Maldon 5k Summer Handicap Series

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Maldon 5k Summer Handicap Series2018-07-16T09:27:50+00:00

2018 Race Dates and Start Times

Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm

Thursday 10th May at 7.30pm

Thursday 31st May at 7.30pm

Thursday 21st June at 7.30pm

Thursday 12th July at 7.30pm

Plus 1 Mile Junior race held prior to each main event at 7.00pm.

2018 Race Entries NOW OPEN!

Enters will only be accepted on the day.


About the event

Race Director – Tina Clarke. (click to email)

The popular 5K handicap series returns to Maldon Promenade Park in 2018. A series of 5K handicapped races for all abilities. The handicap system means that the slowest person starts first. Each entrant estimates their finish time and gets a handicap based on that time. This should ensure that everyone finishes very close together.

How the handicap works

The idea of the handicap is to give runners of different abilities the chance to compete equally. First you need to work out how fast you will complete the course.

The handicap is based on 40 minutes, so if you think that it will take you 30 minutes to complete your run you will be given a 10-minute handicap and start at 7.40pm. If you expect to do a 20-minute 5K you will have a 20-minute handicap and start at 7.50pm and so on. The idea is that everyone finishes close together.

After each race the handicaps are adjusted as you get quicker. By the end of the series, many will have improved their PB.

Junior Mile

The Junior Mile is organised in the same way. The children estimate how long it may take them to complete the run. They will have a staggered start based on these times.

Whether you are a regular racer or a complete beginner you all have the same chance of winning with this format. Entries are only £2.50 per senior race or £1.00 for the Junior run. £10 entry in advance for the whole senior series. Please see the entry details on the form below.


There are ample Parking and Toilet facilities in the park. Find us on Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ.

These have proved to be really fun evenings for all the family, see you there.


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