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Farmers’ market announced for home stretch of this year’s Great East Run

PUBLISHED: 21:08 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 21:08 13 August 2018

A farmers market is coming to the Great East Run for the first time Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

A farmers market is coming to the Great East Run for the first time Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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This year’s Simplyheath Great East Run is set to include a farmers’ market for the very first time.

Suffolk Market Events have announced a new partnership with the sold-out half marathon event and are planning bring a range of traders to the event’s finish when it returns on Sunday, September 16.

A secondary event village is being set up on Alderman Road recreation ground, next to Sir Alf Ramsey Way, which is part of the final 200m rush to the finishing line.

Angie Bentley, from Suffolk Market Events, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring a range of fantastic traders to the Simplyhealth Great East Run to provide hungry participants and supporters with some of the region’s best locally produced food and drink.

“We also have a long-standing partnership with the Great East Swim and we are now delighted to be able to give this tasty offering to the thousands of people in Ipswich on event day.

“Everything that is sold has been produced solely by the person who is selling and nothing will have travelled further than 35 miles to be at the event.

“We always showcase the highest quality of locally sourced food and we plan to make it available all day so that the last runner across the finish line gets the same choice as the first one.”

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