As 9,000 runners descend on York for this Sunday’s Yorkshire Marathon and Yorkshire 10 Mile, rolling road closures will be in place.
The organisers have worked with City of York Council, Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and East Riding Council on a number of road closures and restrictions.
The marathon starts and finishes at the University of York’s Heslington campus. Its route travels through the historic city centre and takes runners north eastwards out of the city.
Runners will travel through, or close by, Stockton on the Forest, Grange Wood, Upper Helmsley, Stamford Bridge, Gate Helmsley, Turkers Wood, Murton, Osbaldwick and back towards Heslington.
University Road, in York, will be closed between Innovation Way and Green Dykes Lane on Saturday from noon. It will re-open at 9pm on Sunday October 11.
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.
City centre roads affected by the closures include: Walmgate, Hope Street, Leadmill Lane, Piccadilly, Parliament Street, Blake Street, Duncombe Place, Deangate, Goodramgate and Monkgate. Further afield, Heworth Green A1036, Stockton Lane, The Village, Common Lane, Northgate Lane, Holtby Lane, Murton Way, Bad Bargain Lane and Osbaldwick Lane will be among those affected.
The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon event director Charlie Tatman said: “Unfortunately with an event of this size a certain amount of disruption is inevitable and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. All closures, which are necessary for the safety of all those involved, will be lifted as soon as possible.”
Online booking for the marathon’s travel services is now closed, but a limited number of tickets for Park and Run services will be available on the day from Elvington Airfield.
A spectator bus service, running from the Event Village at the Heslington Campus to spectator areas at Stamford Bridge and Dunnington will be available.
More details online at www.theyorkshiremarathon.com
9.10am – Mass warm up for all in University Road.
9.25am – Marathon Wheelchair race starts
9.30am – Marathon starts on University Road
10.13am – 10 Mile Wheelchair race starts
10.15am – Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile starts
11.05 – Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile winner expected
11.40 – 11.50am – Marathon winner expected