Perkins Great Eastern Run - Travel Advice

Road Closed Sign

Check out all the travel advice and information about road closures for the Perkins Great Eastern Run on Sunday 14th October.

The clock is ticking as thousands of runners are preparing to hit the streets of Peterborough for one of the city's most popular events.

Both the half marathon and the Anna's Hope 5k Fun Run will start and finish on The Embankment with a number of road closures in place on the day.

The Fun Run sets off at 10am and the half marathon follows at 10.30am.

Entries to both races close at midday on Friday 12th October and no entries are available on the day.

Road Closures

To ensure the race goes as smoothly as possible the council will be closing several roads on the 13.1 mile route.

The following roads will be closed between 9.30am and 10.45am:

Rivergate, Bourges Boulevard (southbound) from the Queensgate roundabout, Priestgate, Cathedral Square, Long Causeway and Broadway.

All other roads along the route will be closed from 9.30am until 2pm. However, as the last runner passes each mile point, that road junction will reopen.

Mile Points & Approximate Reopening Times

1 mile  11am  Broadway to Northminster

2 mile  11.15am  Park Road to Park Crescent

3 mile  11.30am  Fulbridge Road to Foxdale

4 mile  11.45am  Paston Ridings to Witham Way
5 mile  12pm  Corfe Avenue to Rockingham Grove

6 mile  12.15pm  Lincoln Road to Staverton Road
7 mile  12.30pm  David's Lane to Hodgson Avenue

8 mile  12.45pm  Fulbridge Road to Aster Drive
9 mile  1pm  Donaldson Drive to Pratt Avenue
10 mile  1.15pm  Fulbridge Road to Tennyson Road

11 mile  1.30pm  Dogsthorpe Road to Park Road

12 mile  1.45pm  Eastfield Road to Boongate

13 mile  2pm  Embankment - Finish

The Route


Peterborough City Council has approximately 2,500 parking spaces in the city centre and all are just a short distance from The Embankment. The majority council car parks have 24 hour CCTV surveillance.

The city council, in association with RingGo cashless parking, has introduced a special offer for runners to park all day in council car parks for just £3 when you use RingGo cashless parking. Please quote location code 4564 for the discounted price and ensure you enter the vehicle registration that you will be using on the day.

 >> Check the list of RingGo car parks.

By registering with RingGo you will save time (avoiding queues at the ticket machines) and money on race day.  Sign up now and download the RingGo smartphone app.

On Race Day

You do not need to display anything in your vehicle to show that you have paid. Civil Enforcement Officers check your vehicle registration number against the central RingGo database and see that you have paid.

 >> Check the list of council city centre car parks

  • Motorists using the Market multi-storey, Wellington Street, Wirrina and Car Haven car parks should be parked up by 9:30am
  • After this time, Pleasure Fair Meadow will be the best car park to use; this is accessible via Oundle Road
  • Exiting the Car Haven, City Market multi-storey and Wirrina car parks will be from 10:50am
  • Exiting the Wellington Street car park will be from 2pm

 >> More parking information