Smash your PB At The Perkins Great Eastern Run 2019!
11 February 2019, 06:00 | Updated: 22 May 2019, 10:52
It's flat, it's fast and it's now open for you to register! Get involved in Peterborough's half marathon and 5k fun run event on Sunday 13th October.
The Perkins Great Eastern Run is ideal for beating your personal best time and has become one of the UK's fastest-growing running events.
It's proudly supported by Heart and organised by Peterborough City Council.
The race continues to grow even more successful with every passing year. With demand for places traditionally high, would-be runners are urged to sign up soon to avoid missing out.
About The Race
This year's course will once again be mainly flat, running through the historic city centre of Peterborough.
The Perkins Great Eastern Run is an event that the people of Peterborough always get behind, so expect hundreds of spectators to line the course and cheer you on your way!
Last year, the course was clocked as the eighth fastest in the UK for men and fourth fastest for women, with eight of the top ten men recording personal best times and the top six finishing women all recording personal bests.
During 2018, ten men beat a time of 63.60 in six UK races - one of which was the Perkins Great Eastern Run. Similarly, ten women beat 73.30 in six UK races, with one in Peterborough.
This year will see the winning prize rise from £750 to £1,000
Check out Peterborough City Council's highlights of the race in 2018.
Anna's Hope 5K Fun Run
If the half marathon distance isn't for you, why not take part and run the Anna's Hope 5k Fun Run?
The charity Anna's Hope 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 120 children each year.
They are offering up to 300 free places for children up to 16 in the Anna’s Hope 5K Fun Run who aim to raise £30 or more for Anna’s Hope. Just £30 will fund one week’s specialist neuro-rehabilitation support for one child with a brain tumour and £125 is enough for a month’s care.
The 300 free places initiative is only open to children under 16, but adults are still encouraged to enter the Anna's Hope 5K Fun Run and raise money for the charity. Children taking part in the Anna’s Hope 5K Fun Run will also be awarded a certificate in addition to the medal they receive for completing the run.
In addition, any school that raises more than £375 for Anna’s Hope (three months of support for one child) will receive a ‘Making a Difference’ trophy.
All Anna’s Hope runners are invited to the Anna’s Hope marquee after the run to celebrate with cake and a drink.