This Sunday (October 5) the fifth MBNA Chester Marathon will take place, starting and finishing at the Chester Racecourse.
There will be staggered road closures in place along the course route on Sunday, October 5 only, between 8.30am and 3.45pm. Organisers are asking other road users to be patient with those taking to the streets on two wheels, while this once-a-year event takes place.
Andy White, joint race organiser of the MBNA Chester Marathon commented: “Safety of our runners is our key priority, which is why we run the event on entirely closed roads. The roads around the route are expected to be more congested than normal and we ask those that are using the highways to take extra care during this once-a-year event.
“We recognise that this may cause some short-lived inconvenience, but we hope that local residents will enjoy the spectacle and help support those running the marathon to raise funds for good causes.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank residents living on and around the route for their continued support”.
A summary of road closures on Sunday is as follows:
• From 8:30 AM to 11:00AM roads in the city centre will be closed
• From 8:30AM to 12midday roads to Eccleston, Belgrave and Pulford will be closed
• From 9:00 AM to 1:30PM roads will be closed through Lavister, Rossett, Trevalyn and Holt
• From 9:45AM to 2PM in Farndon, Churton, Aldford and Huntington roads will be closed
• From 10:30PM to 3:45PM The Groves will be closed to vehicles
• From 8:30AM to 3:45PM The Old Dee Bridge will be closed to vehicles
Full details of road closures can be found here
More information about the MBNA Chester Marathon can be found at www.chestermarathon.co.uk.