The city of Derby prepares for Derby Half Marathon 2018

Derby Half Marathon road closures run down for Sunday 3rd June.

Thousands of runners are getting ready to hit the streets of Derby on Sunday 3rd June for one of the region’s biggest charity road runs.

The Asda Foundation Derby – formerly known as the Ramathon – is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes.

Starting and finishing at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium at 9.15am, the race takes runners into the city centre, through the historic Market Place and past the beautiful cathedral. .It’s then on to Elvaston Castle County Park, before returning for the grand finale at Pride Park

Organisers, Run For All, are now informing runners, spectators, residents and visitors that a number of the city’s roads will be closed, or have access restricted, during the event to ensure the safety of all those taking part.

Among the road affected are B5010 (eastbound) A6 roundabout to Broad Lane; B5010 9northbound) Broad Lane to River Derwent bridlepath; Bold Lane, Cathedral Road, Corporation Street; Cheapside and Iron Gate.

Full details of all road closures and traffic restrictions are available at www.runforall.com.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All head of events, said: “We are looking forward to holding our first event in Derby and are extremely grateful to all the runners who have signed up to take part.

“We want them and all the spectators to have an enjoyable and, above all, safe day. To that end some road closures are necessary and a certain amount of disruption is inevitable. We apologise for any inconvenienced caused and will work very hard to lift the road closures as soon as possible.”

Participants in the half marathon can choose to run for fun or to raise funds for any cause of their choice.

They are particularly encouraged to support one of the event’s official partner charities – Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Derby Hospitals Charity, Canaan Trust, Rainbows Hospice for children and young people and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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