Following its postponement in March of this year, due to bad weather, the Adidas City Run has now been rescheduled for Sunday 18th November 2018. This Fulham 10k route will follow its previous plan, and begin and end at Eel Brook Common, affecting New Kings Road, Munster Road, Dawes Road, Harwood Road, Fulham Road and Parsons Green Lane.
Aptly described as an ‘epic closed road event’, this will mean the New Kings Road will be closed between Wandsworth Bridge Road and Parsons Green, from 6am till 2pm. However, nearly every street in Fulham will be affected by this event either by road closure or resulting traffic.
Local MP Greg Hands, who was surprised to first hear of this "inaugural mass participation running event", having not been consulted on it, commented in March 2018: "Even though the organisers claim that the route and road closure timings were carefully considered - including by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Transport for London - and it is being organised for a good cause, these road closures will cause immense frustration and inconvenience for local residents.
"It is incredibly worrying that the organisers are implying that this might become an annual event, and you can bet that local residents won't forget this total lack of consultation."
A local resident took to Twitter and commented: "Closing Dawes Rd, Munster Rd and the bottom of Fulham Palace Rd will create gridlock. This is more disruptive than the cycling. Very happy that these events come to Fulham, they are great fun, but this route looks like a total nightmare."
Another SW6 resident described the consultation and route as: "Not a word. And I'm a runner and an SW6 resident. This is literally a map of hell on earth."