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Remembrance Run Essex

Carver Barracks, Saffron Walden, Essex

Water Ln, Saffron Walden, UK

Sun 13th December 2020

Starting at 10:30

4 races

£6.00 - £27.56


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Active Training World has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

This is a flat and fast traffic free course on a disused tarmac airfield at Carver Barracks, near Saffron Waldon, in Essex, on the weekend closest to Remembrance Day. The event will consist of a half marathon, 10k and 5k races, and a 1 mile Fun Run.

Carver Barracks lends itself to running. The surface is perfect and incredibly flat, with no sharp corners - this is a course you can instill your faith into when searching for a PB!

Help us to honour our fallen heroes and raise money for two fantastic military charities - The Royal British Legion and The Felix Fund.

If this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (less a 6% or £1 processing fee).

Re-scheduled date from November.


  • Remembrance Run Half Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £27.56 CLOSED
  • Remembrance Run 5K

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £13.00 CLOSED
  • Remembrance Run Family Mile
    £6.00 CLOSED
  • Remembrance Run 10K\T

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £20.14 CLOSED


  • Remembrance Run Half Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £27.56 CLOSED
  • Remembrance Run 5K

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £13.00 CLOSED
  • Remembrance Run Family Mile
    £6.00 CLOSED
  • Remembrance Run 10K\T

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £20.14 CLOSED
What's Included

Custom designed medal for all finishers

Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd man and woman trophies in each race distance

Age group prizes in 10 year bands


Carver Barracks, Water Lane, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2YA

How To Get There

By road: The venue can be accessed from Junction 8 or Junction 10 of the M11. Use postcode CB10 2YA for your Satnav. (Junction 9 of the M11 is restricted access).

By train: Newport railway station is just over three miles away, with an hourly service in each direction between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge.


Parking will open at 7.15am please (15 mins before registration opens).

Cars are free to come and go from the venue throughout the day.

Course Details

Carver Barracks lends itself to running. The disused tarmac airfield is the perfect surface to run on. With the course being incredibly flat and with no sharp corners, this is a course you can instil your faith into when searching for a PB!

The course has been officially measured by the UK Association of UK Course measurers with incredible accuracy! The official measurement uses the racing line. Every turn will be scrupulously administered to the centimetre before race day to ensure maximum assurance for all competitors that the race they are running is truly the right distance.

5km (1 lap)
10km (2 laps)
Half Marathon (3 laps)

Disused airfield - tarmac, pancake flat with no sharp corners. Surrounding tree cover makes for relatively still wind conditions on most days.

There will be one water station on the route. There will also be water available, self-service style, at the finish.

Distance markers every kilometre


Start times
5km: 09:00
10km: 10:30
Half Marathon: 13:00
1-mile fun run: 15:30

Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race. Registration will open at the following times:

5km: 7:30-8:45
10km: 9:00-10:15
Half: 11:00-12:45
1 mile: 14:15-15:15

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.

Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Other Information

It is a statutory requirement that every competitor completes a Pre-Event Health Questionnaire no more than 14 days before the start of the event. It is important that you complete and return this to confirm that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Changing and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will not be a baggage area within transition. Other options are currently being considered.

Toilets will be provided for the event.

Time Limit

Minimum age
N/A - Fun Run
11yrs - 5km
15yrs - 10km
17yrs - Half Marathon

ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.


We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us on the email below.

Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to confirm that they have not been unwell in the 14 days leading up to the event. This also applies to Spectators and competitors. For this reason we are discouraging spectators from attending the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:

4.7 · 11 Reviews


·a year ago

A ENJOYABLE EVENT. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the Remberance Day run good race conditions and atmosphere the only disappointing thing was when finishing I finished around the same time as many other's and there was a gaggle of people at the finish line collecting medals which ment that my wife could not get a picture of me finishing my sergestion is to get finisher off track to collect medals freeing up the finishing line.

·a year ago

Enjoyable and well organised event. I didn't know what to expect from this race but it was a good experience. Great to run on a traffic free, flat and fast course. PB potential if you are in shape. The 3 lap approach didn't cause me any angst, it was fine. The Marshall's were friendly and encouraging, the start and finish streamlined and unfussy. Car parking next to the start and finish was great. And getaway was quick and easy after the race. Excellent to have showers as well although not many people seemed to be aware of it. There could have been more portaloos although the marshall that redirected us to the changing rooms across the grass did help the situation. The medal at the end was excellent, No t-shirt but I have enough of them and prefer the money going to the good causes. Will be back next year. The only issue with this course is that it is a wide open expanse and if the weather isn't as good it might be a bit windy on another day. Same for most races but probably a bit accentuated in this case. Well done to the organisers. Good job!!

·a year ago

well organised and friendly. really good run, great atmosphere and really well organised, would highly recommend.

·a year ago

Fun, fast course & great vibe. I thoroughly enjoyed the half marathon. I was a little apprehensive about doing 3 laps but the route was lovely with many long straights so you could get into a nice running stride. The vibe at the event was uplifting and fun, with good music. I think a couple more portaloos would have been useful since the queue got quite long. Overall a great run and I will take part again. Thank you to the organisers!

·a year ago

Well organised. A well organised run, with plenty of cheerful and encouraging marshals around the course. The weather was good, but if it had been raining one could wait in the car until called for start as parking is alongside the course.

·a year ago

Fab event. Great place to do a half marathon and get a PB. Very well organised and brilliant to be running it on Remembrance weekend. Loved it.

·a year ago

Lacking loo roll and atmosphere. Plenty of toilets but toilet paper ran out way before some of the races started - small thing but made all the difference on the day. Course was good but not a huge amount of atmosphere. Advertised as a Remembrance run but apart from one box of poppies on a table there wasn’t actually any remembrance/royal British legion element.
Hi Rachel, thanks for your feedback. The toilet supplier was on site and as soon as it was reported that the toilet paper had run out he fetched some more. We were supposed to have 12 military marshals on the course in full gear and they were going to bring 6 military vehicles to display around the course but they were called out on a bomb threat the day before so they weren't available. Hopefully they can be there for next year.
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·a year ago

Popular and Well organised.. Nice flat course, plenty of support (drinks etc.) around the course. Could have done with a few more porta loos though.

·a year ago

Well organised event. Had a great time, very well organised and laid out.

·a year ago

A splendid run in all respects.. I would do this again. It helped that the weather was so good but it’s a great course, flat, fast and lots of wide running space. Cheery Marshalls and nothing not to like . I will be back in 2020. Thanks everyone for a great race

·a year ago

Remembrance Run 10k. Lovely flat course with the occasional gentle incline to make you work harder! Super bit of bling at the end too. Last run of the season for me and got a PB and first sub 60 here so it gets top marks!!
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Carver Barracks, Saffron Walden, Essex