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Everything you need to know ahead of the ABP Southampton Marathon

As 10,000 runners take to the streets of Southampton this Sunday for the ABP Southampton Marathon, here's everything you need to know about the event.


The half and full marathons kick off from Southampton Guildhall at 9 o'clock on Sunday morning and the 10k run begins an hour later at 10. Runner will see some of the city's most famous landmarks, including Bargate, St Mary's Stadium and the Itchen Bridge as they return to Guildhall via the city centre.

Race Village:

Road Closures:

Roads in and around Southampton will be closed as early as 7 o'clock on the morning of the race with motorists being advised to check the graphic below and plan their journey in advance.

The most notable closures include roads close to the Guildhall and two of the city's three bridges. Both the Itchen and Cobden Bridges will be closed, while the Northam Bridge will remain open for access into the city centre.


A £2.50 pay and display ticket purchased before midday in West Park Road Multi-storey Car Park on Sunday will be valid all day if you're running the race. This means runners won't have to worry about parking expiring before they finish and will give them chance to relax in the city centre before heading home.


The Race Village will be open to spectators on the morning of the race, with plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed. There's live footage on a big screen, interviews with runners and food and drink. 


Picture credit: ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k event

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