Runners set to race through city

The third annual Augusta Half Marathon begins Sunday at 7 a.m. at the Augusta Common.

Organizers estimate more than 900 participants in this year's race.

Festivities begin today with a fitness expo, fun run and carnival on the Augusta Common.

There are 12 age categories, and the top finisher in each will receive a commemorative pint glass and a race poster.

The 13.1-mile race course winds throughout downtown Augusta, hitting Laney-Walker Boulevard, Central and Highland avenues, Calhoun Expressway and ending back at the Augusta Common.

More online

SEE FULL RESULTS of the Augusta Half Marathon in Monday's edition and at

SEE STAFF PHOTOS from the race and add your own at

Road closings

Broad St. -- West-bound lane from 9th St. to 5th St. will be closed from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

8th St. -- Between Broad St. and Reynolds will be closed from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.

Reynolds St. -- Will be closed from 7th St. to 13th St. from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.

13th St/R.A. Dent -- South-bound lane of 13th St. will be closed from Reynolds St. to Laney Walker Blvd. from 7 to approximately 7:25 a.m. Access will be opened after the final vehicle in the caravan turns right onto Laney-Walker Blvd.

Laney-Walker Blvd. -- West-bound lane of Laney-Walker Blvd. will be closed from RA Dent to Druid Park Ave from approximately 7 to 7:50 a.m.

Druid Park Ave. -- From Laney-Walker to Central Ave. will be closed from 7 to 7:50 a.m.

Central Ave. -- Right, west-bound lane of Central Ave. from Druid Park Ave. to Highland Ave. will be closed from 7:10 to 8:15.

Highland Ave. -- North-bound lane of Highland Ave. from Central Ave. to Walton Way will be closed from 7:15 to 8:30.

Walton Way -- Right east-bound lane of Walton Way will be closed from Highland Ave. to Milledge Rd. from 7:35 to 9 a.m.

Milledge Rd. -- North-bound lane of Milledge Rd. will be closed from Walton Way to Lake Shore Loop from 7:15 to 9 a.m.

Lake Shore Loop/Lakemont -- Traffic will be routed clockwise around the lake from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Calhoun Expy. -- West-bound traffic will be limited to one lane and 30 mph from Greene St. to Washington Rd. The on-ramps at 15th Street and Eve St. will be closed from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. Exit ramps in the west-bound lane will be closed from 7 to 10:15 a.m.

Greene St. -- West-bound traffic will be limited to one lane and 30 mph from Calhoun Expy. to 6th St.

6th St. -- South-bound lane of 6th St. will be closed from Greene St. to Broad St. from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Broad St. -- West-bound lane of Broad St. will be closed from 6th St. to 9th St. from 5 to 10:30 a.m.



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