AEPG, the company hoping to build a multi-million-pound leisure village and housing development at the East of England Showground site, has stepped in to become main sponsor of this year’s Great Eastern Run. This year’s Great Eastern Run route on October 15 starts on the Embankment and progresses on to Werrington, before looping back and finishing in the city centre.
Organisers say the route gives spectators better views as well as runners a chance to improve on their previous personal best times and ensures that 100% of the route is based on roads / tarmac.
The route takes runners through a section of the city centre, one of the unique aspects of the course, along with passing through the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral, the first time this has featured within the route of the Great Eastern Run ever.
There is still time to enter the race and start training, as well as volunteering to help on the day. Visit www.greateasternrun.co.uk for more information or https://totalracetiming.co.uk/race/376 to enter!
Aaron Murrell, director for organisers Good Running Events said: “We are incredibly excited to have AEPG on board as headline sponsors of the AEPG Great Eastern Run.
“AEPG are a forward-thinking team who share our philosophy of getting people to be fit and active in their community – which makes them the perfect sponsors for this event.”
The course is the second flattest in the country and on closed roads, making it attractive to runners hoping for a fast time. For the first time the routes of the half marathon and the 5km Anna’s Hope Fun Run will pass through the grounds of the iconic Peterborough Cathedral.
AEPG CEO Ashley Butterfield said: “We are delighted to support one of Peterborough’s most well-known events, as it aligns with our values of improving the wellness through an active lifestyle.”
“The AEPG Great Eastern Run is a vibrant run, perfect for all generations and fitness levels, and we can’t wait to see everyone line up on the day.”
FOOTNOTE: The run is operating a cut off of 3 hours 30 minutes to ensure they can reopen all roads on time.
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