City of Lincoln 10K road closures run down

Thousands of runners of all ages are preparing to take to the streets of Lincoln over the weekend starting Saturday March 21st for the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K and its mini and junior runs.

Thousands of runners of all ages are preparing to take to the streets of Lincoln over the weekend starting Saturday March 21st for the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K and its mini and junior runs.

It will be the 19th running of the popular event which, for the first time in its history, is being organised by Run For All in partnership with the City of Lincoln Council and will raise tens of thousands of pounds for a host of good causes.

The fun gets underway at 9.15am on March 21st when youngsters aged between nine and 14 cross the line for the start of the Arena Group Mini and Junior runs. The 10K starts at 11am the following day.

We are now informing runners, spectators, residents and visitors that a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted during the event to ensure the safety of all those taking part.

Roads affected on Saturday include Breadon Drive, Burton Road, Yarborough Crescent, Riseholme Road and Queen Elizabeth Road. The first closures will run from 8.30am and all are scheduled to be lifted by noon.

On Sunday the 10K starts in Riseholme Road and finishes near Lincoln Cathedral. The route takes the field along Longdales Road, Nettleham Road, Church Lane, Newport, B1273, Burton Road and Queen Elizabeth Road. They are among 17 roads that will be closed for the race. Some will be affected by parking restrictions and/or no waiting cones between 6pm on Friday March 20th and 4pm Sunday March 22nd.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All event lead, said: “We are really looking forward our first Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K and are working hard to put on a run that everyone will enjoy. 

“Of course, as with any event of this magnitude some road closures will necessary to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators. Unfortunately 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.”

Runners in the 10K can choose to run for fun or to raise funds for any cause of their choice. They are particularly encouraged to support one of the event’s official partner charities: LIVES, Macmillan Cancer Support, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, Framework, Cerebral Palsy Sport, the brains trust, the Mayor of Lincoln’s Charity and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

The official partner charity of the Arena Group Mini and Junior run is St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice, with all young runners encouraged to raise a small amount in sponsorship to support its Lincolnshire centre.

For full details of the road closures and other traffic restrictions click here

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