As the Wolverhampton Half Marathon and 10km races take place this Sunday 4 September, 08:30 to 13:30, please note that there will be some temporary road closures. If you have a critical journey to make, then please do try and plan ahead and park your vehicle outside of the route.

Closures will be lifted as soon as practical following the race. Please do not plan to use your vehicle along the route while the race is taking place. Emergency vehicles and medical support personnel in uniform will be given access as appropriate.

Roads affected include are: West Park Road East & West, Summerfield Road, Bath Road, Southgate, Albert Road, Tettenhall Road, Balfour Cres. Henwood Road*, Bridgnorth/Compton Road*, Compton Park, Newbridge Crescent and Paget Road. (*one-way restrictions apply).

Councillor Steve Evans, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: “I’m particularly excited to see the new route that’s been developed which will see runners start and finish in West Park and use closed roads along a route that takes in parts of the Ring Road and City centre, as well as the north west of the city.

Phil Templar, Director of the Wolverhampton Half Marathon said: “There’s a tremendous excitement that the race is taking place again after having to be postponed for two years in a row due to pandemic restrictions - the new route we’re using makes for an enjoyably challenging race.”