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Weston Super Half: Here's all you need to know if you're in Weston-super-Mare

The first half marathon in Weston-super-Mare takes place this weekend. Credit: ITV West Country

The first half marathon in Weston-super-Mare is taking place this weekend (Sunday 24 March) after last year's debut was cancelled due to snow.

The route of the Weston Super Half, which is expected to attract around 2,000 entrants, will take in many of the area’s famous sights and will see runners finishing at the end of The Grand Pier.

A week after the long-established Bath Half Marathon took place, it's hoped this weekend's event will be the start of a long and popular tradition for the town.

Here's all you need to know:

  • The race will start on Marine Parade at the entrance to The Grand Pier.
  • The start time has been delayed from 09.00 to 10.15 - due to planned rail works between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.
  • The village will open for runners at 08.30.
  • Assembly begins from 09.45.
  • Race expected to finish around 11.25.
The 13.1 mile race is a single lap, closed road event. Credit: Weston Super Half

All road closures are expected to be in place by 7am and will be reopened by 2pm.

Road closures:

  • Richmond St (from Marine Parade to St James St)
  • Royal Princess Square
  • Marine Parade
  • Royal Sands
  • Beach Road
  • Links Road
  • Uphill Way
  • Uphill Rd South (Westbound Lane Closure from Uphill Way to Grange Rd)
  • Uphill Rd South (from Grange Rd to A370 Bridgewater Road)
  • A370 Bridgewater Rd Southbound (from Grange Road to Accommodation Road)
  • Accommodation Rd (from A370 to Old Wall)
  • Wayacre Drove
  • Uphill Hill footpath (between Wayacre Drove and Uphill Marina/Links Rd)
  • Royal Parade
  • Knightstone Rd
  • Birnbeck Road
  • Claremont Crescent
  • Birkett Road
  • Kewstoke Road
  • Seafront Promenade (from Knightstone Causeway to Regent St junction / Grand Pier)

For more information, visit the Weston Super Half website.