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Derry marathon will draw huge crowds

Sunday's marathon route.

Sunday's marathon route.

The weeks and months of training have finally come to an end - and this morning at 8.30 a.m. hundreds of runners will take to the streets in the Walled City Marathon.

The weeks and months of training have finally come to an end - and today at 8.30 a.m. hundreds of runners will take to the streets in the Walled City Marathon.

Last minute preparations have been taking place all week with runners of all ages putting in a last final push for the event.

The forecast is expected to be good for the event which has attracted participants from across the globe.

To help the event go smoothly there are a number of traffic and travel restrictions.

Victoria Road between Craigavon Bridge and Newbuildings will be closed to all traffic from 7:30am to facilitate the start and early stages of the event. Buses will operate for race participants between the Foyleside East car park and the Everglades Hotel start line from 6:30am until 7:30 am when Victoria road closes to ALL traffic so please be at the bus stop no later than 7am (last bus 7:15am).

Limavady Road will also be reduced to one-way traffic city bound and traffic travelling towards Caw Roundabout will be diverted via Crescent Link. Pedestrians should note that the Peace Bridge will be closed from 10:00am to 1:30pm, so anyone going to the Carnival of Colours in St Columb’s Park should avoid accessing via the Peace Bridge until after 1:30pm.

Other roads through the city could be restricted or down to one way traffic so please follow

advice from PSNI or Stewards as well as Traffic Diversion signs.

The city centre will be open for business as usual with only minor restrictions to traffic and on-street parking during the day.

Drivers are urged to follow the directions of Race Officials on the course.

The major car parks at Foyleside and Quayside will be open all day as usual.

Foyleside East car park, however, may be busier than usual as it is the designated car park for the marathon runners.

 
 
 

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