Half Marathon
Sun 13 Oct 2024 Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK

AEPG Great Eastern Run | Half Marathon

Thousands of runners of all abilities and ages will be welcomed back to the streets of Peterborough City Centre, for the return of the Great Eastern Run this year!

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  • Sun 13 Oct 2024
The Embankment, Peterborough

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running + 65 m ascent


The Great Eastern Run is a major event in the UK running calendar. 

Thousands of runners of all abilities and ages will be welcomed back to the streets of Peterborough City Centre for the return of the AEPG Great Eastern Run – which will host a Half Marathon and the 5K Fun Run and aims to raise many thousands of pounds for good causes.


With a start and finish at the Embankment, the event boasts a super flat and fast route around the streets of Peterborough City Centre.


  • Essential autumn half marathon
  • Flat and fast road route on closed roads
  • Now featuring the cathedral grounds
  • Runners return year after year
  • For all abilities with generous cut-offs
  • Immense crowd support
  • Free training sessions and training plan
  • Heaps of runners' perks on the day
  • Medal, iTab, T-shirt, goody bag and more

This event is part of AEPG Great Eastern Run.

Event video

  • Average fitness
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users


  • 07:30 | Registration opens
  • 07:30 | Event Village opens
  • 09:00 | 5K Fun Run starts
  • 10:30 | Half Marathon starts

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

The Embankment

Paid parking

Ample parking is available around Peterborough City Centre.

  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • No headphones
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers


This year's Great Eastern Run route has been improved following feedback from runners and key organising partners. This route gives spectators better views as well as runners a chance to improve on their previous personal best times and ensures that 100% of the route is based on roads / tarmac.

The route takes runners through a section of the city centre, one of the unique aspects of the course, along with passing through the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral, featuring in the race route for the first time ever in 2023.




Elevation profile

Total climb = 65 metres. That's an average of 3 metres per km.

elevation profile


Race pacing from 1:30 to 2:45.

The awesome team of pacers are available within the event to pace you to your desired time, and hopefully your new PB! The Pacers team is made up entirely of local runners - and will be available to pace for these times:

1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:45.


Water stations

There are 5 water stations on course.

Cut off

3 hours 30 minutes.

Please note there is a cut off to ensure all roads can reopen on time.


In ear headphones are banned, but UKA approved bone conducting headphones are acceptable. Anyone seen to be wearing in ear headphones will unfortunately be disqualified as per UKA rules.


  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

  • Cash prizes
  • Certificate
  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • iTAB
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Physio
  • Pre-event training sessions
  • Race photo
  • Training plan
  • Trophy


  • Awesome medal
  • Chip timing
  • Pre-race warm-up
  • Race pacing
  • Medical support
  • Awesome Event Village
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Free training sessions
  • Free training plan


Trophies are awarded to the top three male and female runners, and category winners.

Optional extras

  • Option to purchase T Shirt
  • iTabs
  • Massage from TMACLife

Training runs

Get Fit for Great Eastern training evenings will be returning this year!

The training runs will be held every other Wednesday, beginning in Mid July - starting at Bushfield Sports Centre, 10 Bushfield, Peterborough PE2 5RQ. 

You will need to arrive by 7.00pm and the runs will start with a short briefing - and suitable for all runners, to get you fit for this year’s Great Eastern Run.

There is no need to register ahead of arrival, you simply need to arrive, ready to run!


In association with Keith Gerrard is a training plan for you to use to get you race day ready.


Photos and video will be taken on the day, and details shared with runners in the post race email and on social media.

  • Age 17 & over
  • 8000 places
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries closed
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
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Elite entries

There are elite spaces available for:

  • Men who have a recent sub 70 minutes Half Marathon time
  • Women who have a recent sub 80 minutes Half Marathon time

Entry fees

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


My first time at this event. Had the best day - will be coming back next year. Eve N

The course is flat and fast so ideal for first timers or anyone looking for a PB. This years race was very well organised with a prompt start, marshals were helpful and supportive on the way round. Lucy B

Brilliant event, thank you so much! We loved the route through the cathedral grounds with all the extra support it gave us too, well done, and thank you. Caroline C

Nothing other than perfection!! Best race ever! Amazingly organised! I can’t wait for next year! Bethany W

Awesome event, so well organised and friendly. Robbie B

Being able to run through the Cathedral grounds was a great addition. The volunteers that help did such a beautiful job. Thank you to everyone involved as if it weren’t for you all I wouldn’t be able to run around the city that means so much to me. Great job everyone. Karl H

Always a great day and this year proved even better than ever! Really great atmosphere, great course and brilliantly organized! Makes every runner want to come back again and again! Already looking forward to next year. Chris M

Great event. Good road course. Fantastic medal. Clare M

A superb day. Lots of local car parks and great travel links with the Peterborough train station a 10 minute walk to start line. The start areas are well organised with a team of pacers , the course is flat and fast. Great provision of toilets on the route with the water stations, rare for a half marathon to have such good on-course provision. The support in Peterborough is electrifying, this is a much loved event and people come out to support runners. The route saw the addition of the Cathedral which adds a really unique aspect to the course. A very decent medal and goodie bag. The route allows for a chance of a PB, I will be back next year. A superb half marathon and an essential addition for your autumn running calendar. Secret R

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