Bristol Half Marathon 2015 – essential travel information

Sunday 13 September will see thousands of athletes and spectators, descend on Bristol for the 27th Bristol Half Marathon, the region s leading road race. To ensure a safe and fun race for all taking part, there will be a programme of rolling road closures along the route starting at 3am and ending at approximately 5pm. Those wishing to come to the race are advised to plan ahead and make use of the variety of travel options available.

For drivers, access to the city centre will be restricted due to closures affecting roads north of the river. The 13.1 mile course will follow a route that will take entrants from the Portway, along the New Cut past Redcliffe, up towards Castle Park then back again for a final run through the city centre and the Old City.

Motorists are advised to check the road closure timetables to avoid delays when trying to cross the city. Information on these road closures is available at

This advice is also extended to those looking to park their cars overnight on roads scheduled to be closed on race day.

For anyone travelling to the race, there are a number of travel choices which organisers would like everyone to consider before setting out. A full list of these options is available at

Recently named as one of the UK s top 6 fast road races by the Guardian, the Bristol Half Marathon has become one of the most popular events in the city s calendar. The race regularly attracts international class athletes from around the world, drawn to the race by its reputation for quick times and scenic sea-level course.

Entrant numbers this year means that two waves of runners will set off, the first beginning at 9:30am. Elite athletes will expect to finish with times close to the hour mark with all runners expected to be finished and celebrating their run by 1pm.

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