Time running out to enter Bespak Grand East Anglia Run in King’s Lynn

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Places for the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run and Mini GEAR Fun Run are being snapped up this year and if the current trend continues it is likely that all places will have been taken before the entry closing date.

Alive Leisure Race Director Roger Partridge said, “We’ve had an astonishing response to the event this year, which is absolutely brilliant.”

A review of the course took place after last year’s sell-out event to see if additional places could be offered. Following this an additional 200 places were added to both the main event and the Mini GEAR giving a total of 3600 places across the two races.

As things stand it looks as though both events will be sold out several days before entries are due to close, so anyone wanting to take part needs to get their entry in as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed.

Enter online now at www.grandeastangliarun.co.uk.

The Bespak GEAR is a UKA and BARR Gold-Graded event. The cost of entry is £18 for affiliated runners and £20 for unaffiliated runners. To enter, runners must be aged 15 or over on race day. The Bespak Mini GEAR 1.2m fun run is open to anyone over 6 years of age (under 8s must be accompanied by an adult). The cost of entry for Bespak Mini GEAR is £7.00 for adults, £6.00 for under 16s and £5.00 for under 8s.

The course is suitable for runners of all abilities, including wheelchair athletes.

There are generous cash prizes for Bespak GEAR category winners and everyone taking part will receive a quality medal and goody bag.

The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run takes place on Sunday, May 1, 2016, with the main 10k race starting at 10.45am in the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn, and the mini GEAR fun run starting at 10am. The fast, flat course takes runners on a loop through the town centre, through The Walks and along the waterfront, showcasing some of the town’s key heritage and retail areas.

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