Road closures announced for Great Eastern Run

Residents are being warned of road closures during the Perkins Great Eastern Run.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 3:26 pm
Great Eastern Run 2016  GER16.  Fun runners EMN-160910-182018009
Great Eastern Run 2016 GER16. Fun runners EMN-160910-182018009

The event takes place in the city on Sunday, October 8, with both the half marathon and the Anna’s Hope fun run starting and finishing on The Embankment. The 5km fun run starts at 10am and the half marathon follows at 10.30am.

To ensure the race goes as smoothly as possible the council will be closing several roads on the 13.1 mile route.

The following roads will be closed between 9.30am and 10.45am: Rivergate, Bourges Boulevard (southbound) from the Queensgate roundabout, Priestgate, Cathedral Square, Long Causeway and Broadway.

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In general, all other roads along the route will be closed from 9.30am until 2pm. However, as the last runner passes each mile point, that road junction will reopen.

The mile points and approximate reopening times are:

1 mile - 11am - Broadway to Northminster

2 mile - 11.15am - Park Road to Park Crescent

3 mile - 11.30am - Fulbridge Road to Foxdale

4 mile - 11.45am - Paston Ridings to Witham Way

5 mile - 12pm - Corfe Avenue to Rockingham Grove

6 mile - 12.15pm - Lincoln Road to Staverton Road

7 mile - 12.30pm - David’s Lane to Hodgson Avenue

8 mile - 12.45pm - Fulbridge Road to Aster Drive

9 mile - 1pm - Donaldson Drive to Pratt Avenue

10 mile - 1.15pm - Fulbridge Road to Tennyson Road

11 mile - 1.30pm - Dogsthorpe Road to Park Road

12 mile - 1.45pm - Eastfield Road to Boongate

13 mile - 2pm - Embankment - finish

Annette Joyce, service director for city services and communications at Peterborough City Council, which organises the race, said: “With the Perkins Great Eastern Run fast approaching it’s important residents and businesses take note of these road closures.

“The race is one of the biggest events on our annual calendar and we expect many hundreds of residents and visitors to come out and support the runners along the course.

“However, we always want to minimise the impact on other residents by ensuring they know in advance about the necessary road closures we need to put in place. We would like to thank road users for their cooperation during this event.”

Entries to both races close at midday on Friday 6 October. Organisers already anticipate a record number of entries for the half marathon. There are no entries available on the day.

Entries to the half marathon and fun run can be made online. Visit for more information.