This year’s Bespak Grand East Anglia Run and Mini GEAR Fun Run, will be streamed live over the internet on Sunday, 1 May 2016.
The live stream camera will be positioned at the Start/Finish line on the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn. It will capture the action as it happens for both races. The live stream will be broadcast from the homepage of the Grand East Anglia Run, at www.grandeastangliarun.co.uk/.
The first broadcast will be from 09:55 to 10:15 covering the Mini GEAR Fun Run. The GEAR 10k race coverage will start from 10:40am. Over 3,500 runners are expected to cross the start line during the two races.
And for the very first time the 8 bells of the newly-refurbished St Nicholas Chapel will be rung at the start of the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run providing a festive beat to urge runners on.
One of the bellringers, Jon Benstead, explained: “For many centuries bells have been a means of communication, telling all within their hearing messages of merriment, sadness and caution. They are used to mark special occasions – weddings, coronations and funerals. In the 19th century bells were rung to celebrate the safe return of the whaling fleet.”
The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run takes place on Sunday, 1 May 2016, with the main 10k race starting at 10.45am in the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn, and the mini GEAR fun run starting at 10am. The fast, flat course takes runners on a loop through the town centre, through The Walks and along the waterfront, showcasing some of the town’s key heritage and retail areas.
Entries for this year’s event have broken all records and the Mini GEAR and GEAR are both closed.