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

Simplyhealth Great East Run

The second, and final batch of 500 places have now sold out in record time for the inaugural Simplyhealth Great East Run!

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. Don't miss out, guarentee your place on the start line by entering today!

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.

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Event Location

The Blossom Charity

We are a charity dedicated to women, based in East Anglia.

Our objectives are to enable women in rural communities to make positive and sustainable change in their lives.

Many women we work with face some disadvantage including isolation, poverty, unemployment, mental health issues and who lack the confidence to make change in their lives.

We deliver tailored programmes of workshops and one to one coaching sessions as well as community based activities to support the development of skills, confidence and long lasting relationships and mutual support.

We pride ourselves on creating an environment where all women can thrive.

Members of the community will be taking part in the Simplyhealth Great East Run, so why not come and join us?

Find out more about The Blossom Charity here.

Join The Blossom Charity at the Simplyhealth Great East Run on Sunday 24 September.