Lindley Community Group has given the green light to the Lindley 10k race and Lindley Junior Run going ahead next month.

The Lindley 10k and Junior Run were scheduled to take place in the summer but have been rescheduled and both events will now take place on Sunday October 17.

The Lindley Junior Run is a 2 kilometre race for under 15s which will start at 9am on Lidget Street. Lindley 10k is a 10 kilometre circular race for competitors who are aged 15 or over. The event will start on Lidget Street at 9.30am.

The races usually form part of a wider weekend of community events, which includes the Lindley Carnival and Lindley Street Party and which usually takes place in early summer.

However, the event organisers, Lindley Community Group, took the decision earlier this year to cancel the Carnival and Street Party this year and reschedule the Lindley 10k and Junior Run for October.

Entries from last year’s 10k automatically rolled-over to the race this year and there are over 600 entrants.

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Due to the roads being used for the races, the following roads will be closed on Sunday October 17: the full length of Lidget Street (between 7am and 12.30pm), Acre Street (from the junction with Lidget Street to the Old Wire Works pub) between 8am and 10am, the full length of West Street between 8.30am and 10.30am and the full length of Weatherhill Road between 8.30am and 10.30am.

Lidget Street/Hollybank Road Car Park will be closed on the day of the race but there will be some parking available on Acre Street, across from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

This year, Lindley Community Group are supporting the Royal Air Force Association. Sponsors include No. 10 Bar, Bex’s Café, Brothers Pearse GAA Gaelic Football Club, CityFibre, The Foot Company, Gladiators Boxing, Hip Hops Beer Shop, Inspirations Florist Salendine Nook, Lassíc Homewares & Furniture, Manor House Lindley, Marsh Design, Medicare Chemists, The Mount School, Rybrook Group and ‘Udders Orchard Cider.

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Clr Cahal Burke, chairman at Lindley Community Group, said: “The annual Lindley 10k race and Lindley Junior Run are always popular community events and we are delighted that they will be going ahead this year, particularly because we had to cancel last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“There’s a lot of hard work behind the scenes to organise these events and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved, including our dedicated volunteers, our fantastic sponsors and our amazing local businesses. Without them, these events wouldn’t be possible.”

Further information about the events can be found on the Lindley Community Group website at: