Rotherham 10k 2019 Detail

10k course map
The route has been slightly modified to address safety & traffic management concerns on Centenary way, and also to allow residents in Canklow and the areas around Middle Lane south to have vehicle access and egress.

Profile and description
The marked route in yellow is 10,000m long (measured & certificated) The start will be on the park paths behind the museum cafe, run along towards Clfton Lane turning 150 degrees left to descend to the roundabout near the wet play area then run along past the bandstand entrance to exit via the war memorial gates.

Out of the park the route goes diagonally across the junction to descend Wharncliffe Street, then Drummond St towards the Tesco supermarket, turning left onto Effingham Square, then Frederick Street. (This left turn onto Effingham Square turn allows vehicle access the access into Tesco to be maintained from Centenary Way).

After Frederick Street the route goes out on Corporation St, then Market Place & out along Westgate, then left on the footpath alongside Centenary way, turning left on the path to cross through Canklow recreation ground & out into Canklow road to return to Westgate.

The return route (both outgoing and returning runners will run on the RHS of westgate), with returning runners turning right into Market Street, then left onto Church Street, passing the Minster to enter the pedestrianised area on Bridgegate then All Saints Square (the likely location of the water drinks station), then College Street to exit and turn left to climb Doncaster Gate, turning right into Clifton lane, to pass the park entrance at about 6.5Km, then on Broom Road then Wickersley Road to turn left onto Middle lane South, passing the stadium and then turning left to follow the paths across Herringthorpe Playing fields, emerging near the Park Hotel to turn left on Badsley Moor Lane, then via Badsley Street, Lister Street, Middleton Road & Clifton Grove to re-enter the Park opposite Clifton School. The last 400m or so are on the park paths to finish outside the Garden house near the museum.

Road closure/ restriction
Last year information from the Traffic Management company and from Rotherham MBC was as follows:

The general principle is the the TM company will set up "soft" road closures 1 hour before the race start time ie 10:15am these may allow access / egress. The road closures become "hard" ie sealed and closed from 10:30 to 10:45. The closures are then checked and confirmed as closed, in the final 30 minutes, so the race can start at 11:15.

The TM company will follow the runners with a van and will open roads when the last runners are through that section. The RMBC Schedule of roads affected is here
There may be some alterations this year in the light of a number of difficulties which arose in 2018