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Get ready for Doncaster Road Races - here is all you need to know..

A Doncaster Road Race in action
A Doncaster Road Race in action

The scene is set for Doncaster's Road Races that take place around the town tomorrow evening,  July 18, from 6.30 to 9.30pm.

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to view the spectacle, and there will be some road closures, along with bus diversions, around the town centre.

This will be the twenty-third such Doncaster event, that was moved a week forward this year, to avoid a clash with England playing in the semi-final of the World Cup.

Runners come to Doncaster from around the country to take part in the races, that include a Fun Run at 7pm, a veterans' race at 7.30pm and the Open Race at 8pm, with big cash prizes up for grabs to the winners.

There will be medals for all finishers of the one mile fun run and Technical T-shirts for all who finish the 5K.

Organised by Doncaster Athletic Club, the open race is a fast three-lap run around the town centre. The route will be well marshalled with police in attendance.

Anyone who entered after June 30 must collect their number and chip from race HQ, open from 5.30pm at The Danum Hotel, in Doncaster town centre.

Car users are advised to park in Doncaster Civic Quarter Car Park, off College Road, it is well signed and only minutes' walk from the start. Additional parking is available at the Markets Short Stay Car Park off Church Way (DN1 1QZ), which is next to the race finish.

Buses will operate as follows:-

1. Services from Thorne Road and South Parade will divert via Waterdale and Trafford Way to and from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange.

2. Services on Trafford Way from Carr House Road and White Rose Way to operate directly along Trafford Way to and from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange.

3. Services from Cleveland Street to operate via Trafford Way to and from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange.

4. Services 15 and 15a to operate via Church Way to and from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange.