A popular event is set to return to Braintree as restrictions are eased. 

Parkrun events have confirmed they will return after the Government announced that England would proceed to step 4 of the road map on July 19.

The weekly event, which takes place each Saturday morning, returns on July 24. 

Great Notley park run is just one of hundreds of events up and down the country.

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It was also announced that the Great North Run, held in the North East, and Brighton Marathon will both take place on September 12 and the London Marathon – which usually occurs in April – is being held on October 3.

Hugh Brasher, event director of London Marathon Events, said: “It is wonderful to confirm that our great mass participation events are returning across the country.

“Extensive scientific research worldwide has shown that the risk of transmission of Covid-19 outdoors is negligible.

“The UK’s event organisers have worked together to ensure the safe return of mass participation sports events outdoors by participating in the Government’s Events Research Programme and collaborating on a range of protocols that ensure our events will be safe and Covid-secure.”

Park runs in mid and north Essex:

  • Great Notley
  • Maldon Prom
  • Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Chelmford Central Park
  • South Woodham Ferrers
  • Great Dunmow 
  • Colchester Castle Park
  • Highwoods
  • Mersea Island
  • Clacton
  • Harwich