Motorists, residents, businesses and visitors are being warned of road closures ahead of the popular annual Hull 10K.
The Hull 10K – which is expected to generate a huge cash boost for local good causes – takes place on Sunday 18th June and will see thousands of runners hit the streets of the UK’s City of Culture.
The race organiser, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, is now advising that a number of roads will be closed or have access restricted to ensure the safe running of the event, which starts at 9.30am.
Now in its eighth year, the Hull 10K takes place on a scenic course through the heart of the historic city centre. Starting outside the Guidhall on Alfred Gelder Street, the route takes runners along Citadel Way, South Bridge Road, skirting Victoria Park, then on to
The Deep and the Marina, then back into Whitefriargate, past the City Hall and back to Alfred Gelder Street.
In order to ensure the event is safe for participants and spectators, some road closures will be necessary. To allow the installation of infrastructure for the event, Guildhall Road will close from 4am on Saturday 17th June. Elsewhere Alfred Gelder Street will close from 4am on Sunday 18th June, along with Bowl Alley Lane, Hanover Square, Lowgate, Manor Street, Quay Street, Queen’s Dock Avenue, Vernon Street and Wilberforce Drive. Roads affected from 8.30am include Carr Lane, Market Place, Paragon Street and Princes Dock Street.
Some parking restrictions will also be in place. Road closures will be lifted as soon as it is possible to do so, with most roads being reopened by 12noon, safety permitting.
A full list of road closures can be found here.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Course Director at Run For All, said: “The eighth running of this popular event promises to be another brilliant occasion in this very special year for Hull.
“Unfortunately, some roads will have to be closed for the safety of those taking part. We will work very hard to keep any inconvenience to a minimum and roads will be open as soon as it is safe to do so. We do apologise for any disruption caused and thank people in advance for their patience.”
Many people will be running for a good cause of their own choice or for one of the event’s partner charities which this year are: Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Hull and East Riding (HER) Breast Friends, Candlelighters, Dove House Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Special Stars Foundation, Jerry Green Dogs Rescue, Child Dynamix and Hull Homeless Community Project.
A limited number of places remain in the Hull 10K. For more details click here.