On the 12th of this month an estimated 9,000 runners will take to the streets of York as part of the Yorkshire Marathon and the Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile race. A number of road closures for the event have been announced. Closures are described as necessary, and will be re-opened as soon as possible.
The marathon, along with the 10 mile race, will start and end at the University and proceed through the centre of York towards the North-East of the city. On Saturday, the day before the event, University Road will be closed between Innovation Way and Green Dykes Lane. It will remain closed until 9pm the following evening.
On Sunday, Walmgate, Hope Street, Leadmill Lane, Piccadilly, Parliament Street, Blake Street, Duncombe Place, Deangate, Goodramgate, Monkgate, Heworth Green, Stockton Lane, The Village, Common Lane, Northgate Lane, Holtby Lane, Murton Way, Bad Bargain Lane and Osbaldwick Lane will all close from 6am. This will also mean that a number of bus routes will be unable to run.
Event director Charlie Tatman said,
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 will be lifted as soon as possible.
The roads will be re-opened on a one-by-one basis as soon as the organisers decide it is safe to do so.
The Yorkshire Marathon, which will run alongside the first ever Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile race, grows in popularity each year. The two events are organised to raise money for a number of charitable causes within the local area. This year, the event will be held in memory of the late charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson. Participants can also support any charity of their choice.
To to find out more, visit theyorkshiremarathon.com