Harwich Half Marathon

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Mayflower 400 Harwich Half Marathon

11th April 2021


84 days to the event

A new event for Harwich Runners... or is it?

Harwich Half 2020 race postponement notice

History Returns

Harwich Half Marathon, in Essex England, started in 1982 and continued until 1991. The early 80's running boom attracted over a thousand runners to the Harwich Half Marathon. Some of those who were enticed to try running back then, are the founders of Harwich Runners and are still involved in the club today.

As part of the Mayflower celebrations, the Harwich Half Marathon will return on Sunday 11th April 2021. The race will be run on closed roads using elements of the original route and taking in the beautiful landmarks around Harwich.

Alongside the race there will be various entertainment providing a festival atmosphere combining a professionally organised race alongside community and fund raising opportunities. Profits from the event will be put back in to the local community via the Harwich Runners and the Rotary Club of Harwich and Dovercourt.

The return of the Harwich Half Marathon race marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. The official Mayflower 400 commemorations are an exciting year-long programme of ambitious cultural and artistic events.


The Mayflower 400 Harwich Half Marathon is a fast 2 lap route around historic Harwich. The race will be run on closed roads, is fully marshalled and will offer multiple water stations on the measured and certified route.

You will take in some of the spectacular views of Dovercourt, Harwich and Old Harwich as you are cheered on by spectators lining the route and being entertained by local community groups.

Combines elements of the route from the 80's

Entry fees and prizes

We are pleased to announce that the following prize money and trophies will be presented -

Race prizes regardless of age category and based on finish position:

Trophy prize categories:

Cost of entry is £20.20 for affiliated runners (Additional £2 entry fee for unaffiliated runners). Price includes chip timed race results, finishing prizes, medal, t-shirt and race goodies. Enter now as we expect to sell out.

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The Mayflower

The return of the Harwich Half Marathon will coincide with the 400th anniversary of a historic sea voyage. The Mayflower was a Harwich-based ship which took the first pilgrims to America in 1620.




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