Road closure advice provided in preparation for the Bury 10K which is set to be attended by thousands of excited red rose runners.
Runners are on their marks for one of the region’s biggest charity road races which takes place on Sunday 16th September.
Starting and finishing close to The Rock retail and leisure venue, the Asda Foundation Bury 10K is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes.
The organisers, Run For All, are now advising runners, spectators, residents and visitors that a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted to ensure the safety of all those taking part. A number of parking suspensions will also be in operation.
The bulk of the closures start at 8.30am, with parking suspensions mainly starting from 7am. Routes will open on a rolling timetable as soon as it is safe to do so.
Among the roads affected are Angouleme Way, Bolton Street, Bury Street, Cross Lane, Dumers Lane, Haymarket Street, Manchester Road, Radcliffe Road, Redvales Road, Silver Street, Spring Lane, Tarn Drive and Whitefield Road.
A full list of road closures and parking suspensions are available at www.runforall.com
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All head of events, said: “The Bury 10K is going from strength to strength and we are very much looking forward to this year’s event.
“Of course, a certain amount of disruption is inevitable with such a large-scale event and we apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused. We will be working very hard to re-open the roads as soon as possible.”
The Asda Foundation Bury 10K, which will also feature the Arena Group Family Fun Run, is being organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All who are a not-for-profit company. The race is also being organised in partnership with I Will If You Will (IWIYW), a fitness movement in Bury that’s helping women, girls and their families to be more active, more often. IWIYW is delivered by Bury Council with National Lottery funding form Sport England.