Leeds city centre prepares to host Asda Foundation Leeds Half Marathon

Road closure rundown for Asda Foundation Leeds Half Marathon 2018 on Sunday 13th May.

Thousands of runners are getting to hit the streets of Leeds on Sunday 13th May for one of the country’s biggest half marathons.

It will be the 33nd running of the popular event which raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.

The race organisers, Jane Tomlinson’s 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.

Closures will begin from 4am and will affect roads around the 13.1 mile course. Routes will reopen on a rolling timetable as soon as it is safe to do so.

The race starts at 9.30am in The Headrow and the course takes the field out of the city centre, along Meanwood Road, Stonegate Road, a section of the Ring Road, down Butcher Hill and Hawksworth Road, along Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road and back into the city centre to finish in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.

Among the city centre roads affected by the closures are: The Headrow between Oxford Place and Briggate; Cookridge Street; Westgate; New Briggate; Great George Street between Calverley Street and Woodhouse Lane; Upper Basinghall Street and North Street.

Away from the city centre, Meanwood Road will be closed between 9am and 11am. Bentley Lane, Stainbeck Avenue, Stonegate Road, King Lane, Weetwood Road, Spen Road, Commercial Road and Kirkstall Lane are also among the roads affected.

A full list of road closures is available at https://www.runforall.com/events/half-marathon/leeds-half-marathon/road-closure-information/

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All head of events, said: “The Leeds Half Marathon is extremely popular and does a great deal to support some excellent causes.

“We want the day to be safe and enjoyable for all involved and so, as with any event of this size, some road closures will be necessary. 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.”

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