Thousands of feet will be pounding the pavements of Peterborough this weekend as the Perkins Great Eastern Run winds its way through city streets.
The half marathon and fun run will start on Sunday morning at Peterborough Embankment, with fun runners setting off at 10am, and the half marathon half an hour later. It is thought 5,000 people will be starting the 13-mile event, with a further 1,000 taking part in the fun run.
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.
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 (two way route opens on return); 3 mile - 11.30am - Fulbridge Road to Foxdale (two way route opens on return); 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.
Entries to both races close at midday on Friday 12 October at midday. There are no entries available on the day itself.
For more information visit www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk for more information. For road closure enquiries, please call: 01777 705053 (option 2) between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.