AUSTIN, Texas — Heads up, drivers! Thousands of runners will hit the pavement downtown for this year's Austin Marathon, and that means several roads will be closed.
The races will include the marathon, half marathon and 5K and will begin at 7 a.m. on Feb. 16. Here's a look at the race schedule.
Although the big race is on Sunday, you will see road closures starting on Friday.
Only one block will be closed starting Friday at 8 a.m. on East Ninth Street between Congress Avenue and Brazos Street.
Starting at midnight on Saturday, Congress Avenue between Cesar Chavez and 11th Street, and Riverside Drive between South First Street and Lee Barton Road will be closed.
Here's a look at the full traffic guide:
Austin Marathon Alternate Routes:
For east and west travel, consider using Seventh Street. For north and south travel, use Seventh Street to access Interstate Highway 35 or Airport Boulevard. MoPac Expressway main lanes are also a good alternate route for travelers heading north or south in the area
If you'd like to sign up to participate in any of the races, there's still time. You can register online here.
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