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Ipswich Half Marathon 2024

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1 Day

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Sunday 22 September 2024

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Portman Road Stadium

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Start 09.30

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Event information

Following a successful first event, the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon is back again!

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 Run For All 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!

Entry

Entry

Entrants must be 17 years or over on event day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher's goody bag
  • An option to pre-order a finisher t-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • Memories of a brilliant day!

Enter with a peace of mind

Enter with a peace of mind

  • Active refund

  • Transfering to another event

  • Person to person transfer

info Important Note

Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with a race number under your name.
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.

Race Number Information

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.

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.

Address changes

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 info@runforall.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

Using your race number bib

  • Timing chip

  • Bib number

  • Arm position

  • Keep your number safe

  • Your memento

info 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

Route maps

Static Route Map

Static Route Map

Interactive Route Map

Interactive Route Map

On the day Information

All you need to know

All you need to know

Event Village

To satisfy your pre and post-run fuel needs, a selection of tasty food and drink choices will be available to purchase.

There are also several bars and cafés in the area that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event.

Our wonderful partner charities will also be located in the Event Village, so make sure you go say hi!

Baggage

Please leave time to drop off your baggage pre-race.

If you plan to use the event Baggage Store, please ensure that your baggage tag is removed from your race number and securely attached to your bag for race day.

After the race. you are advised to reclaim your property as soon as possible before meeting up with your loved ones. Please collect your bags as soon as possible so that you can avoid the queues.

Fuel & Hydration

300 ml bottled water is available on the course and 500 ml will be available at the finish line.

Please see the route map for locations.

Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.

Please make use of the bins provided post water stations.

Toilets

Please only use the allocated toilets for this event located in the Event Village and on the course.

Run For All operates a zero-tolerance policy and any runners seen urinating anywhere other than the facilities provided will be disqualified.

Medical

Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near the water stations.

In addition, there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near the start and finish line. There will also be roaming first aiders around the Event Village.

Race Day memento

Celebrate your incredible time and your fantastic achievements with some extra event day souvenirs.

Head to the event village on race day and visit Epic Etchings to get your finishers medal engraved and Personal Best Vests to order your own personalised finisher t-shirt print to help celebrate your achievements in style.

Massage

The team will be located in the Event Village.

Photos

Smile! The Marathon Photos team will be on course throughout the event to snap your picture.

Photographs can be purchased at marathonphotoslive.com

Results

All results will be available in the results section of the website soon after the end of the event.

However, keep in mind that it’s not all about times – you should be proud of yourself just for getting out there and getting active!

Keeping Ipswich green

We are committed to keeping Ipswich green and we understand the importance of doing our bit for the environment. Bins will be provided across the event site and we urge people to use the facilities provided.

Let’s work together to Keep Ipswich green and encourage other runners to do the same.

Pacers

The team are looking forward to supporting you on your run. Each pacer will have a flag attached to them with finish times and will run at a steady pace. If you keep up with them, you’ll be able to achieve the time on the flag.
Our team of pacers on the day will be pacing at 5-minute intervals between 1hr 20mins and 2hrs 30mins.

They’re all very friendly, so feel free to have a chat with them before the event, and be sure to say thanks once you’ve crossed the finish line!

Headphones on event day

As this is a closed-road event, you are welcome to wear headphones, but please make sure that you are aware of your surroundings all around the course.

If you wish to listen to music on your run, please make sure you can hear the marshals’ instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors.

Shokz is the official Sports Headphones Partner of England Athletics & Run For All.

The partnership between Shokz, England Athletics and Run For All recognises that many athletes enjoy listening to music while warming up, training or competing. Whether it is taking part in events, running solo or socially with others, it’s key that their experience is safe and enjoyable.

Running with music would make your run more joyful. With Shokz open-ear headphones, runners could listen to their favourite playlist or broadcast on the run while maintaining sociability.  

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 form here

Training

Travel

Check out your travel options below.

Check out your travel options below.

  • By Car

  • Parking

  • By Bike

  • By Train

Road Closure Information

Interactive Road Closure Map

Interactive Road Closure Map

Please click on coloured areas for more information.

Additional Information

Celebrate your achievement

Sponsors & Partners

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

The Ipswich half is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners

Our partner charities

Our partner charities

If you have requested a fundraising pack from one of the event's partner charities, this should be with you soon. If you have not received your fundraising pack at least 4 weeks before the event, please contact the partner charity you have selected directly.

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