Lost Dutchman Marathon 2020 Live | Stream, Free. Watch Online Marathon On HD: Watch Marathon Free Online Tv Channel out, Sunday morning drivers: Many road closures will be in effect as thousands of runners hit the pavement for the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.
The race, which begins at 7 a.m., starts and ends downtown. The full marathon course spans from West 45th Street down to Ben White Boulevard and from Lake Austin Boulevard/Enfield Road to East Fifth Street/Cesar Chavez Street:
Check here for the full list of affected streets from the City of Austin. Some road closures will last into Sunday afternoon.
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Although the big race is on Sunday, you will see road closures starting on Friday.
Austin Marathon Road Closures:
Only one block will be closed starting Friday at 8 a.m. on East Ninth Street between Congress Avenue and Brazos Street.
Starting at midnight on Saturday, Congress Avenue between Cesar Chavez and 11th Street, and Riverside Drive between South First Street and Lee Barton Road will be closed.
Here’s a look at the full traffic guide:
austin marathon road closures
Austin Marathon Alternate Routes:
For east and west travel, consider using Seventh Street. For north and south travel, use Seventh Street to access Interstate Highway 35 or Airport Boulevard. MoPac Expressway main lanes are also a good alternate route for travelers heading north or south in the area
If you’d like to sign up to participate in any of the races, there’s still time. You can register online here.
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Marathon sets up perfectly before the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta at the end of February.
Local elite runner, Rory Tunningley, will be running the Austin Half Marathon Sunday “to blow out his legs one last time” and seize some advance scouting for the terrain ahead in Atlanta.
Tunningley is a former University of Texas runner making his second appearance at the United State Olympic Marathon Trials Feb. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia. He also competed at the trials in 2016.
Rory Tunningley flashes a Hook ‘Em Horns sign. (KXAN)
Last time, in 2016, Tunningley said he was just happy to be there while this year he has grander aspirations.
Tunningley isn’t the only runner using Austin as a tune-up for the Olympic trials nor is he the only athlete that compared the hills of the Austin course to what the country’s best runners will face near downtown Atlanta.
Austin’s downtown course provides several elevation changes — similar to what downtown Atlanta’s landscape will provide.
Austinite David Fuentes is fresh off his first victory at Austin’s 3M Half Marathon. Fuentes has also qualified for the Olympic Trials and will be helping race officials on Sunday..
Fuentes is a master of his craft winning several Austin Half Marathons over his running career, but he’s staying realistic on his chances at the Olympic trials.
“Of course, I want to go out and compete and crush the competition, but it’s a little out of the realm,” Fuentes said on his outlook going into Atlanta’s trials.
To be fair, the odds of representing the United States are minute, even for this quality of athlete.
There will be over 500 women and over 200 men competing for the top three spots on the Olympic Marathon teams. Only the top three finishers for men and women will qualify for the 2020 Olympics.
Tunningley know he’s in the upper-echelon of runners, but it is even harder to break through into the truly highest class of marathoners. Although, he does believe he’s capable of reaching that level this year.
“Every time I race I try to think this could my day…the day where I run out of my mind,” Tunningley said.
The Austin Half Marathon will get Austin’s elite runners ready for their course to Atlanta — and potentially the Olympics.