King’s Lynn roads to close during GEAR run

Launch of Bespak GEAR'New Logo ANL-150511-084631009
Launch of Bespak GEAR'New Logo ANL-150511-084631009

To accommodate Sunday’s big GEAR race, there will be a number of road closures in and around Lynn town centre.

King Street, Queen Street, Church Street, Stonegate Street, Millfleet and the quayside will be closed from 9.30am until 12.45pm, while London Road and Wisbech Road (coming into town) will be closed from 10.15am until 12.45pm.

The Tuesday Market Place will be closed from 8am until 2pm.

Full details of all road closures can be found at:

All car parks in the town, except Tuesday Market Place and Common Staithe Quay (behind the Corn Exchange) are open and can be accessed while the roads are open.

Visitors planning to arrive after 9.30am or leave before 12.30pm should use St James Multi Storey, Albert Street Car Park, Austin Fields, Austin Street, Vancouver (formerly Old Cattle Market at Sainsburys), Blackfriars Street or Juniper car parks.

These will be accessible throughout the event.

The fast, flat course takes runners on a loop through the town centre, through The Walks and along the waterfront, showcasing some of the town’s key heritage and retail areas.

This year’s race will also be streamed live over the internet with a camera positioned at the start/finish line on the Tuesday Market Place.

It will capture the action as it happens for both races.

The live stream will be broadcast from the homepage of the Grand East Anglia Run at

Music around the course will be supplied by the Springwood High School Band and the Lynn Samba Band.

The Tuesday Market Place will be buzzing with stalls and stands during the day, including Pilch Sports and sports jewellery outlet Charming Rewards who will both be supplying spot prizes for the 10k runners - listen to the race commentator to see if your number has won a prize.

Borough councillor Elizabeth Nockolds said: “It’s going to be another fantastic event with many thanks going to all the amazing volunteers and supporters who help make it such a success.”