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Everything you need to know about the 10k Twilight run

PUBLISHED: 14:18 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:55 03 August 2018

The Ipswich Twilight road race will take place tomorrow. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The Ipswich Twilight road race will take place tomorrow. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

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Over a thousand people are set to run through the streets of Ipswich tomorrow as the Twilight 10k run returns. Here are the key details of road closures, timings and things to remember.

Road closures

There will be 38 road closures for tomorrow’s run - the closures will start from 7pm and last until 9pm. The chart below displays which roads will be closed so you can plan your journey around this if you are travelling through and around the town centre.

Crowds gather to watch the Ipswich Twilight Race Picture: LUCY TAYLORCrowds gather to watch the Ipswich Twilight Race Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Start and finish

There will be approximately 1,500 runners taking part in the race. The start and finish line are both on Rope Walk outside Suffolk New College. The race will begin at 7.30pm and all participants will start at the same time. The aim is to complete the race before sunset which should be around 8.30pm. The time limit for this event is one and a half hours - after this time roads will be opened and the route may no longer be marshalled. If you need a place to warm up, Alexandra Park is situated behind the college near the holding area.

Changes

The main change to this year’s race compared to last year is that tomorrow will just be one 10k race whereas last year a 5k was also held on the same day. The reason behind the change was so the race could start later in the evening and not during a peak time when people are trying to get home from work. It is hoped by 7pm the traffic would have eased and the race wont affect as many people. The 5k race took place in May and attracted hundreds of runners and elite athletes.

The 10k running route Picture: TWILIGHT/IPSWICH BUILDING SOCIETYThe 10k running route Picture: TWILIGHT/IPSWICH BUILDING SOCIETY

Prizes

Each runner will receive a medal, a bottle of water and a goody bag when they have completed the race. The first three men and first three women will also get a trophy and money. The first place winners will receive £50, second place £30 and third £20. There will be a prize presentation outside the atrium of Suffolk New College at approximately 8.45pm.

Ipswich Twilight 10k race routes around the town centre. Picture: LUCY TAYLORIpswich Twilight 10k race routes around the town centre. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Number collection

All runners participating will have had their numbers sent to them in the post it is essential that these are worn and are visible through out the race.

Runners in the 10k Twilight Run leave the start.   Picture: STEVE WALLER     www.stephenwaller.comRunners in the 10k Twilight Run leave the start. Picture: STEVE WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Best place to stand to watch

If you are wanting to watch the run the best places to stand are near the start line, outside Vodka Revs and at the Cornhill.

Ipswich Twilight Race 10k runners from last year   Picture: LUCY TAYLORIpswich Twilight Race 10k runners from last year Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Car parks

There is parking available in the University College Suffolk car park on Long Street, Ipswich, IP3 8AH. Due to the limited spaces it is important that you park considerately and follow and instructions given. Athena Hall car park is situated beneath the student halls of residence on Duke Street and can be accessed via Wykes Bishops Street. The postcode to park there is IP3 0DT. Alternatively there is an open air RCP car park at Duke Orwell Quay, Duke Street IP3 0AQ. Local participants are encouraged to share lifts, use public transport, travel by bike, or be dropped off and avoid bringing a car. Cycle racks are available at Suffolk New College but are used at your own risk and the event organisers do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage.

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