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Runners challenged to beat the sunset


Runners challenged to beat the sunset

New Ipswich Building Society sponsored 'Twilight' run


Ipswich Building Society has announced its sponsorship of the 'Twilight' road race in partnership with the Ipswich JAFFA Running Club and Ipswich Borough Council. The Twilight event is a first for Ipswich, with runners taking to the streets on the evening of 14th August 2015 and aiming to beat the sunset.

Twilight consists of two races on a flat, town centre course. A 5k race is aimed at runners who can complete the course within 20 minutes (men) and 22 minutes (women), with cash prizes for top athletes. In addition a 10k course will be open to all.

Ipswich JAFFA Running Club has a reputation for putting on some of the best running events in the east of England including the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon and the ever popular Ekiden Relay. This event promises to be another 'must run' race for all participants whether they're a seasoned road runner or a complete beginner. The event has been timed to coincide with the Ipswich Maritime Festival weekend.

Races will start and finish outside Suffolk New College on Rope Walk, with participants taking in many of Ipswich's iconic buildings such as the Willis building, Cornhill, Ancient House and Giles Circus to name but a few.

Race Director, Carl Ashton of Ipswich JAFFA Running Club, commented:

"We expect the races to be extremely popular and are grateful to Ipswich Building Society for their help in getting the event up and running. The combination of elite race and mass participation run will make the event accessible to everyone."

Paul Winter, Chief Executive, Ipswich Building Society, commented:

"As a keen runner myself I'm proud and excited that we at Ipswich Building Society are sponsoring Ipswich's new 'Twilight' Run. I'll be entering the 10k trying to beat the sunset, and look forward to taking in the familiar sights along the way."

For further details and to subscribe for information visit the Ipswich Jaffa Running Club website at

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