A SERIES of Halesowen roads will be closed later this month as the Black Country Road Run takes place in the town.

Organised by Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club, the event will take place on Sunday September 12.

It is being opened by Line of Duty star Gregory Piper along with the Mayor of Dudley councillor Anne Millward.

The 10k race starts at 9.45am, while there is a shorter family fun run starting at 11.30am.

The event has been running since 2012, with thousands of people taking part every year, and it has helped raise more than £500,000 for charity.

This year it will raise money for the Mayor of Dudley’s charities - the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Dudley Mind.

The following roads will be closed from 9am to 11am: Dogkennel Lane; Summer Hill (between Hagley Road and Queensway); Summer Hill (between Dogkennel Lane and Powell Street); Waxland Road; Broadway Avenue.

Roads to be closed from 6am to 1pm: Pool Road; Great Cornbow; Rumbow; Birmingham Street; Birmingham Road; Hagley Road (section between Queensway roundabout and Hagley Street only); one lane of Queensway.

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Halesowen actor Gregory Piper is opening the run 

This year’s 10k route starts and finishes in the town centre and takes in the surrounding roads.

Entertainment will also be on in the town centre for runners and their families.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and Halesowen MP James Morris have already signed up to take part, as well as renowned local runner Blind Dave Heeley.

Volunteers are needed to help out on the day.

For more information go to www.theblackcountryrun.com.