Lowestoft half marathon to return - Find out how you can get involved

The Lowestoft Half Marathon gets under way in 2018. Photo: Mick Howes.

The Lowestoft Half Marathon gets under way in 2018. Photo: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of runners will be taking to the start line as a popular annual event returns.

Action from the Lowestoft Half Marathon 2018. Photo: Mick Howes.

Action from the Lowestoft Half Marathon 2018. Photo: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

The Nicholsons Solicitors Lowestoft half marathon - fast becoming a favourite in the running calendar - is back for its fourth year.

The UK's most easterly half marathon will once again raise money for the regional children's charity Break as it is held on Sunday, October 6.

Becky Lawler, Nicholsons Solicitors Lowestoft half marathon race director, said: "It is so rewarding seeing what this race has become and how much money we have been able to raise, not just for Break but for other charities too.

"Even if running isn't for you, I would like to encourage everyone to support this fantastic local event and come down on the day for some 'feel-good' supporting and cheering".

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With the race headquarters at Britain's most easterly point - Ness Point - runners race along a two-lap course, which begins and ends at the bottom of the Lowestoft sea wall,

Runners will head north towards the turning point at the Corton Inn pub before returning to the start/finish line.

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Road closures will be in place along the 13.1-mile route, with Gunton Cliff, Lyndhurst Road, Corton Road and Links Road set to all be closed for the duration of the race.

Applications are open for this year's race, which is kindly supported once more by Lowestoft Road Runners.

But those interested in taking part are being urged to sign up quickly as hundreds of runners have already committed to taking part.

Thanks to the hard work of the Nicholsons Solicitors team and all the sponsored runners who took part in previous years, the event has raised an amazing £13,000.

With registration from 8.30am on the day of the race, it starts at 10am.

This year there will also be 50 free places available for runners committing to fundraise for Break - which has been changing young lives across East Anglia for 50 years supporting children and young people in care, young care leavers, children and young people with disabilities and families experiencing crisis.

To enter this year's race visit www.break-charity.org/support-us/events/lowestoft-half-marathon/

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