ORGANISERS of the Worcester City Run have confirmed the list of road closures ahead of the major event returning to the city’s streets.
The popular event returns on Sunday, September 17 and it’s expected more than 4,000 runners will take part in the half marathon, 10K and junior races.
Road closures along the route will come into force on a rolling basis from 6am on the day, with all roads, except for those at the start and finish area, open again by 12.30pm.
Worcester City Run is organised by the City Council and Events of the North. Both have said they have worked together to arrange a road closure schedule that is designed to minimise disruption in and around the city on race day, while allowing the events to proceed safely and provide easy access to the course for spectators.
Notices have also been delivered to the residents and businesses who will be affected by the road closures.
Race founder and director Steve Cram said: “The Worcester City Run is a major event for the city and provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best of Worcester to runners and spectators alike.
“With the addition of the half marathon, this year’s event is going to be bigger than ever and we’re expecting the people of Worcester to come out in force again to cheer on the runners.
“We have to put in place road closures to ensure that all of the races can run smoothly and safely and we have worked hard with Worcester City Council to develop a schedule that causes as little inconvenience as possible.”
Coun Geoff Williams, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Place & Economic Development sub-committee, added: “We hope that drivers will be patient and understand that events such as the Worcester City Run and the Tour of Britain are very prestigious, and are good for the profile and economy of the city.
“We advise people to plan their routes in advance to avoid the roads which are closed.”
Visit www.worcester.gov.uk/road-closures to view the full list of road closures.