More than 750 runners are expected on Tacoma-area streets early Saturday for the ninth Tacoma Narrows Marathon.
Between 7:50-11:30 a.m., motorists should expect rolling road and lane closures on North Skyline Drive, North 13th Street, Hawthorne Street, North 10th Street, South 25th Street, Center Street and Jefferson Avenue, according to a statement from the city of Tacoma.
The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Airport supervisor Jay Simons said normal airport operations will resume at 9 a.m.
The United States Track and Field-certified 13.1-mile course runs from the airport over the southern Narrows bridge using the Scott Pierson Trail. Runners then visit Cheney Stadium, where they take a lap on the warning track before making their way to the finish at downtown Tacoma’s Tollefson Plaza.
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Kate Landau of Tacoma and Benjamin Zywicki of Colorado won last year’s race. Landau, who set a Tacoma City Marathon record (2:43.51) in May, is registered. Zywicki is not registered for this year’s race.
The last chance to register for the race is Friday, 2-6 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports Tacoma, 3812 N. 26th St. The entry fee is $105. For information, see tacomanarrowshalf.com.