, which is challenging in parts, yet equally picturesque.

Crown to Crown Boxing Day 2021
Crown to Crown Boxing Day 2021

Time & Location

26 Dec 2021, 11:00

Westley Heights Country Park, 1 Dry St, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 5LT, UK

About the Event

Update Added 23rd December - Final Race Day Instructions

Online registration is now closed. We have VERY limited “On the Day” race availability. This will open at 10am, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

As a result of the increased number of COVID infections, Government guidelines and for the safety and comfort of all, we ask you to wear a face covering when collecting your race number or registering “On the Day”. Once you have your race number, please move to a different area to avoid unnecessary congregation.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID, please do NOT attend. We encourage you to perform a Lateral Flow Test on the day, if this test proves positive, please do NOT attend.

The start line is a 2 minute walk from the number collection/registration area - please leave sufficient time to reach the start for an 11am start.

The start area is narrow and can become congested, please listen to the marshals on the day who will guide you to the start line at the appropriate time.

We will have plenty of marshals at the start area to guide you and throughout the course, so please ask one of our volunteers who will be wearing a Pitsea Running Club luminous bib.

After the run, we ask you to move away from the finish line to avoid crowding.

The results will be published on the 27th December 2021

After an enormous delay in our much supported and popular Crown to Crown Race Series, Pitsea Running Club are delighted to announce that we have the green light to hold our Crown to Crown Race on Boxing Day.

We have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the necessary Local Authority permissions have been obtained and essential TRA Permits granted, together with creating subtle changes to the old format to ensure runner and volunteer safety.

We are introducing online registration which will open shortly (details to follow) and to avoid unnecessary interaction, we will have a contactless payment facility on the day.

We will be limiting race entries to a maximum of 350 runners and  ask you to use the online registration to ensure you are not disappointed, as the “on the day” availability will be limited.

We welcome runners of all ages and abilities; our dedicated team of marshals support and encourage every participant and our tail runner ensures that nobody comes last.

Although we offer an environment for all, we are proud to have Great British athletes as our course record holders, namely Adam Hickey in 2013 and Jessica Judd in 2015.

The start and finish is at Westley Heights Country Park located at the rear of Miller & Carter, Langdon Hills.

There is a free car park located at the rear of Miller & Carter Restaurant. Please DO NOT park in the Miller & Carter car park.

Toilets, but no showers or changing facilities.

The route takes runners out of the Country Park onto Lee Chapel Lane and into the Essex Wildlife Trusts’ Willow Park. The middle section is a clockwise loop round the nature reserve where some of the course may become muddy. Then it’s back to Lee Chapel Lane and then on to the finish in the Country Park.

Runners can use road or trail shoes. The route is not suitable for running spikes.

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