Race places gone in a flash as runners GEAR up for popular annual event

The Asda Foundation Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) on Sunday 30th April has SOLD OUT!

With five weeks to go to race day, runners from across the region have snapped up all 2,500 available places.

GEAR is being organised for the first time by not-for-profit company Run For All, working in partnership with Alive Leisure and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.

Lynne Preston, Event Manager of Run For All, organisers of the event, said: “Places in GEAR were popular from the moment we opened entries, so it’s no surprise that all spots have now been snapped up.

“Well done to all those who secured their places – we’ll see you soon!”

The only way to enter the event is now through charity places. A number of causes still have a limited number of places in the event: the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service, Pandora Project, PTSD Resolution, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Run For Charity, Wellbeing of Women and West Norfolk Mind. Anyone wanting to secure one of those should contact the charity concerned directly.

Entries are still open for the popular Bespak Mini Gear - a 1.2-mile fun run for people of all ages and abilities (entrants must be 6 years and up) from Tuesday Market Place just before the 10K. Every finisher will receive a Mini GEAR medal and a goody bag to show off their achievements.

Go to /fun-runs/bespak-mini-gear/ to sign up.

Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Its stable of events already includes successful 10Ks in Leeds, Lincoln, Sheffield, York, Hull, Burnley, Bury, Leicester and Nottingham, the Leeds Half Marathon, Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Yorkshire Marathon in York.

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