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The Great Eastern Run returns for 2024, with a fast, flat route and 5k and half marathon distances available. The traffic-free course weaves through Peterborough's city centre and past the historic cathedral, where you can be cheered on by spectators. Come to run your first race or achieve a new PB.
Anna's Hope 5k Fun Run and Half Marathon
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Sun, 13 Oct 2024
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Embankment, Peterborough PE2 8TY, UK
Start times
Sunday, 13 Oct 2024
Anna's Hope 5k Fun Run: 9:00 amHalf Marathon: 10:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for AEPG Great Eastern Run
Anna's Hope 5k Fun Run
£11.90 - £17.90
Half Marathon
£35 - £37
Route information
Terrain: Closed roads
Elevation Flat course
Take on a 5k fun run or half marathon through the vibrant city of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The start and finish will be located at the Embankment in the city centre, and the routes are entirely along closed roads for a traffic-free race experience.
The improved route from 2023 treats runners to better scenery and allows for a faster race, with the entire route based on tarmac and roads.
The route takes runners through a section of the city centre and passes through the grounds of the historic Peterborough Cathedral, one of the finest Norman Cathedrals in Europe.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Post-Race refreshments
  • Race pacers
  • Water stations
  • Pre-race warm-up
  • Medical support
  • Event village
How to get there
The Embankment, Peterborough PE2 8TY, UK
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There will be plenty of parking options in Peterborough town centre. Please take into consideration that there will be some road closures in place for this event.
Further parking information will be sent out in the participant race guide, closer to the event.
Event day logistics
07:30 Registration opens
09:00 5k Fun Run starts
10:30 Half marathon starts
Race Packs
Information about race packs will be communicated to participants closer to the event.
Age Requirements
  • Half Marathon: Entrants must be 17 years of age or older on race day
  • 5k: Entrants must be 4 years of age on race day, any entrants under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
There is a cut-off time of 3hrs 30minutes to ensure that the organiser can reopen all roads on time.
Water Stations
There will be five water station stops on the course, with cups of water available at each stop.
In-ear headphones are strictly banned from the race as per UKA rules. Bone-conducting headphones are permitted so long as you can still hear marshal instructions clearly. Anyone spotted by BARR scrutineers wearing in ear devices will be disqualified as per UKA rules.
There will be a team of paces that will pace you to the following finish times:
  • 1hr 30mins
  • 1hr 40mins
  • 1hr 50mins
  • 2hrs
  • 2hrs 10mins
  • 2hrs 20mins
  • 2hrs 30mins
  • 2hrs 45mins
Elite Entries
There are elite places available for the following runners:
  • Men: Who have run sub-70mins Half Marathon
  • Women: Who have run sub-80mins Half Marathon
To get an elite space please email:
Spectator Info
This route will go right through the centre of Peterborough making it a great event for spectators to come out and support all participants.
Are there any age requirements for the Great Eastern Run?
Yes, participants for the half marathon must be at least 17 years old. Children as young as 4 can take part in the 5k Fun Run but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I run with headphones at the Great Eastern Run?
In-ear and over-ear headphones are not allowed. However, you may wear bone-conducting headphones instead. Any runners wearing non-bone conduction headphones/earphones will be disqualified.
Can I take part in the Great Eastern Run in a day wheelchair?
Absolutely. All wheelchair athletes will start in a separate wave in the interest of participant safety.
Run with a dog or run with a buggy at the Great Eastern Run?
Dogs, bab joggers, nordic poles and bicycles are not permitted on the course, this race is insured by UK Athletics so it must run in accordance with their rules.
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£11.90 - £37

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