The countdown is on to one of the North West’s most popular charity road runs which will bring thousands of runners and spectators on to the streets of Burnley.
The Asda Foundation Burnley 10K on Sunday 4th June is expected to generate a large cash boost for a variety of local good causes.
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 fifth year, a new route was introduced last year. Runners have a flat and fast start and will run along the bottom of Towneley Park’s Events Triangle before heading along Hall Road and turning right after the Stables Café. They will then follow the tree-lined causeway out of the park for a long downhill section along Todmorden Road.
The route crosses Harry Potts Way at Turf Moor, and follows Belvedere Road to the fire station before turning left into Thompson Park. Runners leave Thompson Park at Queen Victoria Road then head up Queens Park Road, taking in further parkland then down Ormerod Road to meet Belvedere Road again and the return to Towneley Park.
Among the roads affected by closures are The Avenue, The Causeway, Hall Road, Jubilee Park Way, Park Bridge Road, Queen Victoria Road, Todmorden Road, Belvedere Road, Ormerod Road, Towneley Holmes Road and Queen’s Park Road. For full details about the closures, click here: /media/209579/burnley-10k-road-closure-poster.pdf
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Course Director at Run For All, said: “The fifth running of this popular event promises to be a great occasion.
“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.”
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 the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, Pendleside Hospice, Burnley Leisure Trust, Every Action Has Consequences, Burnley FC In The Community and CARES.