There are limited entries remaining for the Simplyhealth Great East Run. To avoid disappointment, enter now at: Greatrun.org/East

The hugely popular Simplyhealth Great East Run is once again close to reaching capacity with just 500 places remaining. 

Entries to the half marathon event, which takes place on Sunday 22 September in Ipswich, have been in massive demand after the entry limit was increased to 4,000 following last year's successful staging.

The Simplyhealth Great East Run replaced the successful Ipswich Half Marathon in 2017 and is staged in partnership with Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich JAFFA Running Club. 

Thousands of participants have the chance to be their greatest by taking on the 13.1 mile challenge this Autumn, which offers a scenic tour of the Suffolk countryside before returning back into Ipswich town centre.

Runners start on Russell Road, before heading towards the waterfront and out towards Freston, passing under the Orwell Bridge, where spectator support has proved to be popular over the last three years. 

No matter how participants, run, why they run or how fast they go, every one of them will experience their own unique finish line feeling as they cross the line at Ipswich Town FC's Portman Road stadium.

Philippa Brock, from The Great Run Company, said: “Inside three years the Simplyhealth Great East Run has established itself as Suffolk's greatest running event, with thousands joining us for the electric atmosphere and scenic course that has proved so popular with our runners.

“We'd encourage you to sign up now to avoid disappointment as places are extremely limited.”

Councillor James Reeder, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention at Suffolk County Council said: “It's fantastic to see the Simplyhealth Great East Run going from strength to strength and the number of participants increasing each year. 

“High profile sporting events are a key feature of Suffolk's most active county programme and we know from experience that hosting mass participation events of this nature can provide the catalyst to get people active and help inspire them to stay active. 

“With limited spaces left for 2019 I would encourage people to sign up as soon as possible to secure their place at the start line on Sunday 22 September.” 

There are limited entries remaining for the Simplyhealth Great East Run. To avoid disappointment, enter now at: Greatrun.org/East