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Brookhaven, Chamblee Roads to Close for Sunday Morning Marathon

Certain roads near Town Brookhaven will close Sunday morning for a 13.1-mile marathon.

Some roads in Brookhaven and Chamblee will close Sunday morning for the Allstate Insurance 13.1 Marathon and Karhu 5K. The race begins at 7 a.m. and ends at approximately 11 a.m. Along the course of the 13.1-mile race, there will be performances from bands, cheer squads, deejays.

A full list of streets included in the race along with the times they will close during the race is attached to this article. A full course map is also attached.

Lanes not reserved for runners remain open for vehicular traffic. For instance, if a street has two lanes and one lane is reserved for the runners, the other lane remains open to vehicular traffic in its normal direction. Major roads like Peachtree, Johnson Ferry, Harts Mill, and Ashford Dunwoody have one lane open for vehicular traffic in each direction throughout the race.
Police officers at each traffic intersection control traffic and maintain public safety.

During the race, participants in the designated runners’ lanes have the right of way, and police stop the runners only for an emergency vehicle to pass. Police make non-emergency traffic wait to cross the course until there is a gap in the runners, during which police direct cars through the gap until more runners arrive. These gaps generally occur during the last third of the race when the slower runners and walkers are passing.

Because runners have the right of way, drivers are advised to plan your drive to avoid crossing the course until the runners’ lane reopens. Generally, drivers will make better time by driving a longer distance that goes around the course, if possible, or by driving before or after the applicable street is closed to cross traffic.

Suggested Driving Directions
Click here for suggested driving directions on Ashford Dunwoody Road and Johnson Ferry Road.
Click here for suggested driving directions on Peachtree Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Kiri Walton October 07, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Just FYI: The proper name of this race is "13.1 Marathon," and it's a 13.1-mile race, not a standard full 26-mile marathon.

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