Austin buzzing ahead of LIVESTRONG Marathon

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 16 at 7:21 PM

AUSTIN -- Thousands of people gathered Saturday at the Palmer Events Center as runners picked up their race day packets and last minute gear before Sunday's races.

An estimated 20,000 runners will hit the streets of Austin Sunday morning for the marathon and half marathon, with an additional 30,000 people there cheering them on.

KVUE spoke with runners Saturday from all over, many from out of town. They say this race is a great chance to explore Austin, and all it has to offer.

"I think it's a great race. I like austin it's one of my favorite cities to visit, my brother lives here and it's fun to come here," said runner Joe Abiog, visiting from Indianapolis.

The race will start bright and early at 7 a.m. at the corner of 16th St. and Congress Ave. It will finish on the other side of the State Capitol at 10th and Congress.

Some streets downtown are already blocked off.

Marathon organizers say that when possible Sunday, try to avoid the following intersections: Burnett Rd. at Northcross Rd., 38th St. at Duval Rd., 45th St. at Duval Rd., 45th St. at Bull Creek Rd., and 2222 at Shoal Creek Rd.

For much more information about closings and delays, click here:

http://youraustinmarathon.com/images/stories/2013/traffic%20guide.pdf

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