Travel Information for Sunday 24 March

There will be thousands of runners and spectators heading to the centre of Coventry on the morning of the race and road closures will be in place on Sunday 24 March along the Half Marathon and 5k routes so please allow plenty of time for any travel.

Diversions will be in place where possible to ensure continued access around the city. To aid the flow of traffic prior to the race start, a number of crossing points will be in operation.

Most road closures will operate from 7.00am. Roads will begin re-opening from 9.15am and will be fully reopened by 1.00pm.

Please note, once closures are in place, no vehicles will be permitted on to the race route (other than at crossing points) until closures are lifted.

Information about public transport on the day can be found at Network West Midlands.

Road Closures

  • Hales Street
  • Fairfax Street / Priory St
  • Cox Street
  • Whitefriars St
  • Gosford St (part)
  • Jordan Well/Earl Street
  • Little Park Street
  • New Union Street
  • Warwick Road – between New Union Street & Greyfriars Road
  • Greyfriars Road – one way from Queen Victoria Rd to Warwick Rd
  • Queen Victoria Road
  • Corporation Street
  • Engleton Rd* – between Radford Rd and Moseley Ave
  • Moseley Ave* – between Holyhead Road & Lawrence Saunders Road
  • Coundon Wedge Drive – restricted access / egress only
  • Birmingham Road – between Coundon Wedge Drive & Butcher’s Lane
  • Butcher’s Lane*
  • Butt Lane
  • Washbrook Lane
  • Bridle Brook Lane
  • Wall Hill Road – between Bridle Brook Lane & Hollyfast Lane
  • Hollyfast Lane
  • Long Lane
  • Waste Lane
  • Brownshill Green Road – between Long Lane & Coundon Green
  • Hollyfast Road*
  • Westhill Road*
  • Barker’s Butts Lane*
  • Palmer Lane
  • Trinity Street
  • New Buildings
  • High Street
  • Pepper Lane

Crossing Points

  • Lawrence Saunders Road to/from Lydgate Road Closed 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Browett Road into Moseley Avenue (exit only) Closed 8:30am - 9:25am
  • Kingsbury Road to/from Grayswood Avenue Closed 8:30am - 9.35am
  • Coundon Wedge Drive to/from Pickford Way Closed 8:30am - 9:40am
  • Browns Lane to/from The Windmill Hill Closed 8:40am - 9:55am
  • Brownshill Green Road Closed 9:15am - 11:15am
  • Cedars Avenue/Southbank Road/Courtland Avenue into Scotts Lane Closed 9:15am - 11:30am
  • Browett Road into Three Spires Avenue Closed 9:15am - 11:30


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Travelling to Coventry

By car

Follow signs for Coventry City Centre; the Race Village is in University Square, next to Coventry Cathedral.

From Birmingham

Use the A45 and A4114

From the North West or M6

From M6 Junction 4 take the A446 south and then A45 and A4114

From M6 Junction 3 take the A444 south

From M6 Junction 2 take the A4600

From the South West (M5) or M42

Exit M42 at Junction 6 and take the A45 and then A4114

From the M40

Exit at Junction 15 and take the A46 north

From the South/M1

Exit M1 at Junction 17 and use the M45 and A45

From the North/M1

Exit M1 at Junction 21 and use the M69 and A46


There are many car parks in Coventry city centre, the vast majority of which are within a 5 – 10 minute walk of the Race Village, by the Cathedral. Check the City Centre Map to see which Car Parks are affected by road closures.

Please visit Coventry County Council for details of the car parks, charges and disabled parking.

By Rail

Coventry Railway Station in Station Square is approximately 20 minute’s walk from the Race Village. Check arrival times if you choose to come to Coventry by train.

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