Road Closures

To ensure the safety of competitors and spectators road closures will be in operation at the very start of the Chippenham Half Marathon between 9:00am and 10:15am and as the runners head back towards the finish from 10:20am to 1:00pm. All affected roads will be opened as soon as the runners have passed through and it is safe to do so. Warning signs will be put up on affected streets several weeks before the race and we are working closely with Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Police and other agencies to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

Access for residents will be available but you may be asked to wait until it is safe to proceed.

Saturday 8th September 2018

Cones will be placed on Bristol Road (A420) from the Folly roundabout at the junction with Hardenhuish Lane down to Chippenham Sports Club during Saturday evening to prevent parking and will be removed once the race has started.

Sunday 9th September 2018

9:00am to 10:15am - Bristol Road (A420) will be closed to all through traffic from the Folly roundabout at the junction with Hardenhuish Lane to the junction with Woodlands Road. At 9:30am all of Bristol Road, Park Lane, New Road, The Causeway and London Road to the junction with Pewsham Way will be closed just before the race starts and will be reopened as soon as the runners have passed through and it is safe to do so.

Stanley Lane and the route through the villages of Tytherton Lucas, East Tytherton, Avon and Langley Burrell will be open to traffic at all times. However, large numbers of runners will be on this part of the course from about 10:00am until 12:00pm so traffic will be asked to wait until it is safe to proceed. Drivers are asked to avoid this area and use an alterntive route if possible.

Runners will be crossing Swindon Road (B4069) where Hill Corner Road joins it from about 10:15am until about 12.30pm. Traffic will be asked to wait until there is a safe gap in the runners crossing the road before proceeding.

10:15am to 1.00pm - Hill Corner Road, from the junction with Swindon Road (B4069 - Pew Hill) to the junction with Malmesbury Road (B4158), will be closed to all through traffic. An alternative route is available via New Road, Marshfield Road and Bristol Road

10:20am to 1:00pm - Malmesbury Road (B4158), from the junction with Hardenhuish Lane to the junction with Park Lane and Langley Road, will be closed to all through traffic. An alternative route is available via New Road, Marshfield Road and Bristol Road.


We are working hard to ensure that the Chippenham Half Marathon will cause a minimum of disruption to residents and we thank you in anticipation of your support and apologize for any inconvenience caused. If you have any queries concerning the road closures and traffic diversions on race day then please contact us.