Motorists are being given advance warning of a number of road closures ahead of this year’s Great Eastern Run in Peterborough.
Both the half marathon and the Anna’s Hope fun run will start and finish on The Embankment. The 5km fun run starts at 10am on Sunday October 11 and the half marathon follows at 10.30am.
Entries to both races close at midnight on Monday October 5 and organisers already anticipate a record number of entries for the half marathon with the potential for more than 5,000 runners at the starting line. There are no entries available on the day.
To ensure the race goes as smoothly as possible the council will be closing several roads on the 13.1 mile route.
The following roads will be closed between 9.30am and 10.45am: Rivergate, Bourges Boulevard (southbound) from the Queensgate roundabout, Priestgate, Cathedral Square, Long Causeway and Broadway.
In general, all other roads along the route will be closed from 9.30am until 2pm. However, as the last runner passes each mile point, that road junction will reopen.
Annette Joyce, service director for city services and communications at Peterborough City Council, which organises the race, told Connect FM: “The race is one of the biggest events on our annual calendar and we expect many residents to line the streets of Peterborough to cheer on the thousands of runners.
“However, we also want to minimise the impact on other residents and visitors who don’t want to be involved by ensuring they know in advance about the necessary road closures we need to put in place.”