Record-breaking GEAR kicks off at 10am

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The Grand East Anglia Run 2013 ENGANL00120130505154627

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The Grand East Anglia Run — this year featuring a record number of entries — kicks off at 10am in King’s Lynn.

More than 3,500 runners are expected to fill the streets of Lynn as they take part in the 11th Bespak GEAR, which will begin with the ringing of the eight bells of the newly-refurbished St Nicholas Chapel.

There are a number of great viewing points throughout the course, including London Road, the Custom House, South Lynn, The Walks or the town centre.

The mini GEAR fun run starts at 10am, with the main race starting at 10.45am.

The Bespak GEAR is a UKA and BARR Gold-Graded event.

The course is suitable for runners of all abilities, including wheelchair athletes. There are generous cash prizes for category winners and everyone taking part will receive a quality medal and goody bag.

To accommodate Sunday’s big GEAR race, there will be a number of road closures in and around Lynn town centre.

King Street, Queen Street, Church Street, Stonegate Street, Millfleet and the quayside will be closed from 9.30am until 12.45pm, while London Road and Wisbech Road (coming into town) will be closed from 10.15am until 12.45pm.

The Tuesday Market Place will be closed from 8am until 2pm.

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