SOUTHEND VIRTUAL 10K and 3K- September 21-27, 2020

For obvious reasons Southend AC felt that it would be inappropriate to run the "Real" Southend 10K this year. Instead we invited runners to enter a "Virtual 10K" for a nominal fee with all profits going to Charity. We are pleased to announce that a cheque was presented to Havens Hospice for £529.98. A big thank you to all those who participated.

Hopefully we will be able to invite you to our REAL 10K and 3K in 2021!! WATCH THIS SPACE


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