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Asheville City Marathon Kicks Off Tomorrow

Nearly 3,500 runners will hit the streets early tomorrow in the first Asheville Citizen-Times City Marathon. The race starts at 6 a.m. at Woodfin Street for both the full and half marathons. With more than 26 miles to cover the roads along the route will have to be closed. Almost 20 streets in and around downtown Asheville will be shut down for hours.  Organizers expect a few folks to be inconvenienced but overall say it should be a successful experience for all the runners.

For more info on the race, click here.

For a map of the race, click here.

The following streets will be closed Saturday, September 28th:

Woodfin Street - Market to Central (4:00 a.m.-6:30 a.m. & Westbound lane from 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
College Street - Oak to Charlotte (5:55 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.)
Charlotte Street - College to Edwin (5:55 a.m. - 6:50 a.m.)
Beaverdam Road - Kimberly Ave. to Merrimon Ave. (Westbound lane from 6:10 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.)
Lakeshore Drive - Mt. Vernon to Elkwood (6:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.)
Riverside Drive - Elk Mtn Rd. to Broadway (6:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.)
Michigan Ave. - Waynesville to Haywood (7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)
Amboy Road - Riverview Dr. to Lyman (Westbound lane from 7:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.)
Depot Street - 5 Pts. to Oakland (Northbound lane from 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Pines Grove - Livingston to Myrtle (7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Myrtle - Pines Grove to Congress (7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Clingman Ave. Extension - 5 Pts. to Clingman Ave. (7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Clingman Ave. - Clingman Ave. Extension to Hilliard (Northbound Street Parking 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Broadway - Weaver to Ocala (Southbound/Right lane 6:55 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.)
Lexington - I-240 to Walnut (Southbound street parking 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)
Walnut - Lexington to Market (7:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.)
Market - Walnut to Woodfin (7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

The City of Asheville's and the Citizen-Times City Marathon/5K have worked together to minimize detour and delays for Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) on Friday September 27th from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Sat. September 28th from 6am-1pm.

Below is the list of expected detours and delays, but changes to routes and detours may occur on other routes without further notice as necessary for safety and on-time performance.

Saturday, September 28th

N1- Merrimon Ave. - Lakeshore Rd.
 During the 7am trip, N1 will serve the transit-stop on Elkwood Ave at Merrimon, then turn around and return to downtown via Merrimon Ave.  N1 will serve the transit-stop at Merrimon Ave @ Beaverdam Rd. and Merrimon Ave @ Lakeshore Dr.
 N1 will not serve Lakeshore Dr. and the following transit stop from 7am-8am.
o Elkwood Ave  @ Valley Park Rd
o Lakeshore Dr  @Elkwood Ave
o Lakeshore Dr  @ Westwood Rd.
o Lakeshore Dr  @ Glenview Rd
o Lakeshore Dr  @ Pine Tree Circle
o Lakeshore Dr  @ Mt Vernon Place
o Lakeshore Dr  @ Merrimon Ave

N2- Merrimon Ave. - Beaverdam Rd.
 Delays possible on Beaverdam Rd around 7:45 am only.

C - Louisiana Ave. - Biltmore Village - Fairview Rd.
 Delays possible on Amboy Rd. from 7:50-11:20 am.
W1 - Haywood Rd -Deaverview Rd
 Delays possible on Hilliard Ave and Clingman Ave. from 7:45-12:45.
W2 - Haywood Rd - Brevard Rd
 Delays possible on Hilliard Ave and Clingman Ave. from 7:45-12:45.
S4 - S. French Broad Ave. - Livingston Heights - AB-Tech
 Delays possible on Livingston Ave., Depot St. and Oakland from 7:45-12:45.

This information can be found online at http://www.ridetheart.com/. For more information, please visit http://www.ridetheart.com/ or call 253-5691.

 



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