Eight road closures have been announced for the Hendy Eastleigh 10k run.

A capacity 2,850 runners will take part in the 39th addition of the race at 9am competing for over £3,000 worth of prizes in the event that will be held around the streets of Eastleigh, supporting the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal, and Wessex Heartbeat.

Organisers have warned of travel disruption, with Passfield Avenue being closed between 8.30am and 10.30am. 

There will be further road closures as the runners’ lead car travels along the new route which is Passfield Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Shakespeare Road, Twyford Road, Woodside Avenue, back along Passfield Avenue, Derby Road, Desborough Road, Chestnut Avenue and Passfield Avenue, before finishing in Fleming Park.

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Race Organiser, Steve Collins commented: “It's great that the people of Eastleigh really get behind the Hendy Eastleigh 10k as it provides such a great day for the town.

“The event has been more popular than ever with hundreds on a waiting list wanting to take part in the race.”

He added: “With fantastic support from Hendy the event is now one of the biggest and best 10K's in the UK with many top-class runners from throughout the country setting off alongside hundreds of fun runners, many of whom will be raising money for charity.”

This comes after the race was named as one of the best 10k races in the country by the leading running magazine, Runners World. 

Describing the event, Runners World said: “Those who travel to Eastleigh do so with one thing in mind, a personal best.

“The flat course, while not exactly gorgeous, attracts a fast field and plenty of club runners from the south.

“There’s great support en route, too, and the organisation is excellent, meaning that you only have to concentrate on one thing: hitting that new time goal.”