The St Helens 10k will return this weekend, kicking off on Sunday March 6.
The race will see hundreds of runners take to the streets of the city centre, namely the huge “dreaded” hill of North Road.
The road that stretches north from the town center is steep, which can prove a challenge for even seasoned runners.
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Due to the race, many road closures will be in place on Sunday.
The full list is as follows:
- Salisbury Street – full length
- Chalon Way East – full length
- Foundary Street – full length
- Market Street – full length
- Church Street – from Church Square to Claughton Street
- Hardshaw Street – Church Street to Claughton Street
- Claughton Street – Hardshaw Street to Barrow Street
- Barrow Street – Claughton Street to Bickerstaffe Street
- Bickerstaffe Street – Library Street to Cotham Street
- Corporation Street – College Street to Birchley Street
- Birchley Street – Tolver Street to Corporation Street
- College Street – at its junction with The Landings
- North Route – full length
- Town Road – North Road to Bishop Road
- Bishop Road – full length
- Cowley Hill Lane – Bishop Road to Rutland Street
- Rutland Street – full length
Free parking will be available for the city center on the municipal car parks – click here to know more.
St Helens Borough Council Leader David Baines said: ‘The St Helens 10k is arguably one of the toughest courses in the country, with runners from all over coming here to tackle the daunting hill of North Road, which bears witness to and lasting legacy of the late great Steve Prescott MBE.
“As the event was unable to run in its normal capacity last year, it will be great to see so many people show up again – whether to participate or show their support – bringing an atmosphere of well-being in the city, regardless of the weather.
“On behalf of St Helens Borough Council, I wish the participants – many of whom will be raising money for charities close to their hearts – the best of luck and hope they enjoy the opportunity.”
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