A record number of runners took to the streets for the 2017 Worcester City Run events today. Almost 4,000 had signed up for the Young Athletes Run, Worcester City 10K, and the inaugural Worcester City Half Marathon, and runners were cheered on by thousands more spectators as they followed routes around the city centre and […]
The race begins on Croft Road just in front of the splendid railway viaduct. After a few hundred metres the route turns left onto Deansway before taking another left onto All Saints Road heading towards the Butts. Runners then progress towards the City Centre up Forgate Street to the pedestrian area where they will reach the 1 Mile mark.
The course then loops towards the river before passing the Museum of Royal Worcester and heading towards the imposing cathedral which gives an impressive backdrop as runners approach Mile 3.
The riverside path is then approached via Quay Street and the mighty Severn is then a constant companion for the next mile.
The impressive new developments around Diglis Dock guide the route towards the new footbridge which provides a fabulous view of Diglis Lock as the path crosses the river once more.
After passing the 4 Mile mark the riverside path is flanked by the Severn and Chapter Meadows before reaching the Worcestershire County Cricket Ground where it then turns right to circle around Cripplegate Park leaving the well-known Worcester 10K route.
Runners then will approach the 6 Mile mark as they make their way up Hylton Road towards the University of Worcester’s St John’s Campus in all its glory.
At this point the route then moves into the Worcester Countryside via Oldbury Road to reach the birth place of Edward Elgar, the famous English Composer in Upper Broadheath. After reaching the 9 mile mark, runners will enjoy a gentle decline into Lower Broadheath before turning right along Martley Road making their way back towards the city centre.
Taking a right down Fern Road, and then a left down Himbleton Road, runners cross the 12 Mile mark ready to enjoy the final mile along the River Severn as they join the 10K finishers on Croft Road.
Route subject to change.