Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon
Sun 22 Sep 2024 Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon

Starting and finishing at Portman Road Stadium, home to Ipswich Town FC, runners will cross the finish line to a roaring crowd of admirers!

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  • Sun 22 Sep 2024
Portman Road Stadium, Ipswich

Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


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 our first event 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!


  • Back for a second successful year
  • Start and finish at Portman Road Stadium
  • Run by Ipswich Waterfront
  • COOPAH training plan included
  • All abilities encouraged to take part
  • Round off summer with a half marathon

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event

The event hub will be buzzing with lots of post-race facilities, including the Event Village where you can learn all about the vital work done by the event's partner charities.

  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Paid parking
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Portman Road Stadium
Ipswich Town Football Club
Portman Road

The area's variety of bars, cafes and restaurants make it a great place to celebrate your achievement with family and friends.


There are several paid car parks in and around the town centre.

By rail

Ipswich Train Station is approx. 5 to 10 minutes walk to the start line.

By bike

The are a number of bike racks around the town including one on Buttermarket which is 1 mile away from the start line.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers


Starting and finishing from Ipswich Football Club and out towards the waterfront.

Elevation profile

elevation profile


A team of pacers will be present on the day. Times to be announced.


You are welcome to use any headphones however bone-conducting headphones (open-ear) are recommended for this event.

Cut off time

3 hours 30 minutes.

Water stations

There will be four water stations on the course.


  • Public transport links

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • COOPAH Training Plan
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience

Optional extra

  • Quality tech T-shirt

Training plan

training plan
Your entry includes a Coopah training plan which guarantees you a race PB!

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
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Entry fees

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Great to have the event back, as always super encouraging marshals all the way round. Start and finish at the home of East Anglian football, Ipswich town football club's Portman Road. Adrian K

Nice course even with the two large hills! Well run with good marshalling and pace keepers etc. JH

Really good course, despite the hill about mile 8. Stunning views over river Orwell Brilliant support along the way. Plenty of water stations with option of electrolytes and gels. Would recommend the event as really well organised. Plus managed to bag a PB! Clare H

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