Close to 2000 runners are set to pound the roads tomorrow, Sunday, October 21.

The race as in previous years takes place on a mixture of closed and open public roads:

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The start and finish are both on Cainscross Road, which will be closed to all traffic between 08:00hrs and 12:30hrs.

Cainscross Road: closed from the Cainscross roundabout to Homebase traffic signals between 8.30am and 12:30pm

Paganhill Lane: downhill to Cainscross Roundabout will be closed between 8:45am and 12:30pm. Uphill will remain open.

Dudbridge Road: from Sainsbury’s to Cainscross Roundabout will be closed between 8:45am and 12:30pm. It will re-open only between 09:15am and 09:45am.

Delays expected: Ebley Road and at Horsetrough roundabout, and also on Stonehouse High Street and north onto the Gloucester Road

Standish Lane from the Gloucester Road to the A38: closed in both directions between 9:00am and approx. 11:30am

Grove Lane from the Whitminster Inn to the A419: closed in both directions between 09:15hrs and 11:30hrs.

Oldends Lane into Oldends Lane on Nupend Trading Estate: closed from 09:15hrs till 11:30hrs.

The finish area in Marling School Field is a great place to mingle, and for family and friends to greet their loved ones.

There is always a great atmosphere with some lovely refreshments provided by families of Stroud and District AC.

Commentary at the finish line will be provided by a familiar voice from former Forest Green matchday announcer Richard Joyce, who will share with the assembled crowd some interesting tales.

Parking is available in locations marked below:

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Looking at the entry list there is a strong field likely to be taking the start in both men's and ladies' races.

Phillip Bridge of Wells City Harriers returns to defend his 2017 title, sure to be one of his closest challengers for the win is David Bell of Cirencester AC hoping to improve on his second place in 2017.

Whilst Shona Crombie-Hicks from Cheltenham and County Harriers returns to defend her win in 2017.

The full race route, and other important information, can be seen at