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Great East Run

The Great Run Company

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Ipswich Town Football Club, Russell Rd, Ipswich, IP1 2DE, United Kingdom

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Open for Registration

Distance Date
Half Marathon ?

21.10KM

Run

Sept. 20, 2020

Overview

The Simplyhealth Great East Run course follows a scenic route that is suitable for runners of all abiltiies. 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.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Great East Run, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Useful pre-race info 1
Well-stocked goody bag 1
Family friendly 1
Spectator friendly 1
Festival atmosphere 1
Supports good cause 1


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Great East Run, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.80
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Safety
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4.80
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Ease of Navigation
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4.80
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Registration Process
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.34
2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

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vicky davies
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Reviewed 3 months ago

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This was only my second half marathon race, my first being GNR the year before so the most obvious thing I noticed was that this is a much smaller deal, with 4000 participants. The race village was just outside the football stadium and there was some confusion as to where to go t...Read full review

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James Lincoln
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Reviewed 6 months ago

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The down side to this race is the huge hill around mile 7 and 8. Big incline that just keeps going and going. For me, combined with the 26C heat, this ruined the race. There were more people walking from mile 7 to 10 than running.  The crowds however, were probably the best...Read full review

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Reviews (5)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.3
2019 Average
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Logistics
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Environmentally Friendly
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Marshal Supervision
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