• Expect traffic closures ahead of Novant Health Charlotte Marathon


    The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon will be Saturday beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Romare Bearden Park.

    Event organizers expect 5,000 participants.

    This popular event, formerly the Thunder Road Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K, involves numerous street and lane closures along the marathon route.

    It follows a course through the Dilworth, Myers Park, South End, Third Ward, Belmont, NoDa, Plaza-Midwood, Chantilly, Elizabeth, and Second Ward neighborhoods.

    The race will finish on South Mint Street at BB&T Ballpark.

    Traffic delays should be expected along the marathon route.

    Uptown road closures on Saturday, Nov. 11:

    • Fourth Street between Graham and Poplar streets: 5 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    • Poplar Street between Fourth and Mint streets: 5 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Mint Street including Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard intersection: 5 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Graham and Church streets: 5 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Graham Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Fourth Street: 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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