York 10K: Where and when to watch – and all the road closures

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York 10K

From Knavesmire

Sun Aug 7 @ 10am

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Thousands of runners will hit the streets on Sunday (August 7) as the York 10K returns.

Raising huge sums of cash for good causes, the participants will also fill our ancient city with smiles (and the occasional grimace).

Organised by Run For All, the run forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson who raised nearly £2m for charity by undertaking a series of gruelling challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Here’s all you need to know about the day.


The starting flag for the Asda Foundation York 10K will come down at Knavesmire at 9.30am.

Here are the other timings for the day:

8am Race office opens
9.15am Mass warm up on Knavesmire Road
9.30am Race starts
10am Winner expected
11.45am Mini and Junior runs start



The race begins and ends on Knavesmire Road.

In the intervening 10km, runners will take a route through the city centre, past some of our most famous landmarks including the Minster, and along the river.

Here’s all the details.

0-1km A fast start taking runners along Knavesmire Road past the cheering crowds, before heading out along Campleshon Road and turning north up Bishopthorpe Road
1-2km Head towards the city centre along Bishopthorpe Road and diving into the quaint residential streets to head towards the river
2-3km After a short section along the river and under the city walls, the route takes runners back out through the city walls along Nunnery Lane
3-4km Passing back through the city walls at Micklegate Bar towards the first drinks station, the route crosses the river on Bridge Street and turns towards the Minster on Spurriergate
4-5km Runners are cheered through St Helen’s Square and on to Duncombe Place before running along Minster Yard in front of York Minster. A real focal point for spectators
5-6km Along Parliament Street before heading past Clifford’s Tower. Runners will drop on to the waterfront at King’s Staith heading south
6-7km A quieter and more peaceful riverside section of the route ahead, into the final push
7-8km Continuing along the riverfront before crossing the river on Millennium Bridge to the second drinks station before re-joining Bishopthorpe Road
8-9km Continue to the turn outside the front of the old Terry’s factory, before heading back along Campleshon Road
9-10km Participants will then run past York Racecourse‘s stands, to the second turn in the road before entertainment and accompanying crowds will begin to build on this last stretch, encouraging runners along the finish straight on Knavesmire Road

Road closures

Photograph © The Local People Photo Archive on Flickr
Photograph © The Local People Photo Archive on Flickr

Saturday August 6

Knavesmire Road will be closed between its junction with Tadcaster Road and Campleshon Road from noon on Saturday, August 6 until approximately 3pm on Sunday, August 7.

Sunday August 7

Road closed Details Time on Time off
Baile Hill Terrace Cromwell Road to Newton Terrace 08:30 10:50
Bishophill Junior Priory Street to Fetter Lane 08:30 10:50
Bishopthorpe Road Racecourse Car Park Entrance to Nunnery Lane 08:30 11:50
Blake Street St Helen’s Square to Duncombe Place 08:30 11:00
Bridge Street / Low Ousegate Skeldergate to Spurrier Gate 08:30 10:55
Butcher Terrace Rowntree Park to Bishopthorpe Road 08:30 11:40
Campleshon Road Knavesmire Road to Bishopthorpe Road 08:30 12:00
Castlegate Coppergate to Tower Street 08:30 11:15
Cherry Street Vine Street to Clementhorpe 08:30 10:35
Church Street Low Petergate to Parliament Street 08:30 11:10
Clementhorpe Cherry Street to Terry Avenue 08:30 10:35
Clifford Street Tower Street to King Street 08:30 11:20
Coppergate Pavement to Castlegate 08:30 11:15
Coney Street The Whole 08:30 11:00
Cromwell Road Skeldergate to Bishophill Senior 08:30 10:45
Cumberland Street Clifford Street to King’s Staith 08:30 11:20
Deangate Minster Yard to Goodramgate 08:30 11:10
Duncombe Place Blake Street to High Petergate 08:30 11:00
Fetter Lane Bishophill Junior to Skeldergate 08:30 10:50
Goodramgate Deangate to Church Street 08:30 11:10
Knavesmire Road Tadcaster Road to Campleshon Road 04:00 15:00
King’s Staith King Street to Lower Friargate 08:30 11:20
Micklegate Nunnery Lane to George Hudson Street 08:30 10:50
Minster Yard Duncombe Place to Deangate 08:30 11:10
Newton Terrace Baile Hill Terrace to Victor Street 08:30 10:45
Nunnery Lane (westbound) Price’s Lane to Micklegate 08:30 10:50
Parliament Street Church Street to Pavement 08:30 11:15
Priory Street Micklegate to Bishophill Junior 08:30 10:50
Racecourse Road The Whole 06:00 12:00
Skeldergate Terry Avenue to Bishopgate Street 08:30 10:45
Skeldergate Micklegate / Bridge Street to Bishopgate Street 08:30 10:50
Spurrier Gate Low Ousegate / High Ousegate to Coney Street 08:30 10:55
St Helen’s Square Coney Street to Blake Street 08:30 11:00
Terry Avenue The Whole 08:30 10:45
Tower Street Castlegate to Clifford Street 08:30 11:15
Victor Street Newton Terrace to Nunnery Lane 08:30 10:45
Vine Street The Whole 08:30 10:35