HARP24 is the 24 hour running festival taking place every June in South Essex. Solo runners and teams compete from midday on Saturday through to midday on Sunday. The winner in each category completes the most laps of our 4 mile course through the Essex countryside. Everyone from experienced ultra runners to fun runners can take part, whilst raising money for HARP - Southend's Homeless Charity

HARP24 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Everyone who has purchased a solo or team place for HARP24 2020 may roll this entry over to the 2021 event. You do not need to do anything to defer your entry to 2021, this will happen automatically. 

If you are unable to attend the 2021 event, please request a refund via Eventbrite and we will refund your place.

The 2021 event will be held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June 2021 at Westcliff Rugby Club, Southend-on-Sea.

Team Rules

For all teams, there are three categories: all female, all male, and mixed. 

Please note, to be eligible for a trophy as a mixed team, you must have no more than the maximum number of male team members as specified below. If your team exceeds the maximum number of male team members, you can still enter but will not be eligible to win a trophy within your category. 

Teams of 3 - Max 2 male team members
Teams of 4 - Max 3 male team members
Teams of 5 - Max 3 male team members

Teams of 6 - Max 4 male team members
Teams of 7 - Max 4 male team members

Teams of 8 - Max 5 male team members

Teams of 9 - Max 5 male team members

Teams of 10 - Max 6 male team members

Teams of 11 - Max 6 male team members

Teams of 12 - Max 7 male team members

What you get for signing up

Registration includes free camping on Saturday 20th June 2020, into Sunday 21st, at Westcliff Rugby Club in Southend. All runners receive a HARP24 2020 t-shirt in their specified size, along with a goody bag containing their race guide and snacks for the weekend. The t-shirt and goody bag are issued on the day. 

Every runner also receives the HARP24 2020 medal. 


Catering is provided on the day in the form of a BBQ for a suggested donation, and tea, coffee and cakes are available for the duration of the event.

HALF PRICE offer for HARP24 2020!

Sign up as a Fundraiser and receive 50% off your entry fee. All you have to do is commit to a fundraising target of £50 per runner! We help make it easy to fundraise by giving you plenty of ideas and setting you up with your own fundraising page. 

2020 Prices

© HARP 2020

HARP is the independent Southend based charity that reduces homelessness by providing essential services, emergency housing and long term solutions. This enables people to rebuild their lives and live independently in the community.

HARP is a registered provider of social housing number: 4742  /  Registered Charity Number: 1098126