Road closures announced for Burnley 10k
The countdown is on to the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K which will bring thousands of runners and spectators to the town next month.
The race organiser, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, has now listed the roads that will be closed or have access restricted to during the event, which starts at 9-30am on Sunday,
Among the roads affected by closures are The Avenue, The Causeway, Hall Road, Jubilee Park Way, Park Bridge Road, Queen Victoria Road, Todmorden Road, Belvedere Road, Ormerod Road, Towneley Holmes Road and Queen’s Park Road.
For full details about the closures, visit www.runforall.com/events/10k/burnley-10k/road-closure-information/Tristan Batley-Kyle, course director at Run For All, said: “The sixth running of this popular event promises to be a great occasion.
“Unfortunately some roads will have to be closed for the safety of those taking part. We will work very hard to keep any inconvenience to a minimum and roads will be open as soon as it is safe to do so. We do apologise for any disruption caused.”
The 10K will give runners a flat and fast start and head towards the bottom of Towneley Park’s Events Triangle before heading along Hall Road and turning right after the Stables Café. It will then follow the tree-lined causeway out of the park and feature a long downhill section along Todmorden Road.
The route will then cross Harry Potts Way, at Turf Moor, and follow Belvedere Road to the fire station before turning left into Thompson Park. Runners will leave Thompson Park at Queen Victoria Road then head up Queens Park Road, taking in further parkland, and will then head down Ormerod Road to meet Belvedere Road again before returning to Towneley Park.
Many people will be running for a good cause of their own choice or for one of the event’s partner charities which this year are the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, Pendleside Hospice, Burnley Leisure Trust and Every Action Has Consequences.