Ipswich Could Be Your Perfect Match
Run For All means all abilities welcome at Suffolk's biggest running event...
Last year's revival of the Ipswich Half Marathon saw 822 finishers and wins for Ipswich Harriers' Scott Ramsey (1:11:09) and W40 Lucy Nichol (unattached, 1:15:06) – who finished in an amazing third overall. The first Ipswich Half Marathon had been held 40 years ago with just over 500 finishers, so there has long been a healthy interest in running the distance in the beautiful county of Suffolk.
And now we come to the second renewal of the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon – Suffolk's largest running event, starting and finishing at Portman Road Stadium, home to Ipswich Town FC. The next opportunity to lace up those racing shoes for Ipswich Half Marathon is on Sunday 17th September and the time to sign up to secure your place is – RIGHT NOW – with less than two months to race day!
After the stadium send off runners will head down Duke Street, through Holywells Park, and on to Ipswich Waterfront for an out-and-back stretch alongside the River Orwell, returning via Wherstead Road and Grafton Way before the grandstand finish at Portman Road Stadium.
This is a Run For All event and all abilities are celebrated whether you are new to running, you’ve got your eyes set on setting a glorious PB, or you’re looking to raise some much-needed funds for a charity close to your heart.
Race highlights – and there are many – include the stunning waterfront views, the cheering crowds, an exciting stadium start and finish, chip timing, a goody bag, a snazzy finisher’s medal, and an optional exclusive finishers t-shirt up for grabs at the finish line.
Run For All is part of Jane Tomlinson’s lasting legacy. Jane Tomlinson CBE raised £1.85million for children’s and cancer charities before her untimely death from cancer aged just 43 in 2007. Jane's family continues to raise funds and through the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and Run For All events, a massive £10million has now been raised for various charities.
Runners from all corners of the country will be taking part in this epic challenge. To find out more and secure your place on the start line, click here.
Previous results and reports are at the runABC race listing here.
Photo: Run For All/Ipswich Half Marathon