Walled City Marathon men and women set to stop the traffic

Freddy Sittuk from Kenya, winner of the 2015 Walled City Marathon receives his medal from mayor Elisha McCallion in Guildhall Square on Sunday.
Freddy Sittuk from Kenya, winner of the 2015 Walled City Marathon receives his medal from mayor Elisha McCallion in Guildhall Square on Sunday.

The final arrangements are being made for the SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon taking place on Sunday, June 5.

The 26.2 mile course around the city, culminating in a finish inside the historic walled city of Londonderry, has been finalised and the runners taking part have been given their final instructions for the big day this weekend

The city centre will be open for business as usual on with only minor restrictions to traffic and on-street parking during the day. Drivers are urged to follow the directions of stewards on the day.

The major car parks at Foyleside and at Quayside will be open throughout the day. Foyleside East car park might be busier than usual as it is the designated car park for runners taking part in the marathon.

The marathon has been organised to avoid as much disruption to traffic or pedestrians as possible.

Details of any changes to traffic arrangements will be announced in the local press and radio over the weekend. Live updates will be broadcast on the Derry Marathon Facebook page

The marathon will start at 8.30am from the Everglades Hotel on the Prehen Road. Drivers are asked to note that the Victoria Road will be closed to all traffic between the Craigavon Bridge and Newbuildings from 8.15am until 9am. Limavady Rd will also be reduced to one way traffic and traffic travelling towards Caw Roundabout will be diverted via Crescent link. Carlisle Rd will be restricted to one way traffic with cars only being allowed to travel towards the Diamond.

The Letterkenny Rd/Foyle Rd will be closed from the Foyleside Roundabout out to Nixons Corner as will the lower deck of the Craigavon bridge . Diversions will be in place via the upper deck

Carlisle Rd will be closed one way from the Diamond towards Craigavon Bridge as well as Shipquay St closed in both directions. There will also be no access to The Diamond from Fahan St or Bishop St.

Buses will operate between the Foyleside East car park and the start line from 6:30am for race competitors.

Please follow the diversions in place as well as any instructions given by marshals or PSNI and allow an extra 10 – 15 mins onto your journey time if travelling in and around the city on Sunday

Or better still.. Leave the car at home and come out and support this great event