Perkins Great Eastern Run 2017

Entries are open for this year's Perkins Great Eastern Run.

Perkins Great Eastern Run

Join us for one of the UK's fastest-growing half marathons on Sunday 8th October which follows a flat route right through historic Peterborough City Centre.

The event also features the Anna's Hope 5K Fun Run - and both races start and end at the Embankment.

Whichever you choose, it's a great way to get fit, so why not set yourself the challenge in 2017?

Runners are able to raise sponsorship for the charity of their choice, including the half marathon's title charity The Jane Tomlinson Appeal and the Anna’s Hope Fun Run.

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More About The Race

The Perkins Great Eastern Run is proudly supported by Heart and organised by Peterborough City Council.

PGER logo 2017 This year's event's promising to be the biggest ever, with more than 1,600 people already pre-registered for the race.

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

There are even regular free training sessions available to get you ready for the big day.

Anna's Hope 5k Fun Run

The Anna's Hope  Fun Run 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's dedicated to giving hope to children and young people in the region diagnosed with a brain tumour and helps over 100 children each year.

For more information about how to sign up, please e-mail

Jane Tomlinson Appeal

Once again, 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.

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