A fun run will be held to celebrate the opening of a new motorway junction and raise money for charity.

The opening of the M11 Junction 7A and widening of Gilden Way in Harlow will be marked by a 5K fun run on Thursday, June 9.

Participants over the age of 16 are asked to make a £10 donation, which will be split between a charity supporting children living with cerebral palsy and St Clare Hospice.

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During the event, a short road closure will be in place in Gilden Way, Harlow, from 6pm to 9pm.

Essex county councillor Lesley Wagland, who is cabinet member for infrastructure and planning, said: “We want to make the most of this unique pre-opening period and give local people an opportunity to see the new infrastructure ahead of it opening.

"Whether you want to run, jog or walk, the event is a great chance to see the scheme and we hope, raise some money for local charities."

There are still places available for anyone who wishes to sign up.