The 26.2 mile course of Sunday’s California International Marathon ends at the Capitol, which means that most of it takes place outside of the downtown/Midtown Grid. But if you’re planning on being out and about on Sunday morning, be aware that a number of streets will be closed in the usually-quiet central city.
Particularly between about 8 a.m. and noon, Grid streets will be problematic. If you live in the Grid, walk or bike.
With approximately 14,000 runners expected to participate, the area around the Capitol is likely to be crawling with cars and pedestrians. Organizers just released the mile-by-mile lowdown on road closures, by intersection. Here are the closures that will effect the central city. These are the times the California Highway Patrol is expecting to close and reopen various streets to regular automotobile traffic:
Mile 24: 33rd & J St. (just before Alhambra). Close: 8:12 a.m. Reopen: 12:46 p.m.
Mile 25: 22nd & L St. (just before RR tracks). Close: 8:15 a.m. Reopen: 1:00 p.m.
Mile 26: 8th & L St. Close: 8:18 a.m. Open: 1:14 p.m.
The finish line area, between 8th and 10th Streets and Capitol Mall, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To see a course tour on the CIM website, go to www.runcim.org/data/coursetour.html
For more information about this year’s event, see www.runcim.org.