Half-Mile Marathon scheduled Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Published 12:04 pm Friday, May 19, 2023
The Second Annual Music and Miles Half Marathon will be held Saturday morning in downtown Elizabethton, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Elizabethton Police Department asks that motorists traveling near the race route and in the downtown area use extra care and caution. Motorists are advised to watch for police officers, firemen, Street, Parks and Rec employees, along with the many race volunteers that will be out at intersections along the race route to ensure the safety of the race participants.
This 13.1 mile foot race starts and finishes on Third Street at the Covered Bridge Park and stretches across town from 19E to Hatcher Lane to the Tweetsie Trail all the way to the turn-around on the trail just before Mary Patton Highway. The following intersections without traffic signals will be closed to vehicle traffic with barricades to ensure the safety of the race participants- Legacy Drive at West G and Forsyth, Ward Street at West G and West Elk, Parkway Boulevard from West Elk to West G, and Holly Lane at West Elk to Lee Avenue. In addition to the Tweetsie Trail, the race course is also on some open streets, so we ask for runners to be alert for vehicles in these areas and move to the sidewalk or left of the street in the neighborhood streets around TA Dugger, Elizabethton High School, West Side Elementary, and along Hattie Avenue downtown.
Also, motorists are advised that the Elizabethton High School graduation will be at the same time as the marathon.