Below are key race rules you must adhere to.
Please also see the British Athletics Rules of Competition
Under NO circumstances will you be allowed to wear headphones. If at any point you are seen wearing them (including round your neck) by a marshal you will be reported to the UK Athletics race referees who are within their rights to disqualify you and your time will not count.
The UK Athletics’ word on all such disqualifications are final and there is no formal procedure for appeal.
As race organisers we take the associated duty of care to all runners very seriously. There will be up to 4,000 runners at the Griffin Chapman Colchester Half Marathon and we simply can not have people wearing headphones and unable to hear instructions from marshals, the Police and fellow runners. So we need you to be vigilant throughout the race for your own safety and that of others.
Representatives from UK Athletics will also be vigilant to runners with headphones and they will instantly disqualify any runners found to be wearing headphones.