Thousands of runners will be pounding the city streets on Sunday – some will be dressed as superheroes and others will be aiming for a personal best, but whatever their reasons for running they need you!
The Perkins Great Eastern Run takes place on Sunday October 12 and is renowned for great public support to help runners master the half marathon and make it through the fun run when they’re dressed as a chicken!
Many will be raising vital funds for the half marathon’s official Children in Need charity or the Anna’s Hope Fun Run or countless other good causes local and national. All of them will tell you that support along the route is a real boost.
The race starts and finishes on the Embankment but the beauty of the PGER is that it brings the race right into the heart of the city with the route taking in many local housing estates. So pull up your deckchairs, get your neighbours round, sweeties at the ready for the runners and line the streets with a cheer to help push them on to the finish!
There’s plenty of entertainment on the Embankment including stalls and a funfair and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire are hosting the day. Cathedral Square is also a great place to see the runners pass through and to give them your encouragement.
Runners can get reduced parking charges by signing up to RingGo the cashless parking service.
All you need to know about the half marathon and the fun run, the route, the road closures and the best places to see the runners is on the website www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk
Good luck everyone!