Roads are set to be closed this weekend in Bolton for a sold-out 10k fun run. 

The closures and restrictions will be between Chorley New Road in Heaton and the Toughsheet Community Stadium, where the Bolton Wanderers Community 10K Run will take place on Sunday, April 28. 

They will be in place from 7am to 2pm as more than 1,000 runners take to the streets to raise money for charity. 

Runners will start at the Toughsheet, before making their way up Chorley New Road and then returning to finish at the stadium. 

A stretch of De Havilland Way between Mansell Way and Burnden Way will be closed between 7am and 1pm, and Beaumont Road will be closed from Chorley New Road to Mossdale Avenue between 8am and 11.30am. 

From 8.30am to 12.30pm, Regent Road, Birksdal Way and Lostock Junction Lane will all be closed at their junctions with Chorley New Road. 

There will also be one-way traffic on three other sections of road between 8am and 11.30am:

De Havilland Way from Chorley New Road to Mansell Way, north-eastbound only

Chorley New Road, from De Havilland Way to Beaumont Road – eastbound only 

Chorley New Road, from Beaumont Road to Tudor Avenue – eastbound only. 

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No waiting will be allowed from 7am to 2pm between Chorley New Road and Mansell Way on De Havilland Way, and on Chorley New Road, from De Havilland Way to Overdale Drive. 

Top Bolton Council figures such as Chief Executive Sue Johnson and Director of Adult Services Rachel Tanner will be taking part, as well as Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. 

Community fundraiser at BWITC, Fran Austen, said: "It's a part-closed road route, so with it being our first year we didn't want to oversubscribe and went safe, offering 1150 places, which we sold out of. 

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"From those are 40 Bolton charities and CICs who are using the platform of the run to raise money for their own causes. 

"For example, The Bereavement Cafe has 20 people taking part to raise awareness. 

"We have also got a charity village at the stadium where charities and organisations taking part are able to have a stand to raise awareness of what they do to spectators." 

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She added: "It is great to give something back to the community. We are in a fortunate position as a charity, having the platform of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, we are their charity. 

"Because we are a community charity, it is good to be able to give back, to offer that platform for people to get involved." 

Nuffield Health will provide a 'cool down and stretch area' at the finish line, Injury Mechanics and Bolton University free sports massages to all participants and T4Physio will be available for free gait analysis and footwear advice. 

Bolton Wanderers Chairman, Sharon Brittan said: “We are extremely proud and excited to launch this new key event in Bolton’s calendar.

“We want to make sure our Club is a platform for good in our town and community, and so we are delighted to be able to host this event which will provide the opportunity to not only offer people a personal challenge but also to raise funds for a local Bolton charity close to their heart.”