Thousands of runners will run through the Charleston area Saturday for this year’s Charleston Marathon, which will effectively shut down several well-traveled roadways throughout the peninsula. The marathon, set to begin around 6:50 a.m. near Burke High School, at 244 President St., will shut down designated roads along the route until 10 a.m., according to the Charleston Police Department.
Motorists and those in the areas along the route should expect closures and delays for the duration of the race.
Participants will begin on Fishburne Street near Burke, then continue north on Hagood Avenue to Huger Street. Then, runners will turn east on Huger Street, proceed north on Elmwood Street and then enter Hampton Park.
From Hampton Park, participants will enter the Citadel Campus and continue south, exiting the campus on Hagood Avenue. After reaching Hagood, runners will turn west on Fishburne and continue south on Lockwood Boulevard to Broad Street.
For those attending, don’t be surprise, if you run into two of ABC News 4 Meteorologists. Meteorologists Sonya Stevens will be one of the event MC’s and Meteorologists Dave Williams is running the 26.2 mile race.
Organizers say this year’s Charleston Marathon is a scenic 26.2-mile run that will showcase the beauty and the history of the Lowcountry, featuring Hampton Park, The Citadel, The Battery, Iconic King Street, and a brand new finish at Riverfront Park.
The race will begin on Fishburne Street near Burke High School, proceed north on Hagood Avenue to Huger Street. Turn east on Huger Street and north onto Elmwood Street and enter Hampton Park. After proceeding around Hampton Park, runners will enter the Citadel Campus and subsequently exit heading south on Hagood Avenue. Runners will then turn west on Fishburne Street and continue south on Lockwood Boulevard to Broad Street. The race will turn south on Chisolm Street and take Murray Boulevard, rounding the corner near the Coast Guard Base, before turning north on King Street and continuing into North Charleston.