Running legend Ron Hill teamed up with Pudsey Bear last week to launch the 2014 Perkins Great Eastern Run. Last year the half marathon in Peterborough attracted its highest number of runners with almost 5,200 people entering the race and more than 1,700 signing up for the Anna’s Hope fun run.
This year’s Perkins Great Eastern Run takes place on Sunday October 12 and the route will remain unchanged, starting and finishing on the city’s Embankment. New to 2014 is the introduction of race pacers who will help runners to achieve their best possible time on race day. Seven pacers will lead different target times ranging from one and a half hours finish time to two hours and forty five minutes.
Organisers Peterborough City Council have also invited local bands and solo artists to apply to perform on the running route and on The Embankment where the race starts and finishes.
Race director Annette Joyce of Peterborough City Council said: “Entries to this year’s Perkins Great Eastern Run opened the day after our 2013 race and the number of new runners who have signed up so far is encouraging. This shows how the race is gathering pace in reputation and size. The city council is proud of how the event has flourished in recent years and by continuing to work with sponsors and partners we have been able to further enhance the running and spectator experience for 2014.”
Stamford based charity Anna’s Hope is the official charity of the fun run. Anna’s Hope has supported the Perkins Great Eastern Run for several years and this year’s Anna’s Hope fun run and junior challenge has already started to attract entries. For information on Anna’s Hope visit the charity website.
To find out more, to enter and to keep up-to-date with all the latest race news on the Perkins Great Eastern Run visit the event website.