The race will start at 9.30am in the Upper Park section of Birkenhead Park and Ashville Road will be closed to vehicles from 7.30am. There will be minimal closures to the roads around the park at the start of the event. This will be at the junction of Park Road North and Conway Street where runners will exit the park via the Grand Archway to pass along Vittoria Street shortly after 9.30am. As it is a point to point race, runners will pass in one direction only. The roads affected are as follows:-
The roads affected are as follows -
CLOSED 7.30AM APPROX. – OPEN . 10.00AM APPROX.
PARK ROAD NORTH / CONWAY STREET
CLOSED 9.15AM APPROX – OPEN 10.00AM APPROX.
VITTORIA ROAD, CLEVELAND STREET, RENDELL STREET
CLOSED 8.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 10.30AM APPROX.
TOWER ROAD, BIRKENHEAD ROAD, VICTORIA PLACE
CLOSED 8.00AM APPROX – OPEN. 10.30AM APPROX.
RUNNERS WILL THEN USE THE EGREMONT PROMENADE TO GET TO NEW BRIGHTON.
MARINE PROMENADE TO FLORAL PAVILION
CLOSED 8.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 11.00AM APPROX.
KING’S PARADE (BOTH DIRECTIONS)
CLOSED 6.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 1.00PM APPROX.
CLOSED 6.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 2.00PM APPROX.
Birkenhead Road will be closed in one direction only with residents or business access / egress possible via Kelvin Road or Dock Road heading toward the Seacombe Ferry. Access to Borough Road East is unaffected although the use of Birkenhead Road toward Four Bridges will not be possible after 8.00am due to the deployment of event traffic management. There is no restriction to Marine Point Retail Park access at any time from Rowson Street or Atherton Street. Access to New Brighton businesses from Harrison Drive will be via Grove Road and Warren Drive whilst the race is in progress due to the closure of King’s Parade.
IN ALL INSTANCES A DIVERSION ROUTE WILL BE SIGNED AND IN PLACE.
The times of the road closures are approximate and based on the safe delivery of the event. The times may be affected by the flow of runners and their safety takes priority although every effort will be made to reopen all roads at the earliest possible opportunity.