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Chelmsford AC 

Good Friday 10K

10th April 2020


Race Postponed 

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Zach Bridgeland Photography

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the inaugural Good Friday 10k will take place on April 10th (11am) at Chelmsford Sports and Athletics Centre.

We’ll be using the same course as our November race which is always so popular.

This will be an ideal race for those that have a spring Marathon planned. So if you’re doing the Brighton marathon , London marathon or Halstead marathon, why not use this race as a sharpener and test your fitness. There’s nothing like doing a marathon with a 10K PB under your belt.

Entry fees are £15 for those affiliated to England Athletics and £17 for those who are not.

Please Note: Entrants must be 15 years of age or over on 10th April 2020

Zach Bridgeland Photography is the events official photographer and images taken during the race will be available to downloaded free of charge and without watermarks shortly after the event has finished. Click here to view.



Race Information



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Results will be posted on power of ten

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We're making packaging disappear



Chelmsford AC are teaming up with Notpla Ltd in a bid to help reduce single use plastic pollution.

Used for the first time in this years London Marathon Notpla's water pods proved to be extremely popular and considered a huge success in becoming another small step towards eradicating plastic pollution. 

We're following suit for this years Chelmsford 10K and doing our bit to make scenes like these at thing of the past.


Notpla are revolutionising the use of natural materials such as seaweed, to create packaging solutions with low environmental impact. This means creating materials that breakdown quickly once disposed of, as well as ensuring a low carbon footprint.

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Venue Information


Venue: Melbourne Athletics Stadium, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH See Map

Race Start: The 10k race will start at 11 am where Chignal Road meets Copperfield Road see map.  Please arrive at the start in good time and keep off the main road until you are requested to line up behind the chip timing mats.

Facilities: There are toilet and shower facilities available at the venue. Refreshments will be available before, during and after the race. There will be a secure baggage store, but any items left will be at your own risk.

Course Description: The course is an undulating, looped, traffic- free course mostly along scenic country roads. The race will finish on the track at Melbourne Stadium.

Marshals: There will be marshals positioned at all road junctions and key points around the course.  Please obey their instructions at all times. If you feel unwell or have a problem, please see the nearest marshal, who will make arrangements for you to return to the finishing area.

Water Stations There will be water stations at the 5K (approx) point and at the finish point,

First Aid: First aid will be provided by St Johns, who will be present at the start and finish area and on the course.  If you require medical assistance, please go to the nearest marshal, who will contact the nearest first aider.

Headphones & Music Players are not permitted

Marshals will disqualify anyone not adhering to this rule.



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Overall Course





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Timing and Race Numbers


The race will be chip timed and your race number and timing chip will be available for collection on the morning of the race from race HQ at Melbourne Athletics Stadium from 9 am.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to collect your number and chip ahead of the race, bearing in mind the race start is not at the stadium.

Your race number must be securely fastened to the front of your vest/T-shirt so it is easily visible on the course and in the finish area.  Please complete the details on the rear of the number; this is very important, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. 



There is Free parking at Melbourne Athletics Stadium for approximately 200 vehicles including accessible spaces. Unless otherwise stated there are no parking restrictions in the area but we would urge everyone to be considerate to the local residents.  

Please follow the instructions of the car park marshals at all times and refrain from exiting from the car park during the event to ensure the safety of runners still finishing the race.

Please car share or use public transport, where possible.  Please do not park on the course.  The nearest train station is Chelmsford, which is about two miles from the stadium.

A big thank you to

our race sponsors