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The Saltmarsh Ultra & The Saltmarsh Half

Published on Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Entries are open for the Saltmarsh ultra-marathon and the Saltmarsh half-marathon, enabling more people than ever to discover the beauty of the Saltmarsh Coast.

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The Saltmarsh Ultra will see participants tackle over 50 miles of the Maldon District’s 75-mile coast line in one day.  Starting from South Woodham Ferrers and going around the Dengie Peninsular to the historic town of Maldon where there will be a warm welcome at the finish line in picturesque Promenade Park.  

The Saltmarsh Ultra is open to runners, walkers, duos and relay teams, this event will push participants to their limit extending the previous single day distance by a further 13 miles.

The Saltmarsh Half Marathon will cover 13.5 miles of the Saltmarsh Coast Trail along the River Crouch from South Woodham Ferrers to Burnham-on-Crouch and the beautiful Riverside Park. The route is almost entirely off road and open to runners and walkers. Free return transport is available from the finish back to the start.

Spaces will be limited for both of these fully-supported, landmark events.

More information and entry details are available at


Notes to editor

Through the years The Saltmarsh75 event has seen over a thousand participants journey our stunning and isolated Saltmarsh Coast Trail. Through blisters, sweat and cake, many people have fallen in love with the event, returning year-after-year. We are keen to continue to bring an amazing challenge to ultra-runners and long-distance walkers whilst also making this coastal event more accessible to the leisure participant.

A spokesperson for the Saltmarsh75 said, “We initially envisaged this event as a great way to celebrate our special coastal connection and encourage more people to explore our 75 mile Saltmarsh Coast Trail. We get so much fantastic feedback about the event, with some people saying they want it harder and some saying it should be more accessible so more people can take part. This year we have decided to do both! For those who really want a challenge the Saltmarsh Ultra is the perfect test. 50 miles of Coastal trail in one day, passing historic maritime villages and miles of isolated tidal marsh before finishing in Maldon’s fantastic Promenade Park.

For people who enjoy stretching their legs, half marathons or long coastal walks, the Saltmarsh Half is perfect. Along the banks of the River Crouch, passing the vineyards of the Crouch Valley and finishing in the riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch.”

All participants will be well looked after with manned checkpoints and water stops along the route. They will also get their individual time along with a unique and much prized Saltmarsh Medal.