Still time to enter Perkins Great Eastern Run

This year’s much-anticipated Perkins Great Eastern Run is just one month away and would-be runners are being urged to sign up before the late entry fee is applied.

Places remain available for the popular half marathon and with entry fees increasing by £2 from Friday 21 September, anyone thinking of signing up is urged to do so as soon as possible.

So far over 3,500 people have registered for the run which takes place on Sunday 14 October and also includes a wheelchair race and a 5K Fun Run in aid of the charity Anna’s Hope.

Starting and finishing at the city’s Embankment, the half marathon route takes runners through the city centre and north up to Werrington, before looping back to the finish.

Annette Joyce, Race Director, said: "The Perkins Great Eastern Run is one of the fastest courses in the country and we get runners from near and far taking part, so it is always a fantastic occasion.

"More and more people are taking up running and we want to give them an event where they can have a brilliant day with fellow runners being cheered on by the great crowds we see all around the course."

The closing date for entries is Friday 12 October at midday, or when the race limits are reached, whichever comes first.

Entries to the half marathon and fun run can be made online at the Perkins Great Eastern Run website

Meanwhile, free fortnightly training sessions which are being held to help runners prepare for the event, are continuing to take place.

Runners of all abilities are welcome to attend the sessions at Peterborough Embankment Athletics in Bishops Road which take place on Wednesday 19 September and Wednesday 3 October from 7pm.

You can follow the latest Perkins Great Eastern Run developments on Twitter @PerkinsGER and Facebook.

Processing Request