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Road closures scheduled for 34th annual California International Marathon

Runners line up at the start line of the the California International Marathon Sunday on December 6, 2015 in Sacramento.
Runners line up at the start line of the the California International Marathon Sunday on December 6, 2015 in Sacramento. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

The Sunday running of the California International Marathon will mostly preclude any traffic on the course that begins at Folsom Dam and ends at the state Capitol.

Motorists should cross the course route before closures or find another route.

In past marathons, monitors occasionally allowed traffic to cross the course if there are large gaps between runners.

The finish line area around Eighth, Ninth and 10th streets and Capitol Mall will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to race organizers.

A field of 9,000 marathoners and 3,500 relay runners will participate in the 34th annual CIM. Marathoners and the first-leg relay runners begin at 7 a.m. at Folsom Dam.

The slightly downhill course is known for being a good place to run a fast time to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The CIM is put on by the Sacramento Running Association.

California International Marathon route

Source: California International Marathon
The Sacramento Bee

The road closure schedule:

1 - 5:20-7:35 a.m.: Oak Avenue

2 - 5:20-7:50 a.m.: American River Canyon Drive

5:20-7:50 a.m.: Santa Juanita and Oak avenues

3 - 6:55-8:05 a.m.: April Street and Oak Avenue

4 - 6:55-8:15 a.m.: Beech and Oak avenues

5 - 6:55-8:30 a.m.: Wachtel Way

6 - 6:55-8:45 a.m.: Fair Oaks Boulevard and Oak Avenue

7 - 6:55-9 a.m.: Woodlake Hills Drive and Fair Oaks Boulevard

6:55-9:15 a.m.: Greenback Lane

8 - 7:15-9:15 a.m.: Niessen Way and Fair Oaks Boulevard

7:15-9:30 a.m.: Madison Avenue

9 - 7:15-9:30 a.m.: Dorian Drive and Fair Oaks Boulevard

10 - 7:15-9:45 a.m.: Main Street and Fair Oaks Boulevard

7:15-9:50 a.m.: Sunrise Boulevard

11 - 7:15-10 a.m.: New York Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

12 - 7:15-10:15 a.m.: Hollister Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

13 - 7:15-10:30 a.m.: California Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

7:15-10:45 a.m.: Manzanita Avenue

14 - 7:30-10:45 a.m.: Grant Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

15 - 7:30-11 a.m.: Kenneth Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

16 - 7:30-11:15 a.m.: Garfield Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

17 - 7:30-11:30 a.m.: Paloma Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

18 - 7:30-11:45 a.m.: Saverien Drive and Fair Oaks Boulevard

19 - 7:30 a.m.-noon: Coronado and Fair Oaks boulevards

7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Watt Avenue

20 - 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Hawthorne Road and Fair Oaks Boulevard

21 - 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: University Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Howe Avenue

22 - 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Carlson Drive and J Street

23 - 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Bear Flag Way and J Street

24 - 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: 33rd and J streets

8 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Alhambra Boulevard

7:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: L Street

25 - 7:50 a.m.-1:35 p.m.: 22nd and L streets

26 - 7:50 a.m.-1:45 p.m.: Eighth and L streets

10,000 runners participate in the 33rd annual marathon from Folsom to downtown Sacramento. Elite racers use finish times to qualify for the Boston Marathon or Olympic Marathon trials.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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