Your half marathon challenge awaits! Take a 13.1-mile tour of Ipswich this autumn and enjoy your finish-line moment next to Ipswich Town Football ground.
How to enter the Great East Run
- Run 21.1km
Great East Run route
The Simplyhealth Great East Run course follows a scenic route that is suitable for runners of all abilities.
Starting and finishing on Russell Road, runners pass the prestigious Willis building designed by Lord Foster before heading through the beautiful Holywells Park and travelling down to Ipswich’s vibrant waterfront.
The route then passes Felaw Maltings on the way out and back along Wherstead Road, where participants 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 head towards Ipswich Town FC’s Portman Road stadium, passing the statues of two football legends, Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey, before crossing the finish line in the stadium’s practice pitch and being welcomed by hundreds of supporters in the stands.
FEED STATIONSOn the course you will find CLIF Bar feed stations with CLIF Shot Energy Gels and CLIF Bloks Energy Chews. This station will be around the 8 mile point on the course.
Great East RunStart Time: 12:00am
Questions & answers
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- Hi all! Race looks great.... Considering a last minute entry! Wondering if there’s a medal? I’m on a medal mission!!Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. I am really sorry to inform you that the entry for this event has just closed! :)
Great East Run weather forecast
Possible drizzle in the afternoon.
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