City of Oaks marathon shuts down Raleigh roads

Raleigh roads have been shut down as approximately 3,500 runners compete in the City of Oaks marathon Sunday.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The City of Oaks Marathon will affect traffic in downtown Raleigh on Sunday.

Approximately 3,500 runners and walkers are expected to participant in the marathon and half-marathon.

Centennial Parkway from Avent Ferry Road to Blair Drive will be closed from 6:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Western Boulevard eastbound from Avent Ferry Road to Pullen Road will also be closed then.

Other street closures:

  • Hillsborough Street from Pullen Road to Blue Ridge Road will have limited traffic north to south across race route from 7 a.m. until noon.
  • Blue Ridge Road from Lake Boone Trail to Hillsborough Street northbound from 7:45 a.m. until noon. Southbound will be closed on Blue Ridge Road from Lake Boone Trail to Wade Avenue.

These downtown streets will remain open:

  • Person Street
  • Blount Street
  • Wilmington Street from South Street to Morgan Street
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