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How to run, watch or avoid the OC Marathon
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:28:44 PM »
How to run, watch or avoid the OC Marathon

Drivers trying to navigate Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and adjacent cities Sunday may face their own test of endurance.

Multiple road closures are planned for Sunday's OC Marathon (http://www.ocmarathon.com/), which begins at 6:28 a.m. at Newport Center.



The annual marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K run/walk will take place through the streets of central Orange County. More than 12,000 participants are expected, and on-site registration is being accepted through Saturday afternoon.

General information

For FAQs, visit http://www.ocmarathon.com/faqs.aspx.

For information on race day shuttles and parking ($8 preferred, $5 general), visit http://www.ocmarathon.com/race-weekend/parking-directions.aspx.

Road closures

Corona del Mar: Expect heavy impacts on traffic from 6-8 a.m. Anyone leaving the area should do so before 6 a.m. A.M. If leaving after 6 a.m., residents are advised to park east of Narcissus Avenue and take East Coast Highway west to MacArthur Blvd and then north to the 73 freeway. Eastbound traffic on Pacific Coast Highway will be closed from Jamboree Road to Narcissus Avenue from 6-7:30 a.m.

Balboa Island/Promontory Point/Linda Island/Harbor Island: Expect heavy impacts on traffic from 6-8:30 a.m. Eastbound traffic on PCH will be closed from Jamboree Road to Narcissus Avenue from 6-7:30 a.m. Bayside Drive, from Marguerite Avenue to Jamboree Road, will be closed from 6-8:15 a.m. The Balboa Island Bridge (Jamboree Road and Bayside Drive) will be closed from 6-7:450 a.m. Residents on Balboa Island returning or leaving the island during these hours will have access through the Balboa Island Ferry.

Newport Dunes/Eastbluff: Back Bay Road will be closed from Jamboree Road to Newport Dunes from 6-9:30 a.m. Back Bay Road will be closed, from the Newport Dunes entrance to Eastbluff Drive, from 6-9:30 a.m. To leave the area during this time, officials recommend taking Jamboree Road to the 73 freeway.

Costa Mesa/Santa Ana: Expect heavy impacts on traffic from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. University Drive will be closed, from Irvine Avenue to Santa Ana Avenue, from 6-10 a.m. Southbound traffic on Santa Ana Ave/ Red Hill Avenue, from University Drive to Main Street, will be closed from 6-11:15 a.m.

Main Street, Sunflower Avenue, Park Center Drive, Bear Street, Segerstrom Avenue, Placentia Avenue, Oriole Drive, Canary Drive, Tanager Drive and Merrimac will be impacted from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. To leave the area during this time, officials recommend taking Harbor Boulevard, Fairview Drive or Bristol Street to the 405 Freeway.

Performing Arts Center/South Coast Plaza/South Coast Repertory: Expect heavy impacts on traffic from 6 a.m.-noon. Park Center Drive and Town Center Drive will be closed in both directions. To access the PAC, take Anton Boulevard to Avenue of the Arts north and then into the parking structure. The box office will be open during the marathon.

The foot bridge will be used for the marathon, so pedestrians are urged to use cross walk at Bristol Street and Sunflower Avenue.

Santa Ana River Trail/Fairview Park: These areas will be impacted from 6 a.m.-1:40 p.m. The marathon will take place on the Santa River Trail from Segerstrom Avenue to Fairview Park.

Residents who live on Oriole Drive should park on the westbound side. Residents that live on Canary Drive should park on the northbound side. Residents who live on Tanager Drive should park on the westbound side.

 

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