A number of roads in Leeds will be closed or have restricted over the weekend of July 9th and 10th as the city plays host to two top charity road runs.
Hundreds of children will line up for the Arena Group Mini and Junior Run at Leeds Dock on Saturday July 9th, many of them raising money for JDRF, a charity which funds type 1 diabetes research.
The event starts at 10am, and road closures will be in place around the Dock area from around 9.30am to 11.30am. Roads that will be closed are Armouries Drive, Clarence Road, Sayner Lane, Carlisle Road, Chadwick Street South and Chadwick Street. Parking will be suspended from Friday 8th July at 6pm to Saturday 9th July until 11.30am on Armouries Drive, Clarence Road and Sayner Lane.
It’s the turn of the adults on Sunday July 10th when thousands of runners will hit the streets for the 10th running of the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K, which starts at 9.30am.
Closures in the city centre will begin from 4am. A number of other roads around the 10km route will also be affected or have access restricted. The roads will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
Roads affected by the closures include: Abbey Road, Great George Street, Calverley Street, Cookridge Street, Vicar Lane, Call Lane, Wellington Street, Kirkstall Road, West Street and The Headrow.
Starting at the top of the Vicar Lane – opposite the Grand Arcade, the route takes competitors towards Call Lane and Sovereign Street, along Wellington Street and out along Kirkstall Road. Runners will turn and return into town back along Kirkstall Road and continue into the city to finish outside Leeds Town Hall on The Headrow.
Both events are organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All and are part of the legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE.
Charlie Tatman, Run For All event manager, said: “We would like to apologise in advance to anyone inconvenienced by road closures associated with the events. We do try very hard to keep any closures to a minimum but some are necessary for the safety of the participants and spectators.”
People taking part in the event are encouraged to support one of the official partner charities or select to fundraise for a cause of their own choice.
In 2016, the official partner charities are Jane Tomlinson Appeal, The Haven, Macmillan Cancer Support, Martin House Children’s Hospice, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, St George’s Crypt, Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal, Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS), Mencap Leeds and Sue Ryder.
For a full list of road closures go to /media/153537/leeds-10k-road-closure-poster-v3.pdf