Perkins Great Eastern Run 2016

There's not long to go - but you've still got time to register for the half marathon and Anna's Hope 5k fun run.

Perkins Great Eastern Run

The countdown is on to the Perkins Great Eastern Run 2016 and we're really excited to be supporting the race again in 2016 - in what’s set to be one of the biggest ever!  

Thousands of runners have already signed up to what is now one of the UK’s fastest half-marathons, with hundreds more taking part in the Anna’s Hope 5K fun run on the same day.

The half marathon and fun run both set off from the Embankment and follow a route through the historic Peterborough City Centre.

The date for this year's event is Sunday 9th October and you can sign up right now.

The deadline to enter the race is midnight Friday 7 October and no entries will be allowed after this date or on race day. Any entries received on or after Friday 23 September will incur an additional £2 fee.

You can raise sponsorship for the charity of your choice, including the half marathon's official cause The Jane Tomlinson Appeal and the 5k Fun Run’s official charity, Anna’s Hope .

More About The Race

The Perkins Great Eastern Run is one of the fastest-growing half marathons in the UK - proudly supported by Heart and organised by Peterborough City Council.

It's a great flat route through through the historic city centre of Peterborough.

There's no shortage of support either! Local residents and spectators traditionally line the course to cheer you on your way.

If the half marathon's not for you - why not choose the Anna's Hope 5k fun run instead?

There are regular free training sessions available to get you ready for the big day, so what are you waiting for?!

There's something for everyone!

Anna's Hope 5k Fun Run

Local charity, Anna's Hope , is the 5k Fun Run’s Official Charity and it is open for anyone to enter. The charity was inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who tragically died from a brain tumour aged only three years and eight months in 2006.

It is dedicated to giving hope to children and young people in the region diagnosed with a brain tumour and helps over 100 children each year.

This year is the charity’s 10th Anniversary and to celebrate they would like runners to support them and join in the celebrations at the Anna’s Hope Stand at the end of the run.

If you're a school, why not enter The Anna’s Hope Schools Challenge where there are prizes of a TV (kindly donated by Aldi) for Primary and Secondary School which raises the most money for Anna’s Hope and an overall Prize of the Anna’s Hope Trophy and a £500 voucher (kindly donated by ChromaSports and Trophies).

Schools can also challenge another school and each winning school will receive a Trophy. Pupils, Teachers and Parents can also enter.

For more information about how to sign up contact Carole via e-mail

Jane Tomlinson Appeal

The Perkins Great Eastern Run has announced the Jane Tomlinson Appeal will be the race's half marathon title charity.

Before her death in 2007, Jane Tomlinson CBE raised £1.85 million for children’s and cancer charities through a series of physical challenges. Although Jane spent most of her life in Yorkshire, she spent a period of time living in Peterborough when her husband Mike worked in the city.

Their daughter Rebecca, one of three children, was born at Peterborough District Hospital and will also be running in the race.

Launched back in 2002, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal has now raised over £7.6million for charity supporting a range of organisations both local and nationally.

All proceeds raised by runners in the charity's name will be shared between local causes. The charity joins the other race partners including Anna's Hope, the official charity of the 5km fun run.

Free training sessions

If you're thinking about taking part but need a little extra help to get you prepared for the big race, then why not come along to one of the free training evenings? 

Runners of all abilities are welcome to attend the free training sessions that take place at the Peterborough Embankment Athletics Track. The training sessions have been organised by Advance Performance and are held in conjunction with experienced runners and coaches from local running clubs, who will lead the runs.

Each training session begins at 7pm with a warm up. Runners will be divided according to level of fitness and aspirations before being taken for a training run.

Free parking is available at the Regional Fitness and Swimming Centre car park and the athletics track has full changing and shower facilities.

Training sessions take place on every other Wednesday fortnightly until the start of the race.

The dates are:

  • 24 August

  • 7 September

  • 21 September

  • 5 October

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