Run Norwich 2024 will, for the first time, include a Junior Run.

The Norwich City Community Sports Foundation announced the 'exciting' one-mile addition to the annual event to encourage the next generation of runners.

Set for September 8, the event is expected to sell out in record time.

Emma Fletcher-Dungay, head of fundraising at the Community Sports Foundation, said: “We’re extremely excited about the new junior iteration of Run Norwich.

"With the race being increasingly popular year after year, we felt there was no better time to explore an expansion and allow younger, budding runners to take part in one of the UK’s best races.

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“To allow for the Junior Run to take place, we have pushed the main race start time back by ten minutes, to now commence at 9:40am.

“We are so proud of how Run Norwich has grown over the years, and we could not be more thrilled to be making this exciting addition.”

The Junior Run is for those aged eight-15, with Under-10s needing to be accompanied by an adult.

All road closures will remain unaltered with the Junior Run taking place within the main Run Norwich route.

The race will open entries on February 28 and 29, with the Junior Run intake following shortly after.