Flitch Way Marathon New Year's Eve

31st December 2018 - 10am Start

Location: Discovery Centre, Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS


The Flitch Way Marathon is a pretty out and back marathon mostly along an old disused railway line.


The entry fee is £35 (£37 for unaffiliated runners). On the day entry, if available, is £40 (£42 unaffiliated). Cash only on the day - no cheques or cards.


Enter before March 1st and the price is only £25. 


Before registering, please read all of the race information on this page.

Click here to register

Race schedule

Registration will be open at 8:30am and will end at 9:45am. (Numbers can be collected at registration.)


The race will start at 10am.


The cut off time to finish the race is 4pm.

Route & course description

The course is very flat and mostly gravelled paths underfoot.


There are a couple of sections that have the potential to be very muddy and wet, and a small part of it that will be through the edge of the town of Dunmow.


The whole route will be signed and marked so navigation will not be an issue.



Every 6.5 miles (approx) with water / squash / basic sweets and snacks and maybe some cake! They will be well stocked and you should not need to carry much with you.


Cut off times

There is a race cut off time of 6 hours (4pm) for the finish and 3 hours (1pm) at the half way turnaround point. If you do not reach the half way in 3 hours you will be transported back to the start and not allowed to continue the race.

Map & GPX file

Route File
Flitch Way Marathon Route.gpx
GPS eXchange file [9.8 KB]

First part of the route out - start at right and travel west



There is ample parking on site in the car park. It's pay on exit on the day. (Should cost no more than about £5.)



There will be access to toilets and showers in the main building. Registration will be indoors. Don't expect the Ritz



There will be medals for the first male and female winners and a medal and t-shirt for all finishers.


This event costs 3 Volunteer Points to enter.


Without the small army of volunteers who help out at our races we would not be as successful at putting on great events. We really appreciate our volunteers; to read about the rewards of volunteering at Challenge Running events, and to view which tasks we still need help with, please click here to view the Flitch Way NYE volunteering page.


Entry list

To view the full list of participants already signed up for the Flitch Way New Year's Eve marathon visit the entry page and select Confirmation list. Entry Limit is 200.


Refund policy

We understand that sometimes training does not go to plan or you pick up an injury so we have as fair a refund policy as possible.
Up to 6 weeks before the date of the race you may have a refund of 60% of your entry fee.
Up to 2 weeks before the date of the race you may transfer your entry to another runner (only with our permission, and subject to all details being supplied)
Closer than 2 weeks and we are unable to make any changes.

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