It is with great sadness that for obvious health and safety reasons we regret to announce the cancellation of this year's 10K for the first time in its 35 year history. In its place however, there will be a virtual 10K race, with all profits going to charity. Watch this space for entry details.

Stay safe everyone and see you all soon.


The Southend 10K is the one of the largest and long standing 10K road races in the area and certainly the largest that takes part on a fully road closed course.  Having always been staged on the first Sunday in October

We are proud to say that 2019 was the 35th running of the event which benefits from a well supported seafront course.  The weather conditions were not ideal this year but at least the rain kept off but the return leg saw some challenging blustery conditions.

We trust you appreciated the bespoke medal and technical t-shirt.

I have been a member of Southend AC for over 10 years and this year was my fifth as race director.  Over the last few years, we made a number of significant changes to the event, not least the decision to move HQ across to the other side of Lifstan Way and into Southchurch Park East, which I believe has proved to be an ideal new home for our event.  The course itself has remained largely unchanged and three years ago were pleased to be able to reintroduce the children’s 3K race.

Over the years, the Southend 10K has supported and raised funds for Havens Hospices, a relationship which continues again this year.

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.

Mathew Gillard