The first Asda Foundation Leicester 10K gets underway at 9am and is expected to bring a major boost for local charities.
The organisers, Run For All, working in partnership with Leicester City Council, are now advising of a number of road and junction closures required to ensure the safety of all those taking part.
Starting and finishing in Abbey Park, the route takes runners across the Grand Union Canal and into the city centre, past the Richard III Visitor Centre, in the shadow of the cathedral, twice over the River Soar and back to the park.
Among the roads affected by closures and access restrictions are Abbey Park Road, Applegate Road, Belgrave Gate, Haymarket, Loughborough Road, Market Place Approach, Thurcaston Road and Vaughan Way.
Full details and timings of all road closures are available at /media/239922/2017-leicester-10k-road-closure-poster-final.pdf
Lynne Preston, Run For All Event Manager, said: “We are very much looking forward to bringing a new run to such a vibrant city as Leicester.
“To ensure the safety of everyone involved, a number of roads will be closed or have access restricted. We will make every effort to reopen the roads as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused.”
The Leicester 10K is the latest addition to the successful Asda Foundation 10K series, which includes runs in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, Nottingham, King’s Lynn, Bury, Sheffield and Hull.
The series forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m for charity by tackling a string of endurance challenges despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Entries are still open for the Leicester 10K at /10k/leicester/