September 23, 2010

Women's Half Marathon Will Result in Road Closures Saturday, Sept. 25

The inaugural Women's Half Marathon will bring more than 5,000 runners and walkers from 43 states to experience the sights and sounds of Music City.

To minimize any inconvenience, please be aware of the road closures in your area and plan accordingly by taking an alternate route or allowing for additional travel time.

We invite you to join in the experience by attending the free two-day health and fitness expo, volunteering or cheering on the runners as they race by.

The half marathon begins at 7 a.m. Roads along the course will be closed and then re-opened on a rolling basis as the runners and walkers pass by the various areas on the course.

Most road closures will occur between 6 and 11:30 a.m. Police and course monitors will be set up at each intersection on the course. Vehicles will not be allowed on the course once that section of roadway has been closed. Detours and alternate routes will be provided by police and course monitors.

At certain intersections, cars may be “pulsed” across the course when deemed safe by the officer controlling that intersection. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to find a large enough break in the participants to “pulse” across your car. We recommend residents and businesses along the course review the road closure chart and plan ahead to take alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.

No Parking Zones
Streets along the course will be marked with “No Parking – Tow Away Zone” signs beginning Friday, Sept. 24. On race morning, vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be TICKETED AND TOWED at the owners’ expense if parked on the streets listed below. Please be sure to park on a side street.

For more information visit www.womenshalfmarathon.com or call the Road Closure Hotline at 877-0222.