Denver Marathon Racing Into Fourth Year

10/16/2009 - 18:58

DenverMarathon_Logo_2.jpgThe largest marathon in the state of Colorado, the Denver Marathon, will once again return to the streets of Denver. Race day will draw approximately 10,000 runners from around the world and more than 1500 volunteers will join together again to help make the event a success over the course of race weekend.

The Denver Marathon follows a spectacular scenic route designed by renowned Boston Marathon and Denver Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray and his Denver Marathon operations team. The course will start in front of the State Capitol, travel past many of Denver’s major landmarks such as the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum. It loops through LoDo (lower downtown) including Larimer Square, Pepsi Center, Union Station and Coors Field, and winds through City, Cheesman and Washington Parks and their neighborhoods. The final stretch will take runners down Denver’s art district on Santa Fe Drive to the finish line and a post-race festival in Civic Center Park.

The race-course is flat and has little to no elevation change and will be certified by USA Track & Field as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.


McDonald’s Mile Kid’s Race
Saturday, October 17, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Civic Center Park

Denver Marathon, Half Marathon and ING Marathon Relay
Sunday, October 18, 2009
7:00 a.m.
Civic Center Park

Street closures:

Street closures throughout the city of Denver are anticipated between 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. during race day on a rolling closure schedule. Streets affected include the areas of: Civic Center Park, Cheesman Park, City Park, Washington Park, the LoDo area streets surrounding Pepsi Center and Coors Field. The residential streets of: 17th Ave., Gaylord, 11th Ave., Lincoln, 1st Ave., Logan, E. Kentucky, Downing, Franklin, Louisiana, Santa Fe, and 13th Ave. Denver Police assigned to every intersection on the race route will supervise emergency and public vehicular traffic. Detour signs will be posted at major intersections leading into the racecourse to safely re-route traffic. Please consult RTD for their revised bus routes for Race Day. Note that “No Parking Anytime” signs and “Tow Away Zone” signs will be placed on: 17th Ave. on both sides from Broadway to York; Gaylord from 17th Ave. to 11th Ave.; and Logan: from 1st Ave. to E. Kentucky. All other streets on the route will have an open traffic lane, and the Police will ‘pulse traffic’ across the streets for emergency vehicles. Residents should expect delays during this time and the Denver Marathon recommends pre-planning activities during race day to minimize any traffic inconveniences.

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