Great North Run road closures confirmed as Sir Mo Farah gets ready to run his final race

Sir Mo Farah will be ending his professional career with this year’s Great North Run – which he has won six times (Picture: Getty Images)

The Great North Run is set to get underway on Sunday morning, with a mix of professional athletes and members of the public taking part – and it’s a particularly big day for Sir Mo Farah.

That’s because it will be the final race of the 40-year-old’s incredible running career – with Mo bowing out after taking on the 13.1 mile run, which he has won six times in the past.

‘Knowing it is the last time, is going to be quite emotional in so many ways. Because, you know, this is it,’ he told BBC Sport.

Mo will join around 60,000 participants in the race, which begins at Newcastle Quayside and heads towards the east coast of the UK.

Here’s which roads will be closed for the event…

What road closures will there be for the Great North Run?

Here’s which roads you can expect to be closed while the run is taking place…

A167 Central Motorway, Cowgate Roundabout/Grandstand Road Interchange to Great North Road (B1318 Interchange) – from 8pm on Saturday, September 9-6.30pm on Sunday, September 10

A167 Central Motorway, closed from Great North Road Interchange (B1318) to Park Lane – from 8.45am until 5pm on Sunday, September 10.

A184 Park Lane/Felling Bypass to Whitemare Pool Interchange – from 9am-5pm on Sunday September 10

A194 (M), Whitemare Pool Interchange/Leam Lane to John Reid Road Roundabout (A1300) – from 9.45am until 4pm on Sunday, September 10

John Reid Road (A1300) to Prince Edward Road (A1300) to Redwell Lane/Coast Road (A183) roundabout – from 9.45am-4pm on Sunday September 10

Coast Road (A183) closed from Redwell Lane to Mowbray Road, from 8am until 5.30pm on Sunday, September 10

Bents Park Road closed from Sea Way to Mowbray Road – from 2.45am on Sunday, September 10 until 5.30pm

Coast Road (A183) closed from Marsden Rock to Redwell Lane (Northbound only) – from 2pm-5.30pm on Sunday September 10.

You’ll be able to watch live coverage as the race unfolds (Picture: Getty Images)

How to watch the Great North Run on TV

If you can’t make it to Newcastle to watch the Run in person, the good news is that you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your sofa.

Live coverage of the Great North Run kicks off on BBC One on Sunday morning from 10am, going all the way through to 2pm.

A highlights show will air later on BBC Two at 5pm.

If you miss any of it, you’ll be able to catch up via the BBC iPlayer.

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