Hundreds set to line up for popular event as East Coast Run returns

Great Yarmouth East Coast Run 2016Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016

Great Yarmouth East Coast Run 2016Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Record numbers of runners look set to hit the startline as a popular race returns to the east coast.

Great Yarmouth East Coast Run 2016Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016

Great Yarmouth East Coast Run 2016Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The East Coast Run 2018 returns to Great Yarmouth today (Sunday, October 14) with organisers expecting hundreds of people to flock to town.

It comes after a record number of advanced entries – 1,000 – have been received by the race organisers Great Yarmouth Borough Council, in association with the Great Yarmouth Road Runners, compared to 800 last year.

A council spokesman said: 'The race has grown in stature year-on-year.'

Open to all people aged 16 and over, the race circuit, which is all on-road, starts and ends at St George's Park, and includes historic and tourist landmarks around the town and seafront. The race headquarters will be at St George's Theatre and spectators are encouraged to come along and support the runners.

The course consists of multiple laps along the fast and flat pavements and promenade of Great Yarmouth.

The run starts at 10.30am with all participants receiving a race momento, and there are also age category prizes plus prizes for the leading runners.