THE routes are in for the English Half Marathon Festival of Running.

The now familiar half marathon route for the race on September 21, sponsored by New Balance, takes runners over the Cantilever Bridge before heading through Grappenhall, Appleton Thorn and Stretton and back to the start at Victoria Park.

The new 10k race, which starts at the same time, follows the same route down Stockton Lane in Grappenhall before doubling back along Grappenhall Road for the return to Victoria Park.

The day also involves a one mile Live Wire challenge for families in the park.

And there also be a food festival, stalls, and much more.