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Marathon offers alternate routes for church services

Posted March 20, 2015
Updated March 21, 2015

First Baptist Church in downtown Raleigh on Nov. 5, 2009

— The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Raleigh is Sunday, April 12. The race will cause a series of road closures throughout downtown and surrounding areas in Raleigh.

To help those trying to church services that morning, the race will be posting church-specific alternate routes for 24 churches and will have officers posted to guide traffic flow.

With thousands of runners registered to participate and dozens of bands performing along the route, road closures are expected to make a major impact on traffic flow.

Course map

Both races start in downtown Raleigh and wind east past Chavis Park, Oakwood Cemetery and William Peace University.

The 1/2 marathon route diverges from the marathon on the campus of NC State and winds back down Western Blvd to return to the Fayetteville Street finish line.

The marathon route heads west to the campus of Meredith College, then south to Lake Johnson before a return through Centennial Campus and to the finish line.

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  • Todd Jenkins Mar 21, 2015
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    The race producers are getting fat and happy all the money from these events. Raleigh needs to pass the true cost of these events along to the producers….and runners…..