A schedule of road closures has been confirmed ahead of a major running festival in Worcester. This year’s Worcester City Run events will be held on Sunday 17 September and organisers anticipate that 4,000 runners will take part in the half marathon, 10K and junior races. Road closures along the route will come into effect on a rolling basis from 6:00am on the day, with all roads (except for those at the start/finish area) open again by 12:30pm.
The Worcester City Run events are delivered through a partnership between Worcester City Council and Events of the North. The two organisations have worked together to arrange a road closure schedule that is designed to minimise disruption in and around the city on race day, while allowing the events to proceed safely and provide easy access to the course for spectators. Access for the emergency services will be maintained at all times. Notices have been delivered to the residents and businesses who will be affected by the road closures.
Race founder and director Steve Cram comments:
“The Worcester City Run is a major event for the city and provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best of Worcester to runners and spectators alike. With the addition of the half marathon, this year’s event is going to be bigger than ever and we’re expecting the people of Worcester to come out in force again to cheer on the runners. We have to put in place road closures to ensure that all of the races can run smoothly and safely and we have worked hard with Worcester City Council to develop a schedule that causes as little inconvenience as possible.”
Councillor Geoff Williams, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Place & Economic Development sub-committee, adds:“We hope that drivers will be patient and understand that events such as the Worcester City Run and the Tour of Britain are very prestigious, and are good for the profile and economy of the city. We advise people to plan their routes in advance to avoid the roads which are closed.”
As well as the notices that have been delivered to residents and businesses, the full schedule of road closures can be viewed online at www.worcestercityrun.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Road_closure_2017_WEB.pdf.