Hundreds of runners will race through town this Sunday (26th June) as the 2022 Southport 10K and Half Marathon take place.
The popular annual event returns for its 8th and best edition to date, on the traffic free route which includes the entire length of Lord Street in Southport town centre.
A number of road closures will be in place on Sunday both for this race, and also for the Southport Armed Forces Day.
The Southport 10K and Half Marathon start at 9am near West Lancashire Yacht Club on Marine Drive in Southport.
Participants will spring past Southport Pier and along the coastal road, past Southport Pleasureland, past Victoria Park, and then onto Lord Street.
There are some great spots for spectators along the course.
The route is the only running event in the history of Southport to be permitted to close Lord Street to traffic and allow participants to run through the heart of this famous seaside resort with blingtastic medals and tech T-Shirts for all finishers. Fully UKA Licensed with HM & 10k courses accurately measured and officially certified distances.
Fylde Coast Runners have taken over the reins of this event which was formerly organised by Epic Events.
The Southport Half Marathon is the first leg of the BTR Tour of Merseyside.
Several roads in Southport will be temporarily closed on Sunday 26th June 2022 due to two large events taking place.
Diversions will be in place, with motorists asked to avoid the affected areas while the road closures are in place.
The closures are due to Southport Armed Forces Day and the Southport Half Marathon.
Sefton Council has granted the road closures under the Road Traffic Regulation (Special Events) Act.
The proposed Order will be in force from 8.30am until 4pm on Sunday 26th June 2022, with these roads affected at various times:
ROAD TO BE CLOSED / LOCATION / APPROXIMATE DURATION OF CLOSURE
Rotten Row Full length 08.30 hours – 12.01 hours
Duke Street Rotten Row to Lord Street 08.30 hours – 09.20 hours
Lord Street Full length (northbound only) 08.45 hours – 09.45 hours
Lord Street (both directions) London Street to Eastbank Street 09.45 hours – 16.00 hours
Lord Street Service Road (south of London Street) 09.45 hours – 16.00 hours
Albert Road (Lord Street to Park Road) 08.45 hours – 10.00 hours
Albert Road Park Road to Park Crescent 08.45 hours – 10.00 hours
Argyle Road (Full length, northbound only) 08.45 hours – 10.00 hours
Hesketh Road Argyle Rd to Fleetwood Road 09.00 hours – 10.15 hours
Fleetwood Rd Hesketh Rd to Marshside Road 09.00 hours – 10.15 hours
Marshside Rd Fleetwood Rd to Marine Drive 09.00 hours – 10.30 hours
Marine Drive Plough Roundabout to Shore Road 09.00 hours – 12.01 hours
Fairway (cycle lane only) Full length 09.30 hours – 10.45 hours
Weld Road Marine Drive to Rotten Row 09.45 hours – 12.15 hours
The closures for the Half Marathon & 10km road races will take place between 08.45 hours and 13.30 hours, and Lord Street will remain closed through to 16.00 hours for the Armed Forces Day event.
As Lord Street will be closed for the Armed Forces event, southbound traffic approaching the junction at Nevill Street will not be able to bypass the town as there is currently an existing ban on all right turns from Lord Street into Nevill Street.
From 08.30 hours until 16.00 hours, it will be necessary to temporarily revoke the ban to enable traffic in Lord Street to be able to turn right into Nevill Street. As a consequence, it will be necessary to temporarily suspend The County Borough of Southport (Lord Street and Certain Adjoining Roads) (Prohibition of right-hand turn) Order, 1972. In so far as it relates to Nevill Street within the Order. Access will be maintained for the Emergency Services and where possible for residents.
Diversion Route Local diversions will be implemented as required.