Road closure information ahead of Harborough Carnival 10k run this weekend

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Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place across parts of Market Harborough this weekend as a carnival and 10k running event return.

Some roads into the town centre will be out of bounds for motorists from 9am until at least 2pm. Full details are below.

The theme of the carnival and run is ‘health and wellbeing’. Activities will include a traditional float parade through the town from 11.30am.

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Harborough Carnival comes to town this weekend - here's what you need to know
Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place across parts of Market Harborough this weekend as a carnival and 10k running event return.Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place across parts of Market Harborough this weekend as a carnival and 10k running event return.
Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place across parts of Market Harborough this weekend as a carnival and 10k running event return.

Before that, the Carnival 10k run will be taking place between 10am and 11.15am. The float procession will start at 11.30am, after the last runner has finished.

Leicestershire County Council said alternative routes would be available during the closures.

WHICH ROADS ARE AFFECTED?

From 9am until 2pm

The following roads are closed: St Mary’s Road, The Square, High St, Leicester Road, Coventry Road, Farndon Road, Welland Park Road and Northampton Road.

From 6am until 2pm

The following roads will have temporary parking restrictions: Bowden Lane, High Street, Abbey Street, Church Street, Church Square, Adam and Eve Street and St Marys Road.

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10K Run: From 10am to 11.15am

The event road closures will start from Symingtons Recreation Ground. St Marys Road will be closed from Andrew McDonalds Close into the Square, Then Coventry Road to Lubenham Hill and onto Welland Park Road, North onto Northampton Road back into the Square, Then, High St, Leicester Road up to the RBT with Alvington Way. The runners will then be on the Footway up to the Woodlands, No Road Closures after the Roundabout. Runners will then loop back towards The Square and head East back onto St Marys Road and finish at the start location.

Carnival Floats: From 11.30am to 1pm

Once the last runner has finished, the float procession will start. Floats will set off from Burnmill Road, head onto Bowden Lane, then onto B6047/High St, before heading onto Coventry Road, then onto Farndon Road, and onto Welland Park Road. They will then go onto Northampton Road, and then onto St Mary’s Road and finish before Andrew McDonalds Close. Once floats have passed, roads will be re-opened.

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