Stranded residents have complained about road closures for the Gloucester 10K race.
The first-ever 10K race for the city centre, held last Sunday, saw a number of city centre roads closed for several hours.
But one resident, who runs a care providing firm, said: "We work with a lot of vulnerable people in the city centre and they expect our girls to be there for them.
"I support the idea of the race but it shouldn't be in the city centre. Why don't they do it in the countryside where it isn't going to affect people?"
A Gloucester Docks resident told users of Thisisgloucestershire.co.uk that he arrived to work an hour late after not being allowed to leave the area.
Another resident said: "I suggest before they organise another race, the route does not shut off a whole community .The Pied Piper race is much larger but we do not have this hassle."
Amy Budd, marketing manager for race organisers GO2, said: "We're sorry that some residents were affected by the road closures.
"Making a race traffic-free always causes some disruption, but we worked hard to keep it to a minimum."
She added that closures were advertised in the media, through leaflets and road signs. All roads reopened by 10.55am.
Pick up your Thursday Citizen to find out more about next year's race plans.