Blackpool Prom to close on Sunday for Festival marathon

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A 6 mile stretch of Blackpool Prom will be closed to traffic and pedestrians on Sunday when the resort hosts its annual Festival marathon.

 

The 26-mile race will take over the entire promenade - both road and pavements - between 8am and 3pm on Sunday (September 12)

The 26-mile race will take over the entire promenade – both road and pavements – between 8am and 3pm on Sunday (September 12)

The 26-mile race will take over the entire promenade – both road and pavements – between 8am and 3pm on Sunday (September 12).

It means the Prom will be closed to both traffic and pedestrians for 6 miles from Little Bispham to Squires Gate.

A time limit of 7 hours has been enforced on the marathon due to restrictions on the road closure order granted by Blackpool Council.

It means the Prom will be closed to both traffic and pedestrians for 6 miles from Little Bispham to Squires Gate on Sunday (September 12). Pic: Fylde Coast Runners

It means the Prom will be closed to both traffic and pedestrians for 6 miles from Little Bispham to Squires Gate on Sunday (September 12). Pic: Fylde Coast Runners

The event is usually staged in April but was postponed due to coronavirus and rescheduled for this weekend.

A half-marathon will also take place at the same time, with both races starting at 9am near the Imperial Hotel on North Promenade.

For more information on the event organised by Fylde Coast Runners, click here.