Run '10 in Northampton

3 October 2010, 06:00

More than 2,500 people are expected to take part in Northampton's Run '10 event today.

It's a 10k route that starts at the Sixfields Stadium in Northampton and travels through the town centre. Runners will go past the Saints Rugby Ground, Westbridge, All Saints Church, Market Square, Abington Street, St Giles Church, the Guildhall, before returning to Sixfields Stadium via Edgar Mobbs Road past the Express Lift Tower.

As well as the 10k there's also a 5km race and a Children's course, which means there will be some road closures while the runners go past. You can see if your street or route is affected below:

Roads Closed:            

Edgar Mobbs Way 05:00-17:00
Harvey Reeds Road 06:00-12:00
St James Mill Road - St James Road - Black Lion Hill - St Peter's Way 06:00-12:00
Bridge Street - George Row 06:00-11:30
St Giles Street 06:00-11:30
St Giles Terrace - Abington Street - Market Square - The Drapery - Gold Street 06:00-11:30
Horse Market - Broad Street - Horseshoe Street 06:00-11:30
St James Road 06:00-12:00
Weedon Road 06:00-10:30
Walter Tull Way 05:00-10:30

You can get more information about the closures at the Run '10 website.

Chris Holmes - the Director of Northamptonshire Sport - said:

"Unfortunately, a number of roads will be closed to traffic for short periods whilst the runners pass-by. We have worked very closely with the Police, Highways and the local council to minimise disruption and there are diversion plans in place to ensure people can still get around town."

Several charities have got runners taking part to raise money for them. Dawn Wright is from local group The Lowdown - which supports young people between the ages of 12 and 25. She is really pleased with the support they're getting:

"We've got 45 people taking part which is loads! Because it's our 21st year we'd hoped to get at least 21 people. And to have more than doubled that, we're really chuffed."

"Because all of our fundraising campaign this year has been 21 themed, we hoped that they would raise at least £2,100 - and we hope that they can achieve that and hopefully pass it."