THOUSANDS are expected to take part in the Wirral half marathon this weekend.
Around 2,500 runners will take to the streets to run the races, which are organised by local events company, BTR.
The half marathon and 10K challenge is the first of its kind in Wirral.
BTR have received approximately, 1,742 entrants for the half marathon and 923 in the 10K.
Race Director at BTR Alan Rothwell said: “Many entrants will have run in the Chester marathon last weekend and will use the half or 10K distance as a recovery run.
“As the event is new to the area it attracts many people to the borough who would not normally visit.
“We have had entries from Denmark, Spain, Norway and Belgium.”
The Wirral Half Marathon and Wirral 10K will start in Birkenhead Park and end in New Brighton.
It will start at 9.30am in the Upper Park section of Birkenhead Park and Ashville Rd will be closed to vehicles from 7.30am.
Roads will be closed, starting at around 6am, with some closures remaining in place until about 2pm.
A full list of road closures is at www.btrliverpool.com/ event/wirral-half/#latest-news