Benfleet Running Club invite you to take part in our 33rd anniversary of the annual Benfleet 15 Race.

Sunday 21st Jan 2024 starting at 10:00am

A challenging 15 mile, multi-terrain course, incorporating sections of the 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike course, Canvey Island sea wall, and the undulating Hadleigh Downs.
(not suitable for spikes or wheelchair competitors)

We are also pleased to announce that the 2024 race will again be chip timed.

Entries can be completed at

Event t-shirts – there will be no event T-shirts

 Raced under UK rules of Competition – UKA Licence Applied For

Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP

Car parking is limited so please car share if possible.


Please ensure you are adequately trained, and seek medical advice if you are in any doubt. It is the responsibility of the runner to be fit to compete on the day of the race.
If you have any medical issues which you think may put you at risk when running a race of this distance, see your GP prior to commencing on a training programme. 
If the race is has to be cancelled for any reason which is deemed not to be the fault of Benfleet Running Club it will not be possible to defer entry nor will any entry costs be refunded. 
Deferrals until 19/01/2024. Swaps can be arranged up to 17/01/2024
Please note that no refunds or rollovers to 2025 will be allowed under any circumstances in the case of withdrawal from the race or non appearance on race day. 

******* PARKING ******

We were hoping to hear that the Council had reintroduced a parking app for Hadleigh Country Park, however we have yet to get an update. We have secured free parking at The King John School off of Shipwrights Drive (SS71RQ) and Benfleet Road (SS71QF). There is free parking at John Burrows Park (SS72NQ) and Castle Lane car park (SS72AN).We have been assured that Hadleigh Castle (SS72AP) car park will be open. This finally leaves the option of Hadleigh Country Park (SS72PP).We now are obliged by the council to have security monitoring the parking and flow of traffic along Chapel Lane and St John’s Road. Please listen to our security folks and be courteous of the local residents.Finally please do not use Morrisons car park in Hadleigh, we believe it is only free for 2 hours – even Sir Mo would find getting around the course from there in 2hrs a challenge…

We would also appreciate any post race feedback, good or bad.

Please contact us here.