Havering Mind Half Marathon & 10K

Next Race: 12/09/2021

Abbs Cross Leisure Centre, Abbs Cross Lane, HORNCHURCH. RM12 4YB

#BeNiceToYourNoggin and go jogging


Local mental health charity, Havering Mind, is delighted to be organising this super popular Half Marathon once again and are excited to include a 10K course this year – they want to see even more of you taking on the noggin challenge!


The Havering Half Marathon & 10K is there for runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities. With Southend Road closed to traffic, you’ll have it all to yourself (and your fellow noggins) as you fly South to enjoy Ingrebourne Hill Park’s grassy tracks. From there you’ll explore the gravel paths of Hornchurch Country Park and the pretty suburban streets of Upminster, before winding back along woodland trails next to the River Ingrebourne. With such interesting and varied surroundings, you’ll find yourself crossing the finish line before you know it!


This event really does have something for everyone and, what’s more, while you’re out there getting it done, you’ll be supporting the noggins of Havering too!


So, what are you waiting for? Get active, get outdoors, and go jogging for your noggin!


Developed in partnership with Havering Council, the #BeNicetoYourNoggin campaign aims to spread awareness of the support available in the community and how to access it.


The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly tough for everyone and has had a huge impact on our mental health. Money raised through entries will help Havering Mind to support local people cope with the thoughts, feelings, and issues they are facing.


Find out more about the #BeNiceToYourNoggin campaign at www.haveringmind.org.uk


Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to this event.


Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.


This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.


Event Schedule


Enquiries: 7:45.
Start Times: Between 
8:30 - 9:45. Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.


COVID-19 Mitigation


These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.


NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.


One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.


Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.


Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.


Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.


Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.


Event Details


The Routes are undulating, a mix of closed roads (tarmac), gravel paths, grassy tracks and woodland trails with some potentially muddy bits! This event is suitable for runners of all abilities.


Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.


Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.


Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.


Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the courses where necessary.


Pacers will not be offered at this event.




Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.


Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).


Water Stations will be available on the routes approximately every 2.5-3 miles.


Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available in the event village for use throughout the event. Toilets will be available on the Half Marathon route only at around 7.5 miles.


Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event from local vendors.


There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.


Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.


Other Information


As UK Athletics licensed events, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including, but not limited to, a Wheelchair, BuggyPushchairStroller or similar).


As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators will not be permitted in the event village throughout the event. Whilst opportunities are available on the route, spectators are reminded that they should adhere to the appropriate social distancing recommendations at all times.


Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.


This event is suitable for Wheelchair Users.


Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.


Although this event takes place on closed-roads, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, support and emergency response vehicles, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.


With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement and road closure schedule, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 12:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises - and re-opening of roads - by the agreed times. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.




For further information you can find Havering Mind on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Road Closures


A schedule of Road Closures will be available approximately 6 weeks prior on the event website.


Havering Mind Half Marathon & 10K Sep 2021

  • 12/09/2021, 08:30 - 09:15

    Half Marathon

    13.1 Miles £28.00 - £30.00
  • 12/09/2021, 09:15 - 09:45


    10 Kilometres £22.00 - £24.00



Further details with respect to planning your journey and available parking facilities will be communicated prior to the event to all-pre-registered participants.