After a three year break, the Pennine Lancashire 10K will return this Sunday (2 June) with more than 1,500 runners expected to take part. Originally taking place in Blackburn, the revamped route moves through the East Lancashire town of Burnley, with organisers promising a picturesque course for competitors.
Starting and finishing at Burnley's Mechanics Theatre on Manchester Road, the race will incorporate some of the town's best-loved landmarks including Rowley Lake, Towneley Hall, Thompson Park and Turf Moor. The event is the second 10k of the year from the Run for All team following the Hull 10K on 19 May.
In preparation for the race, organisers have notified residents of road closures, which will be put in to practice from 4am on Sunday 2 June. Affected areas include: Manchester Road, Yorke Street, Church Street, Queen Victoria Road, Netherwood Road, Omerod Street and Deer Park Road.
Pennine Lancashire 10K event lead Emma Griffiths said: "We've been given a really friendly welcome by the people and council in Burnley and we're looking forward to a successful first event in the town. We work very hard to minimise any disruption but to be able to bring a mass participation event of this size and quality to any town, a small amount is inevitable. We would, however, like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. Thank you to everyone for their support for Burnley's first Pennine Lancashire 10K."
For more information and the race and a full list of the road closures, visit the event website.