SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Thousands of runners, plus their cheering supporters, will make the journey from Folsom Lake to the steps of the Capitol on Sunday.
The California International Marathon kicks off at 7:00 a.m., and unaware drivers could be caught in a sudden traffic jam if they wander into the middle of the race zone during the race.
The exact times of the road closures will depend on the pace of the race leaders — and the stragglers — but the first roads in Folsom will be closed at 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning and the finish line area at the Capitol will be closed until 3:00 p.m.
The route begins on Folsom-Auburn Boulevard and moves to Oak Avenue in Folsom for approximately five miles. Runners will turn south on Fair Oaks Boulevard and mostly stick to it as it curves west, until the route moves onto J Street.
Once runners enter Sacramento, the path heads into midtown on J Street before turning onto L Street and heading straight for the Capitol.
As many as 8,000 runners are expected to participate in the races.