10K Course Detail

Road closure/ restriction
We have received information from the Traffic Management company and from Rotherham MBC

Following discussions with the Traffic management lead organiser, we are moving the start time of the 10K race forwards by one hour - to a 10 o'clock start - since the belief is that this will prove less of a problem for road users & residents. Advance warning signs will be displayed for two weeks or so prior to the event. The road closure equipment will be distributed to the closure points, starting early on the race day morning, and the closures will be in force from around 09:15 on the 17th May, for the race to start at 10:00.

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

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, the event is licenced by UK Athletics and certified & measured

Certificate Licence

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 Tesco from Centenary Way).

For 2022 runners will follow Effingham Street and join the original course 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 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.

Fun run course
This will be in the grounds of Clifton Park. The fun run will not leave the park but will use peripheral paths in the park to make up a route of 1 mile. A Fun Run map is shown below.

The start / Finish area and layout of the event area of the park is below.