Marathon set to close roads at the weekend

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Organisers of this year’s Yorkshire Marathon are reminding people there will be a number of road closures in York this weekend.

The event starts and finishes at the University of York’s Heslington campus and travels through the historic city centre and takes runners north eastwards out of the city. To allow organisers to begin setting up, University Road, in York, will be closed between Innovation Way and Green Dykes Lane on Saturday and from noon to 9pm on Sunday.

Elsewhere, closures on the Sunday will begin from 6am and will affect roads around the 26.2-mile course. Roads will reopen on a rolling basis.

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The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is expected to be one of the biggest charity fundraisers in the county this year. The Yorkshire Post is a media partner.