Marathon Creates Road Closures Sunday

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Alyssa Farley will be among nearly 12,000 people running on Sunday. It’ll be her first marathon.   

“I went through pregnancy. Now, if I gave birth I can finish this marathon. It should be a piece of cake.” 

The new mother says she’s been training since July and hopes to run the 26 mile race in less than four hours. 

“Although I’m not putting too much pressure on myself because you know, I did just give birth.” 

The race starts Sunday at 7 AM in Folsom and winds through Orangevale, Citrus Heights and Carmichael…and finishes in front of the State Capitol. Most of the race takes place on Fair Oaks Boulevard.

Denny Joyce is president of the marathon’s Board of Directors. He says if your driving near the marathon route…be prepared for rolling street closures. 

“We’ll have more runners then we’ve ever had before. With the number of runners that we have out there, it’s impossible for traffic to cross across the course.” 

His advice? 

“The best thing to do is to stay away from Fair Oaks on Sunday morning.” 

As for first-time marathon runner Alyssa Farley, she’s already got plans for after the race. 

“I’m going to have some ice cream. That’ll be my treat.”