ORGANISERS have announced several road closures in place for the Southend Half Marathon.

This month, Southend will host a half marathon to raise money for Havens Hospice.

After a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Southend Half Marathon is back to its usual coastal route.

The event is to take place on Sunday, June 12, starting and finishing at Shoebury East Beach.

As well as road closures there will also be temporary suspension of parking on both sides of Peel Avenue from its junction with Blackgate Road northwards for 50m from 7am to 2pm on the day.

Each year the event has raised thousands of pounds to help fund Havens Hospice’s services in the community.

Jane Hopkins, race director, said it is great to be back and support the people across Essex.

She said: “We are really looking forward to cheering on all the runners at the city’s first Southend Half Marathon.

“On behalf of Havens Hospices, I would like to thank everyone who supports this event: the runners, all their friends and family who come and cheer and, of course, the fantastic residents and business owners along the route who allow us to run through their streets.

“All of you are ‘Making every day count’ for adults, babies, children, and young people across Essex.”

The road closures are as followed:

  • George Street (in its entirety) – From 7am till 1:30pm.
  • Rampart Terrace (in its entirety) – From 7am till 1.30pm.
  • Rampart Street (in its entirety) – From 7am till 1:30pm.
  • High Street Shoebury (in its entirety) – From 8:45am till 9:30am.
  • Smith Street / Campfield Road (High Street to Ness Road) – From 8:45am till 9:45am.
  • All roads within the Garrison (except Barge Pier Road) – From 8:45am till 10am.
  • Ness Road / Shoebury Common Road and Thorpe Esplanade / Eastern Esplanade (south of Linton Road to Beach Road) – From 8:45am till 12pm.
  • Maplin Way (Thorpe Esplanade to Church Road) – From 8:45am to 12pm.
  • Church Road (in its entirety) – From 8:45am till 12pm.
  • New Barge Pier Road (south of Magazine Road) – From 8:45am till 12pm.