Mayor & Tortoise - The Mayor's Big Run

Next Race: 18/09/2022

Essex University, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

We are excited to announce we are holding our annual charity event at the beautiful Wivenhoe Park Campus of Essex University for 2022.

Come and join us in the beautiful grounds of Essex University, at their Wivenhoe Park Campus for our annual charity event in the heart of Colchester raising money for local charities.  Our nominated charity this year is the Mayor's Charity.  As Mayor of Colchester for 2022/23, Cllr Tim Young has chosen to support 5 local charities all making a huge difference for our local communities.  Tim's chosen charities for his Mayoral year are Next Chapter, our local domestic abuse charity, Outhouse, supporting our LGBTQ+ community, Korban - providing vital support and housing for homeless young people, AFiUK supporting minority youth & women and Colchester Arts Centre, using performance art to support our local community.

How far will you decide to run on the day, it's entirely up to you!!  Choose between 5km or 10km or if you want to see how far you can get on the day then enter our 6hr timed event, where you still only need one lap of the 5km to gain legendary status and your well-deserved, bespoke finishers medal and of course your goody bag!

After the event, feel free to relax and take advantage of the university venue where their coffee shops and cafes will be open and then come and cheer the remaining runners home as they come through the start/finish area to finish their race or go round again!


The gently undulating, traffic-free course on the tracks and trails around Essex University will give you the opportunity to run as many or as few laps as you wish. Pick between 5km, 10km or our looped 6-hour challenge event that leaves the choice of distance entirely up to you on the day with the clock being your only limiting factor! Don't worry, you don't have to count your laps yourself, the event will be fully chip timed so you can just concentrate on the running! 


With an aid station at the end of every lap, you will have the ability to fuel yourself without having to carry everything you might need.  You may leave a bag with your specific requirements at the aid station, for you to raid as you see fit!  Alternatively, there will be all sorts of goodies and also water and squash to keep you going, should you feel like a change!

An opportunity to run on a fast, lapped course, without the need to carry your usual ‘clobber’ and with a sought after, unique, bespoke medal, this promises to be a fantastic event for runners of all abilities.  Hare & Tortoise Running limited are a UKA Affiliated Race Organiser & the event will be run under a Race Permit issued by the TRA. This event will qualify as a 100 Marathon Club event. 


The race will start at Essex University, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ


There is ample free parking at the venue.

Please view our Terms and Conditions before registering for any event. Please note that there will be no refunds as per our T&C's nor will you be able to transfer from this event to another Hare & Tortoise Ltd. event. However, you may transfer your entry to another participant if necessary, but not within 14 days of the event date.


Please be mindful of other users of the open space and behave responsibly. There will be the ability to dispose of any unwanted rubbish at the end of every lap in the bins provided. This is a public open space and there is absolutely no excuse for littering. Anyone seen deliberately littering may be withdrawn from the event. 


Mayor & Tortoise - The Mayor's Big Run Sep 2022

  • 18/09/2022, 09:30


    £15.00 - £17.00
  • 18/09/2022, 10:30


    £23.00 - £25.00
  • 18/09/2022, 10:30

    6-hour timed

    £38.00 - £40.00
  • 18/09/2022, 10:30


    £38.00 - £40.00



Essex University, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ