REGISTER your place in this year’s Perkins Great Eastern Run and take part in the greatest race in the East.
The run, which takes place on Sunday, October 14 was rated one of the top ten half marathons in the UK last year, and has been awarded runbritain Grand Prix status.

The series is run over five races and has a combined prize fund of more than £55,000 on offer to British runners.

The change in status has already attracted hundreds of additional runners, with entries up by more than 45%, in comparison to this time last year.

So there is no time to waste, if you want to get involved.

This year will also see a change to the course, with entrants starting and finishing on the city’s Embankment.

Organisers say this will provide better facilities for runners and create more excitement for those watching the race. There will also be trade stalls, refreshments and entertainment on the Embankment for spectators to enjoy.

If you need a bit of help training for the event, free training sessions are being held at the Peterborough Athletics track on Bishops Road.

Advance Performance has organised the sessions for runners of all abilities, and every run is led by experienced runners and coaches from local running clubs and overseen by Tim Cook, a UKAthletics Endurance Coach.

The FREE training dates are: Wednesday 8th August, Wednesday 22nd August, Wednesday 5th September, Wednesday 19th September, Wednesday 3rd October.

No booking is required, just turn up on the night and be ready to start the warm up at 7pm. Full changing and shower facilities are provided at the venue.

If the thought of a half marathon is a bit daunting for you however, then the event also includes a 5km fun run.

Young runners are also being encouraged to take part in the fun run by taking part in the Junior Challenge. Prizes are up for grabs for groups who raise the most money for local charity, Anna’s Hope and those that enter the largest team. School teams or any young people’s groups, such as brownies, cubs or youth groups can enter the Junior Challenge. Young runners can raise money for whichever charity they choose, but can only win additional prizes, such as a television, a team kit, or a Wii game, when raising money for Anna’s Hope, courtesy of Sainsbury’s and Chromasport.

For more information about the Perkins Great Eastern Run 2012 and the new course, to enter and to keep up to date with all the latest race news and training tips, visit or call 01733 452336.