RUNNERS young and old are hoping to beat their personal best at the annual Bradford City Run this Sunday.

People of all levels will race on the 5K loop complete with four different race distances.

The course will give almost 1,000 runners a breezy Autumnal jog round Bradford city centre, including landmarks like City Park, Bradford University, the Broadway and Little Germany.

Two laps raises the distance up to 10K with the option for more daring runners to take on a half marathon.

Some people will take on the new 10 mile route while kids can get a taste of the big race at the one mile fun run.

In the runners information pack. Bradford City Run's organisers said: "The beauty of Bradford City Runs is that it is totally inclusive for all types of runners and abilities.

"We welcome runners of all levels, including those in fancy dress, to walk, run, support and celebrate a great community event. A fun filled family day with entertainment and prizes."

The event is delivered in a partnership between Bradford Council and Bradford Athletics Network. It is also supported by Living Well programme as well as the University of Bradford, Bradford College, St Bede’s School and many of the RunBradford running groups, clubs and volunteers who lend their services to marshal the event.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's executive member for healthy people and places, said: "It is unique in that offers a variety of distances and a special race for children."

Runs start at 9.30am.

A full list of road closures has been issued for the day:

  • full length Princes Way;
  • Godwin Street from Sunbridge Road to Manchester Road;
  • Thornton Road from Godwin Street to Listerhills Road;
  • Listerhills Road from Thornton Road for 68 meters in a westerly direction;
  • full length Lower Grattan Road;
  • full length Longside Lane; Smith Street from Listerhills Road to tumbling Hill Street;
  • full length Hey Street;
  • full length Richmond Road;
  • Shearbridge Road from Campus Road to Great Horton Road;
  • Woodhead Road from Summerville Road to Shearbridge Road;
  • Great Horton Road from Summerville Road to Godwin Street;
  • Morley Street from Chester Street to Godwin Street;
  • full length Back Laisteridge Lane;
  • Laisteridge Lane from Sherborne Road to Great Horton Road;
  • full length Randall Well Street;
  • full length Chester Street;
  • Little Horton Lane - from Chester Street to Princes Way;
  • full length Norfolk Gardens;
  • full length Channing Way;
  • Bridge Street from Hall Ings to Sunbridge Road;
  • Sunbridge Road from Bridge Street to Godwin Street;
  • full length Broadway;
  • Bank Street from Hustlergate to Broadway;
  • full length Charles Street;
  • full length Market Street;
  • full length Lower Kirkgate;
  • Manor Row from Cheapside to Upper Piccadilly;
  • Cheapside from Lower Kirkgate to Manor Row;
  • Canal Road from Lower Kirkgate to Balme Street;
  • Bolton Road from Church Bank to Balme Street;
  • full length Church Bank;
  • Peckover Street from East Parade to Barkerend Road;
  • full length Chapel Street;
  • full length Burnett Street;
  • full length Well Street;
  • full length Vicar Lane;
  • full length Field Street;
  • full length Currer Street and full length Hustlergate.