The route for the inagural ‘Great Wrexham Road Runner’ has been approved by Wrexham County Borough Council. Nightingale House Hospice is taking registrations for run, a brand new fundraising activity for the Hospice, and the first event of its kind in Wrexham.
The Council have agreed the route and closures put in place for the entire event will give runners the unique opportunity to run on the roads without traffic. The Hospice is working in conjunction with Wrexham Council, Amberon, North Wales police and JD&M signs to ensure a safely executed event.
The Great Wrexham Road Runner – a 10km closed road running event will take place on Sunday 7 April 2013 at 12noon, starting and finishing at Queensway International Sports Stadium, Wrexham. The 10km route will follow an entirely closed road course finishing with a lap of the Queensway athletics track, and participants will be timed professionally by a chip and mat timing system.
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The road closures will come into effect at 11:30am on Sunday 7 April and will re-open at 2pm. The main areas affected will be Queensway, Cefn Road, Redwither Lane, Bryn Estyn Lane, Fenwick Drive, Hullah Lane, Holt Road and Montgomery Road. The organisers will endeavour to open the roads as quickly as possible where possible, however residents may need to make alternative arrangements if planning to use these roads on the day at the times specified.
This event is being organised by the Fundraising Department of Nightingale House Hospice and all funds raised will go towards Palliative care services at the Hospice. For this reason, sponsorship is encouraged and the more participants the merrier.
Registration is £15 (£13 for affiliated runners) which includes an energy bar, water stations, a medal, entire road closure, chip and mat timing & a goody bag and both athletics runners, amateur and fun runners alike are welcome to take part.
Margaret Hollings, Fundraising and Events Manager at the Hospice said: “We have very high hopes for this event as it is attractive for both experienced and athletics runners, as well as those who run for a hobby or are looking for a new challenge. All participants will be fortunate to run on entirely closed roads with thanks to the help of the Wrexham County Borough Council Traffic Management Dept, Amberon and JTM signs. For those running for fun, fancy dress is encouraged. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Nightingale House Hospice, funding Palliative care for patients in the Wrexham Borough and the North East Wales corridors.
To register and for further details please visit www.wrexham10k.co.uk.