CHELMSFORD will be hosting it's first ever marathon in October this year, it has been confirmed.
The event on October 19, organised by The J's Hospice, will take runners through the city's most scenic spots - including Central Park, Hylands Park and the village of Writtle.
The announcement follows six months of planning, discussions and consultation behind the scenes.
Dominique Brunning, Fundraising Manager at The J’s Hospice, said: “We wouldn’t have got to this point without the support of the local community – everyone has recognised this as a unique opportunity; not just runners but the general public have taken the idea – and run with it!”
Register to take part online by visiting www.thejshospice.org.uk from February 25 or call The J’s on 01245 475474 to request a registration form to be sent to you. Cost is £28 per person.