Leeds roads close for running fundraisers

Runners in action at Leeds 10k.

Runners in action at Leeds 10k.

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A number of roads in Leeds are set to close as the city plays host to two major sporting events next weekend.

The Arena Group Mini and Junior Run and the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K take place on July 11 and 12 respectively and are expected to attract thousands of competitors and spectators.

Around 1,000 children are due to take part in next Saturday’s Arena Group event at Leeds Dock to raise funds for Sunshine and Smiles, which supports youngsters with Down Syndrome and their families.

The run starts at 10am and road closures will be in force in the Leeds Dock area from around 9.30am to 11.30am.

Affected roads will include Armouries Drive, Clarence Road, Sayner Lane, Carlisle Road and Chadwick Street.

Parking in Armouries Drive, Clarence Road and Sayner Lane will be suspended from 6pm on Friday, July 10, until 11.30am on the Saturday.

A number of roads will also be closed in the city centre on Sunday, July 12, for the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K.

Routes affected will include Great George Street, Calverley Street, Cookridge Street, Merrion Street, Vicar Lane, Wellington Street, Kirkstall Road, West Street and The Headrow.

Asda Foundation Leeds 10K event lead Miriam Pedersen said: “The Leeds 10K is a really popular event and once again we are expecting a huge turnout.

“Obviously the safety of participants and spectators is absolutely paramount and that means some road closures are unavoidable.”

Next weekend’s events are being staged by Run For All, which works to continue the legacy of the late Leeds cancer heroine Jane Tomlinson.

For further information about the races, visit the www.runforall.com website.

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