Event of the Week

Triumphant runner with raised arm at The Great Eastern Run

Perkins Great Eastern Run

It’s set to be another bumper year for the Perkins Great Eastern Run with more than 1,500 entries already committed to the 14 October event.

In 2017 Peterborough’s annual half marathon and fun run attracted almost 7,000 competitors and hundreds of spectators gathered at The Embankment and lined the streets to cheer the runners on.

The half marathon attracted entries from runners with a wide variety of experience and ability, and was won by soldier Tom Evans in just over 68 minutes. Participants came from all over the UK and, indeed, the world, with entries from USA, the Netherlands, Italy and France.

Unlike many UK half marathons, the Perkins Great Eastern Run takes in plenty of sights along the way, starting and finishing in the heart of historic Peterborough. The fast, flat course gives runners an excellent chance of gaining a personal best and there’s entertainment including live music along the route to help give entrants that extra push.

Runners also welcome the high-quality goody bags, which include a technical T-shirt, a commemorative medal and other running-related treats.

There’s also entertainment and a funfair on The Embankment, where the half marathon starts at 10.30am. The day begins with the Anna’s Hope Fun Run at 10am and the wheelchair half marathon race sets off at 10.25am.

Organisers Peterborough City Council are gearing up for another record attendance year, so don’t delay signing up!


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