Bognor Prom 10k road race director Judith Bazeley has revealed the course details of what will be the 23rd such event.
The race, organised by the Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham and the Bognor Regis Tone Zone Running Club, has attracted a field of 1,850 runners. It takes place on Sunday 21st May at 10.30am.
Judith said: “The race will start and finish from Silverstone Avenue at 10.30am. It will take the same route as in previous years, along Kings Parade, The Esplanade and Gloucester Road. It will then thread its way through Felpham Village via Admiralty Road, Blakes Road, Vicarage Road and then into Limmer Lane and through the Summerley Estate.
“That’s where the runners will enter the prom and head back towards Bognor and the finish. The front runners should reach Felpham village by approximately 10.45am and the bulk of the runners should clear the village by around 11.30am.”
“The course will be controlled by approximately 100 marshals to ensure the free flow and safety of runners and pedestrians. They will re open the roads as soon as the last runner has passed through and it is safe to do so.
She added: “There will be a certain amount of traffic disruption along the route and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but trust the residents of Bognor will enter into the spirit of the day, giving the runners and marshals their support for this local event that raises many thousands of pounds for charities and worthy causes.”
As usual there will be the junior fun run which takes place on the Prom. Runners aged between 12-14 start from the bandstand at 9.15am, running 1.5 kilometres to Marine Drive West: 8-11 year olds run 800 metres, with mums and dads if they wish, starting at 9.30am opposite the Royal Norfolk Hotel, to the same finish. Entries for all of this year’s races have now closed.
This year’s charity partner is CancerWise a drop-in centre based in Chichester that provides a number of free support services for people diagnosed with cancer, their families and carers.