Charlotte Marathon: Expect traffic delays in and around uptown

Charlotte Marathon: Expect traffic delays in and around uptown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Event organizers for Saturday's Novant Health Charlotte Marathon are expecting 5,000 participants.

Traffic delays should be expected along the marathon route.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Romare Bearden Park in uptown and features five different races -- the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K and kids' 1-mile run.

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(WATCH BELOW as Traffic Team 9's Mark Taylor maps out how to get around uptown during the marathon)

Traffic information:

The event involves numerous street and lane closures along the marathon route.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on South Graham Street, the marathon will follow 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.

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