Changes to arrangements for the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k
After a burst water main led to an emergency closure of the A167 northbound at Neville's Cross in Durham, Events of the North and us have issued a statement about changes to arrangements for the Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races on Thursday evening.
"Much of the existing course has been retained and the races will finish as advertised on Palace Green. However, the knock-on effects of the burst water main mean that some changes to the routes have had to be made, and both races will now start together on Claypath next to Millennium Square at 7.30pm. This is a change to the original start location and time (7.15pm) for the 5k, and 7.25pm start for the 10k. We will of course have signs up along the route and stewards marshalling it so there's no need for runners to worry about the slight changes that have been made.
"The park and ride service will operate as advertised, but we ask race participants to allow themselves a little more time to get to the start as the area will now be even busier than originally anticipated. We hope that everyone will appreciate that these circumstances are beyond our control and ask for understanding as we pull out all of the stops to ensure that everyone who has entered the 10k and 5k can still enjoy a fantastic night of running in Durham."
The updated route maps for the 10k and 5k can be found at https://durhamcityrunfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/REVISED-ROUTES-_24.07.pdf.
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