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Extra places available for Great East Run in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 05:48 18 August 2018 | UPDATED: 05:48 18 August 2018

From left to right: Harvey Harris (Suffolk Artlink student), Patrick Parker (Suffolk Artlink student), Cllr Michael Ladd (Chairman of Suffolk County Council), Wendy Rees (Suffolk Artlink Student), Charlie Meyer (Suffolk Artlink Project Officer) Picture: SUFFOLK ART LINK

From left to right: Harvey Harris (Suffolk Artlink student), Patrick Parker (Suffolk Artlink student), Cllr Michael Ladd (Chairman of Suffolk County Council), Wendy Rees (Suffolk Artlink Student), Charlie Meyer (Suffolk Artlink Project Officer) Picture: SUFFOLK ART LINK

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The search is on for 10 athletes who will take part in a half-marathon to help raise vital funds for an arts charity.

Suffolk Artlink, which encourages people to use the arts to help transform their lives, has been given 10 free places in this year’s Simplyhealth Great East Run in Ipswich.

Those who enter will join 3,500 participants on September 16, who will line up in Russell Road for the 13.1-mile course, taking them through Ipswich town centre, the waterfront, and the Shotley Peninsula.

More than £1million was raised for good causes by runners who took part in the event last year.

The extra places for Suffolk Artlink come after an additional 500 spots were created for the event, which sold out five months ahead of the starting gun being fired.

Alex Casey, Suffolk Artlink co-director, said: “By taking on the Great East Run in support of Suffolk Artlink you will be helping to bring skills, support networks, confidence and joy to your communities.”

Those who would like to take part should apply at www.suffolkartlink.org.uk/greateastrun by Friday, August 24.

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