Introducing the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon, a brand NEW event for Run For All.
Taking place on Sunday 11th September, the race will start and finish at Portman Road Stadium - home to Ipswich Town FC.
You will see runners heading down Duke Street, through Ipswich Waterfront and then along Cliff Lane. Continuing around the River Orwell, you will head to Wherstead Road, back along Grafton Way before reaching the big finish at the stadium.
We are so excited to bring our first event to the county of Suffolk, and we already can’t wait to see thousands of you reach your goals while raising huge amounts of cash for such deserving charities within the local community and beyond.
See it as a new challenge, sign up for fun or run in a group, regardless of your goal or reason the crowds will be out in full force to cheer you on and the atmosphere will be terrific as the town of Ipswich comes alive for the day.
So if you’re looking for a new challenge in the town of Ipswich, what’s stopping you?
Sign up for this fantastic new event today!
Online entries for the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon are now open.
Entrants must be 17 years or over on event day.
- Chip timing
- Finisher's goody bag
- Quality tech T-shirt
- Exclusive medal
- Memories of a brilliant day!
Passing through the finish, you'll collect water to replenish and rehydrate, and your finisher's goody bag with a medal and t-shirt to showcase your achievement.
The event hub will be buzzing with lots of post-race facilities, including the Event Village where you can learn all about the vital work done by the event's partner charities.
The area's variety of bars, cafes and restaurants make it a great place to celebrate your achievement with family and friends.
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Preparing for a marathon is hard work, but luckily Suffolk’s fantastic running community is here to help!
Take part in a weekly parkrun – there are 14 to choose from across Suffolk. This is a free, timed social run that takes place every Saturday morning. Parkrun is a great way to get active in a low-pressure way with other runners from your local community.
And if you’re looking for a training race, the Ipswich Twilight 10K couldn’t come at a more perfect time. On Friday 15th July, take in the beauty of the waterfront while testing your fitness and enjoying a vibrant race day atmosphere.
SHOKZ – approved headphones for RUN FOR ALL events
Using bone conduction technology award winning SHOKZ (formerly AfterShokz) deliver stereophonic sound through your cheekbones to your inner ear.
This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises as well as race instructions from marshals and fellow competitors -potentially preventing accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out these sounds.
Exclusively approved for use by UK Athletics. Official Headphone Partners of England, Scottish, Welsh Athletics and Athletics Northern Ireland.
15% discount offer.
There is a 15% discount offer for all Run for All entrants. To receive this discount, entrants must purchase SHOKZ headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact us form here.
Race number information
Race number delivery
Your race number will posted to the address that you entered when you registered for the event. Race numbers will start to be posted to your registered address from around 7–10 days prior to the event.
If you register on event week, then you will need to collect your race number from our race office on event weekend.
The specific dates when you will receive your race number will be added in due course.
If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us. However, we will also be sending out an email around eight weeks before the event to ask if you have changed address recently.
What if I'm coming from overseas?
Race numbers will not be posted to those participants who provided a postal address located outside of the UK as we can’t guarantee the safe delivery of the race number.
However, if you do have a UK address that your race number can be posted to prior to the event, please contact us at email@example.com with details. Alternatively you will be able to collect your race number from the Race Office on the event weekend. Opening hours of the Race Office will be detailed on our website at www.runforall.com in the week prior to the event.
Using your race number bib
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arms to start/stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started/stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Race numbers are not interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners.
Your bib & timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event and is yours to keep a memento of your race day!
Can't run anymore?
Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified
Like with all Run For All events, we would encourage all entrants to consider utilising public transport links, walking, cycling or exploring car-sharing when planning your travel. We hope the following links assist in your event day planning.
Plan your route
Arriving by Bike
Please click here to see the locations of a number of bike racks around the town. The closest bike rack is on Buttermarket which is 1 mile away from the start line
Arriving by train
The Ipswich train station is located on Burrell Rd, Ipswich IP2 8AL. It is approximately 5 to 10 min walking distance to the start line.
Travelling by car
If travelling from the North/Midlands:
Take the A14 and then the B1067.
If travelling from the South/London:
Take the A12.
Car parks nearby
There are several car parks located nearby. These are
- NCP Ipswich Portman Road, IP1 2BP – 65 spaces, inaccessible from 08:00 to 13:00
- Portmand Road Car Park, IP1 2BS – 550 Spaces, inaccessible from 08:00 to 13:00
- West End Road Car Park, IP1 2DZ – 385 Spaces, only accessible from West End from 08:00 to 13:00
- Buttermarket Car Park, IP1 1SL – 370 Spaces, inaccessible between 08:00 and 10:00
- Ipswich Station NCP, IP2 8AL – 494 Spaces, access/egress via B1075 during road closures
There are plenty of other car parks around the town centre so please click here to view them via the Ipswich Borough Council website.
Please ensure your parking plans take account of road closures and access information.