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Distance Half Marathon
Price £30 per entry
Location Ipswich
Date 24 September 2017

Great East Run

2017 will see the inaugural staging of the Great East Run in Ipswich. Together with our partners Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Jaffa Running Club we’ll be bringing the UK wide Great Run series to East Anglia on Sunday 24th September.

So whether you’re new to running, looking for a challenge, or aiming for a record PB, this could be the event for you. What are you waiting for? Sign up today and be part of something great!



The Course

This event follows a fast flat course, great for new runners and those looking for a half marathon PB.

Starting and finishing close to Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium, runners pass the prestigious Willis building designed by Lord Foster before heading down to Ipswich's vibrant waterfront.

The route then passes Felaw Maltings on the way out and back along Wherstead Road, where particpants will see Fox's Marina, Suffolk Food Hall and go twice under the iconic Orwell Bridge into Freston.

On returning to the town centre, runners will pass over the Wet Dock lock gates and continue along the waterfront for a second time, before returning to the finish line located on Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

Please note - this course is provisional and subject to change

The Course

Event Location

There’s nothing like being in the heart of the town and Ipswich has a wide variety of places to eat and drink, historical architecture to marvel at and a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed day of shopping and exploring or want to plan a trip to the town to coincide with an Ipswich Town game then we’ve got everything you need and more to make the most of your stay in the town.  

At the heart of the town lies the Cornhill that has been used as a main meeting point for decades. Here you’ll find the bustling market surrounded by shops, coffee shops and restaurants, making it the perfect spot to sit back and plan your time in the town.

From here, there’s easy access to the Waterfront via the tranquil and idyllic streets of the Saints that house many of our fabulous independent boutiques.
Once on the marina, enjoy a stroll before spending time watching the boats and people go by from one of the terraces of the many bars and restaurants that are found here.

For more ideas on things to do in Ipswich and Suffolk  you can go to www.allaboutipswich.com & www.visitsuffolk.com

 

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