All the road closures expected across Leeds for the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon

Leeds City Council has advised everyone to ‘plan ahead’

The marathon is just around the corner, and we’ve got all the road closures you need to know about.

Whether you’re a participant, heading over to cheer on loved ones or wanting to stay clear of the areas, it’s good to know which areas of Leeds will be affected during the marathon.

Sunday 12 May will see more than 14,000 runners take part in the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon.

The event, organised Leeds City Council and the not-for-profit sporting events company Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, will see money raised for charitable causes near and far, including the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and a Leeds Hospitals Charity appeal to build a Rob Burrow Centre for MND.

Image: Run For All

Leeds City Council has advised everyone to ‘plan ahead’ as there will be plenty of road closures and diversions throughout the day.

Starting and finishing at AMT Headingley Stadium, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will begin at 9am followed by the Leeds Half Marathon at 10am.

The 26.2 mile marathon route explores the very best of Leeds, from Headingley to Otley and through lots of Leeds’ suburbs and scenic countryside.

Image: Run For All

Road closures will begin at 4am around the start/finish line at St Michael’s Lane/Newport View. The closure around St Michael’s Lane is expected to reopen around 6.30pm.

The road closures are as follows:

  • A658 Harrogate Road Pool A658 Main Street to B6161 Leathley Lane – 9am until 1.45pm
  • A659 Boroughgate A659 Cross Green to Kirkgate – 9am until 2.30pm
  • A659 Cross Green A659 Pool Road to A659 Boroughgate – 9am until 2.30pm
  • A659 Pool Road A658 Main Street to A659 Cross Green – 9am until 2.30pm
  • A660 Leeds Road A658 Pool Bank New Road to Leeds Road, Otley – 9am until 3.15pm
  • A660 Otley Road/Leeds Road Farrar Lane to Kings Road – 8.30am until 4.20pm
  • A660 Otley By Pass Leeds Road to A6038 Bradford Road – 9am until 3.15pm
  • Bondgate Charles Street to Burras Lane / Kirkgate – 9am until 2.30pm
  • Cross Green A659 Cross Green to Walkergate – 9am until 2.30pm
  • East Chevin Road Birdcage Walk to Leeds Road – 9am until 2.30pm
  • Gay Lane Bondgate to Leeds Road – 9am until 2.30pm
  • Leeds Road A660 to East Chevin Road – 9am until 3.15pm
  • A660 Otley Road A6120 to Farrar Lane – 8.30am until 4.20pm
  • Otley Old Road A660 Otley Road to Spennithorne Drive – 8.30am until 4.20pm

These times are subject to change and may vary on the day itself and access for emergency service vehicles will be retained throughout the duration of the event.

For more information, including to use the interactive map to help you plan your day, visit the Run For All website.

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