A high street and bridge in a Buckinghamshire town are among a number of roads that will temporarily close for a popular marathon event.

A popular annual marathon will mean the temporary closure of several central roads in Marlow for the safety of runners and those supporting them on the sidelines this Sunday (November 5). 

The Marlow Half-Marathon and Marlow 7 event has become a well-established tradition in the town, with hundreds of residents turning out each year to take on the picturesque course, which winds through the Chiltern Hills and Hambledon after setting off from Marlow’s historic bridge.

This year’s race is upping the stakes by offering runners a new alternative route to the established 13 and 7-mile options in celebration of its 35th anniversary. 

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The challenging Frankenstein course, named in honour of Mary Shelley, who finished writing her famous novel whilst living in Marlow, will take entrants on a newly devised 10km multi-terrain route, one-third on road and two-thirds on trails.

Sunday’s event will necessitate road closures on Marlow Bridge and The Causeway between 9am and 9:45am, as well as on Marlow High Street, West Street and along Oxford Road and Chalkpit Lane between 9:15 and 10am.

Additionally, a managed crossing point will be in operation on Henley Road near the Pound Lane Junction between 10am and 12:30pm.

Are you competing in the race this weekend?