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Runners aiming for seal of success

PUBLISHED: 15:36 20 October 2008 | UPDATED: 12:02 03 July 2010

CELEBRATIONS of the King John Charter aren't all about feasting and the challenge has been put down to take part in the East Coast 10km Run.

Jointly organised by Great Yarmouth Road Runner's and the borough council, the run, on Sunday, will award participants who finish the course with a special commemorative medal.

CELEBRATIONS of the King John Charter aren't all about feasting and the challenge has been put down to take part in the East Coast 10km Run.

Jointly organised by Great Yarmouth Road Runner's and the borough council, the run, on Sunday, will award participants who finish the course with a special commemorative medal.

Runners from around the country, including two elite Kenyan athletes, will be challenging previous race records. The course starts and finishes in the Market Place and takes in the Golden Mile and the Quayside.

Cash prizes of £250 will be awarded to the first man and woman to cross the line, plus prizes for winners of six age categories.

Every successful contestant will get a specially commissioned event medal based on the King John Charter seal designed by Ernie Childs of Great Yarmouth Potteries.

It costs £8 for UKA club members to enter and £10 for all other runners.

“The event has had enormous support with Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS its main sponsor, and local youth group, Winterton Sea Cadets acting as marshals on the day,” said the council's culture, sport and leisure Manager Marie Hartley.

“A live band in the Market Place from 11am will help to set the tone for the Out There International Arts Festival which starts four days later. Come and get involved either by racing, or cheering the runners on and then enjoying the entertainment afterwards.”

Race start-time is 10.30am on Sunday. For information about the event and entry forms go to www.gyrr.co.uk or www.great-yarmouth.co.uk, or call 01493 302179.

Other groups supporting the event, are Great Yarmouth Town Centre, Cultural and Sports Partnerships and Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust.

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