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9 March 2022

KVY shows support as iconic event returns

The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon will start and finish at Portman Road this year.

The event, which has returned thanks to a partnership agreed between Run For All, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council, will take place on Sunday, 11 September.

As well as beginning and ending at the Blues' iconic home, the route will also take in some of the town's much-loved areas including the waterfront and Orwell Bridge, as well as stunning views of the Suffolk countryside.

Not only is the event making a return, but Run For All has confirmed that Larking Gowen, one of the county's largest accounting and business advisory firms, will be taking on title sponsorship for the next three years.

Run For All, which is a not-for-profit company that is part of the lasting legacy of the late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE, will also be working with key strategic partners; the Football Club and Ipswich Jaffa Running Club. 

It will be 39 years since the inaugural Ipswich Half Marathon which saw 501 finishers cross the line. In 2022 it is hoped that thousands will return to the streets and enjoy the scenic route.

As part of the announcement that the event would be returning, Town full-back Kane Vincent-Young came to Portman Road to meet some of the people organising the event.

"It's a great initiative," KVY told the Club website.

"I know the last time we had this event it was pre-pandemic, so it's something for everyone to look forward to.

"It's great to see so much passion ahead of the event's return. If I had a bit of advice for getting out and running I would say listen to music. It can really help you carry on. Consistency is also key - once you get started you won't want to stop!"

The Club is proud to be showing its support for the Larking Gowen Half Marathon, and we wish all those that decide to enter the very best of luck with their preparation and on the day of the event.


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