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2019 Clacton Beach

Event Overview

Join us in Clacton, Essex on 27th / 28th July 2019 on the South East Coast of England for 10 kilometres of obstacle course packed out with 25+ world class obstacles including sea entry (weather dependant), join thousands of participants and help one another to finish the course, Gladiator Obstacle Beach Racing is the most innovative new challenge since the Mud Runs began.

Awesome Obstacles

Awesome lineup of Ninja Warrior styled obstacles

Finishers Medal

Super cool medal and customised event ribbons.

Finishers T-Shirt

Your very own event t-shirt, for that Gladiator look.

Finishers Beer

All participants receive a free beer on finishing the course.*


  • Gladiator Entry
    • £ 39 + Fees
    • Prices Rise Soon

      Proper obstacles, full on Ninja Warrior styled rigs
      Action packed event village
      Chip timing and leader-board display
      Free spectating
      Finishers race shirt, headband, medal and beer*
      Hot showers and changing rooms
      Luxury toilet trailers
      Prize money for competitive class (separate lane)
      Team Discount Available*
  • Mini Gladiator
    • £ 19 + Fees
    • No Price Rises – Limited Spaces

      2KM Mini Course
      No Start Waves, open all day
      Open for ages 8-15
      Proper mini obstacles
      Action packed event village
      Free spectating
      Finishers race shirt, headband and medal
      Hot showers and changing rooms
      Luxury toilet trailers

Want More?

Become A Volunteer

Show us your inner Gladiator and be a part of our very important team, our volunteers help with everything from event set up and breakdown, registration, car park, photography & filming, obstacle marshaling, finish line timing and much more.

  • Free entry to a future Gladiator Race of your choice
  • 20% off merchandise at the event and online
  • Free Gladiator Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Free designated parking for your shift
  • Breakfast and/or lunch depending on your shift
Obstacle Course Insurance

Building up your fitness and strength levels will contribute to a successful race and will help your sanity levels throughout the course. Once signing up for a race the other advisory action is to take out personal insurance. This policy is designed to offer sports accident cover to individuals who participate in obstacle races and mud runs.

  • Single Day, Multi Day or Annual Cover
  • Cover includes broken bones benefits
  • Income protection up to £1,000 a week
  • Consultant and Physiotherapy fees
Corporate Package

Make the executive decision to bring your workforce out to the most exciting team building event in the UK.

  • Discounted Entry Fee
  • Free Corporate Team Photographs
  • Free A2 Framed Poster Print
  • Dedicated Start Wave*
  • *Subject to team size
Obstacle Race Training

Gladiator Races obstacle courses will have high and low obstacles with some distance to run in between. The obstacles are arranged so that those which exercise the same groups of muscles are separated from one another. None of the obstacles are compulsory, we will encourage but not force you to try every obstacle, however if there is something that you feel unable to do, then you can simply walk around, the choice is yours. To help ensure we have a 100% finish rate we have designed a tailor made training plan which you can view by following the below link.

Run for Charity

Gladiator Races welcomes runners who’d like to run on behalf of a charity. If you’d like to raise funds for a charity, please consider one of the fantastic charities below. If you’ve already chosen a charity and think they would be a good fit for us, please contact us. If you decide to run for charity you should click the charity below and fill in the quick contact form, you will then be contacted with sponsorship forms and fundraising advice. You can share your fundraising goals and updates via social media, remember to tag us in your post.

All entries will receive;- Gladiator tech t-shirt, finishers medal, tech headband, finishers beer and possibly the best day of your life!

Brand Ambassadors

Do you want to be a part of the most innovative obstacle course racing events in the UK today? Well here is your chance! By joining Team Gladiator as an ambassador you will have the opportunity to earn cold hard cash on sales generated through your network. Simply promote Gladiator Races to your friends, family, and fans.

Event Information

Event Day

Start Times

Please arrive upto 1 hour before your assigned wave time to ensure you can park, check in, drop your bag and get to the warm up zone 20 minutes before your start time.

What to Bring

  1. Valid Photo ID
  2. Read, Sign and print the electronic waiver
  3. Your event ticket either printed or digitally

What to Wear

We suggest wearing normal running shoes – spikes and cleats are strictly not allowed. Dress in comfortable fast drying and light clothing and bring dry clothing to change into once you’re done.

If it’s hot, suncream is a necessity. No matter what the weather is, make sure to come hydrated and take advantage of water stations on course.

Bag Drop

You’re going to get very wet and very sandy, we recommend you bring a towel and fresh clothes and shoes to change into after the race. We offer a bag drop service for £3 per bag payable by cash or card.

Team Entry Requirements

*We are offering teams holding 10 members or more 10% discount on their entries, when signing up as a team, Active will automatically apply the 10% discount regardless of team size at that point. Please note if on race day your team has less than 10 members you will be required to pay the discount back. For example; if you signed up at the early bird price of £39 and you received 10% discount of £3.90 you will be required to pay back this £3.90 per person. Payment can be made by cash or card.

Frequently Asked Questions

He receive hundreds of emails a month with questions like “What is a Gladiator Obstacle Beach Race?” to “Do I need to be a strong swimmer?” so we’ve assembled a list of our frequently asked questions right HERE.

Event Parking

Event parking locations will be updated closer to the event.



Satnav Users: Postcode CO15 6JS

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