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Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon set to return in 2023

We are pleased to announce we will be continuing our sponsorship of the Ipswich Half Marathon for the next two years.

Organised by not-for-profit events company, Run For All, next year’s race will take place on Sunday 17 September, 2023. The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon is expected to raise thousands of pounds for a number of local and national charities.

Next year’s race will see the town’s 40th staging of the event. Starting out with just over 500 participants at its inaugural race, it’s hoped thousands more will sign up for the event’s 40th milestone year.

Starting outside Portman Road Stadium, the route will take runners down Duke Street, through Ipswich Waterfront and along Cliff Lane. Continuing around River Orwell, runners will then head to Wherstead Road before returning to the grounds of Ipswich Town Football Club for the big finish.

Despite the poor weather conditions, thousands of runners braved the rain to take part in this year’s event. Some came for a personal challenge, a few hoped to win and others simply aimed to get around the course, but all helped make the 2022 Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon a brilliant success.

Larking Gowen Partner, Ian Fitch, said: “We're delighted to sponsor the Ipswich Half Marathon and are already looking forward to 17 September 2023.

"We want to build on a successful 2022 event, and attract even more participants, who in turn, do a tremendous job in raising money for great causes, both local and national.

"We'll work with Run for All to make the half marathon the run everyone wants to take part in – it’s a great course, show casing Ipswich and Suffolk. As well as the health and wellbeing benefits of running, and giving people a platform to raise money for charity – it's nice to be a part of making Ipswich a destination and attracting visitors to the area. We're really pleased to be involved in such a fantastic event.”

Mike Tomlinson, CEO at Run For All, said: “We are delighted to be once again partnering with Larking Gowen for the Ipswich Half Marathon. The event is so well received within the local community of Ipswich, so I have no doubt that this will be another rewarding and enjoyable event for all those involved.”

Entries for the 2023 race are now open. To sign up and check out the route, go to



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