Join Team Stroke for the 2019 Simplyhealth Great East Run in September. Whether you’re new to running, looking for a challenge, or aiming for a record PB, this could be the event for you. Sign up today for one of our charity places to guarantee your place in this exciting event.

Starting and finishing on Russell Road, runners pass the prestigious Willis building designed by Lord Foster, before heading through the beautiful Holywells Park and travelling down to Ipswich's vibrant waterfront.

The route then passes Felaw Maltings on the way out and back along Wherstead Road, where participants will see Fox's Marina, Suffolk Food Hall and go twice under the iconic Orwell Bridge into Freston.

On returning to the town centre, runners will head towards Ipswich Town FC's Portman Road stadium, passing the statues of two football legends, Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey, before crossing the finish line in the stadium's practice pitch and being welcomed by hundreds of supporters in the stands.

We will be there at the finish line to greet our runners with congratulations, a free masseuse and plenty of tea.

Why join #TeamStroke?

By joining #TeamStroke, you’ll receive all of the following:

  • Stroke Association running top.
  • Dedicated support from our fundraising team.
  • Fundraising pack full of tips and ideas.
  • Regular emails including top training and fundraising tips.
  • Lots of support and cheers on the day.
  • Post-race reception with complimentary refreshments in the charity village.

Charity place

We have a number of charity places available, so grab yours fast! Each charity place has a non-refundable registration fee of £10, and we ask you to raise a minimum of £250. To register, please add the 'Charity place' option to your basket and complete the form at checkout.

Own place

Own place entry is available directly from the Great East Run website for £32. Once you have booked your own place, you can register with us by adding the 'Own place' option to your basket and completing the form. There is no registration fee.

Support we offer

Our fundraising team is here to support and give you advice on fundraising ideas to help boost your target. Once registered, you’ll receive full information from us and the Great East Run, giving you everything you need leading up to the event.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact our events team on 0300 330 0740 or

Book a place


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