FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
15th Annual Marathon Weekend Begins
The 2017 Little Rock Marathon Weekend is on the horizon and road closures are underway to make way for the various events. Both the start and finish lines for all races this weekend will be on 4th Street near the Scott and Main Street intersections. This will necessitate closing parking spaces and streets along the course.
Race officials expect more than 12,000 athletes and 40,000 spectators throughout the 26.2 mile course beginning Saturday with the 5K (3.1 miles) race, the 10K (6.2 miles) race, and the final mile of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon. Race weekend culminates with the running of the Marathon races on Sunday.
The first closings began downtown at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, March 2, with the closing of all parking spaces on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, until 5:00 p.m. March 6.
The remainder of the parking and road closings are as follows:
Thursday, March 2:
11:00 p.m. Closing of all parking on Main Street from Markham to 6th Streets until 11:59 p.m. March 5.
Friday, March 3:
8:00 a.m. Closing of Main Street from Markham Avenue to 6th Street; will reopen as race progresses Sunday afternoon; will fully re-open at 11:59 p.m. March 5. Closing of Scott Street from 3rd to 7th Streets; will reopen as race progresses Sunday afternoon; will fully re-open at 11:59 p.m. March 5.
Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5:
Saturday races will begin at 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at 4th and Scott Streets. Closures will begin at 5:30 a.m. along the entire 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon courses. All road closures will be final at 7:30 a.m.
Sunday's Marathon races begin at 7:00 a.m. at 4th and Scott Streets. Closures will begin at 4:30 a.m. along the entire 26.2 mile course. All road closures will be final at 6:30 a.m.
As Sunday's races progress, streets will re-open on a rolling basis at the discretion of the Little Rock Police Department.
Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to adjust their travel and parking accordingly. Comprehensive road closure information and a detailed map can be found at: http://littlerockmarathon.com/course/