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Looking forward to the Autumn Harvest Festival? Enter Ely’s Festival of Running while you wait!

There are just two weeks until the Ely Tri Club Runfest on Sunday 25th September, a festival of running created for those who like a choice of distances ranging from 10k to 66k.

Online entries close on the 18th September. We’re offering cash prizes to the first three male and female finishers in all four races available – 10k, HM, Marathon and Ultra - 1st (£50), 2nd (£30), 3rd (£15) plus Trophy.

See entry details, locations, logistics and course information at the Ely Tri Club website or head over to our Facebook page. Alternatively, you can go right ahead and book your place with Total Race Timing here.

Starting and finishing at the iconic 11th century cathedral, the races take in more of the beautiful historic city of Ely before heading into the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Most of the course involves quiet, traffic free paths along the the banks of the rivers Great Ouse and Cam and their adjacent fens (there’s only one short, gentle climb through Cherry Hill Park in the entire race). Those running the marathon and ultra get the added bonus of a trip through the Wicken Fen nature reserve.

This is a low key, friendly event which welcomes adult runners of all ages and abilities. With a few obstacles (steps, stiles, cattle grids etc) along the way, the routes are perhaps better tailored for adventure, fun and stamina rather than PBs. But whatever your pace or goal there’ll be plenty of food/drink stations and enthusiastic marshal support throughout.

It’s a great way to welcome Autumn in style! Book your place here.

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