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Road closures run-down for 2015 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

by Vicki Robinson
Tuesday 6th October 2015

Race news: Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon - Sunday, October 11, 2015

The streets of York and surrounding villages will be awash with colour on Sunday 11th October when up to 7,000 runners take part in the third Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.

And a further 2,000 people have signed up for the inaugural Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile, which will get underway after the marathon entrants have crossed the start line.

Since its launch in 2013 the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the North’s top charity runs, raising millions of pounds for its partner charities and a host of other good causes. 

The organisers  -  who are working in partnership with City of York Council, Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council - are now informing runners, spectators, residents and visitors of a number of road closures and restrictions that will be in place to ensure the safety of all those involved. 

The marathon starts and finishes at the University of York’s Heslington campus. Its route travels through the historic city centre – passing through the medieval walls – and takes runners north eastwards out of the city. 
Participants will travel through, or close by, Stockton on the Forest, Grange Wood, Upper Helmsley, Stamford Bridge, Gate Helmsley, Turkers Wood, Murton, Osbaldwick and back towards Heslington. 

To allow organisers to begin setting up the extensive event village, University Road, in York, will be closed between Innovation Way and Green Dykes Lane on Saturday October 10th from noon. It will re-open at 9pm on Sunday October 11th. 

Elsewhere, closures on the Sunday will begin from 6am and will affect roads around the 26.2 mile course. Roads will reopen on a rolling basis, as soon as it is safe to do so. 

City centre roads affected by the closures include: Walmgate, Hope Street, Leadmill Lane, Piccadilly, Parliament Street, Blake Street, Duncombe Place, Deangate, Goodramgate and Monkgate. 

Further afield, Heworth Green A1036, Stockton Lane, The Village, Common Lane, Northgate Lane, Holtby Lane, Murton Way, Bad Bargain Lane and Osbaldwick Lane will be among those affected. 

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Event Director Charlie Tatman said: “Our marathon continues to go from strength to strength and this year we are also looking forward to the first Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile.

“Unfortunately with an event of this size a certain amount of disruption is inevitable and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. All closures, which are necessary for the safety of all those involved, will be lifted as soon as possible.”

Thousands of leaflets are being distributed to homes and businesses along the route advising them of the road closures. 

In addition, more details on the closures can be downloaded from The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon website www.theyorkshiremarathon.com

Participants can run for fun or raise funds for any charity of their choice. They are particularly encouraged to support the event’s official partner charities, which are: St Leonard’s Hospice, Martin House Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Parkinson’s UK, The Haven breast cancer support centre, CLIC Sargent, Candlelighters, Sue Ryder Care and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

Meanwhile, volunteers are still being sought to help out on marathon day. There are dozens of roles available, from marshalling on route to helping to hand out water and energy drinks. 

Find out more and register at www.theyorkshiremarathon.com/volunteer/


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