Austin Marathon could disrupt your Sunday drive

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several streets in and around the downtown area will be closed Sunday for the Austin Marathon.

The race begins at the Capitol at 7 a.m.

There will be a horde of people trucking through downtown, down South Congress and up South 1st Street to start the race.

After the course heads west on Cesar Chavez, it stays mostly in neighborhoods, including Tarrytown, Allandale, and a little farther north to the area behind Northcross Mall.

The route then heads back south, again, mostly in neighborhoods. Runner then take a little jog on North Loop before heading back down through Hyde Park and the University of Texas campus.

The race ends at 10th and Congress, in front of the Capitol.

For the half-marathon, runners will use 15th Street to cut back into downtown.

Main thoroughfares that will be open to vehicle traffic include:

  • Mopac, Lamar, Red River and Interstate 35 to take drivers north and south.
  • Anderson Lane, 2222, 45th street or 5th and 6th streets are your best bets for heading east and west around the route
  • Barton Springs Road, Riverside Drive, as well as Oltorf will get you across the course further south

 

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