The Ipswich Building Society Twilight 10k race has gone from strength to strength, welcoming more than 6,000 runners since it first started back in 2015. Now in its fifth year, 1,500 running enthusiasts are set to take part in the biggest and most successful Twilight 10k to date.
On Friday 26 July, the races will return with a new format and route, starting and finishing at the iconic Portman Road Football Stadium. The route will take runners through the historic centre of Ipswich and past famous landmarks such as the Grade I listed Willis Building. The race starts at 7pm, giving runners a little under 90 minutes to finish the race before the sun sets. There are prizes up for grabs for the winners, including first, second and third male and female, in addition to prizes for age categories and affiliated teams.
Inspire Suffolk will be returning as the charity partner for the race for the fourth year running and will be on-hand to provide support on the race day, along with some fun activities for all the family. Last year the races attracted 1,700 runners and many thousands more spectators, cementing Twilight as of the most popular events in the Suffolk running calendar.
Onlookers and supporters will be able to enjoy live music and hot food and snacks will be on sale at the race area at Portman Road. Road closures will be in place throughout the town centre for the duration of the race – diversionary routes for drivers will be clearly signposted.
Whether or not you have friends or family taking part in the race, we hope you'll be able to join us and cheer on our runners!
More info on the races can be found on the official Twilight website.