Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / With the sun not yet up the participants in the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon have just completed one mile as the run south of Market Street past the Choo Choo. The 5th Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon was run on March 8, 2020.

Chattanooga Marathon runners and spectators will be greeted with mostly sunny skies and a high of 66 degrees this weekend after weeks of severe weather and rain.

The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon is expected to attract 5,000 people to the city on Saturday and Sunday with expected road closures.

The Classic 150 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and a one-mile fun run for children will follow at 11 a.m. The marathon and half-marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Races on both days will start and finish at Finley Stadium.

Reggie White Boulevard from 20th Street to Main Street will be closed all weekend and until 5 p.m. Sunday. All other closed roads will reopen by 3 p.m. Sunday.

Intersections heavily impacted by marathon events include Market and Main streets, Market and 20th streets, Riverfront Parkway and Lindsay Street, East M.L. King Boulevard and Bailey and North Holtzclaw avenues.

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Classic 150 5K Race:

— Main Street from Reggie White Boulevard to Central Avenue

— W. 13th Street from Cowart and Carter streets

— Cowart Street from Main Street to W. 13th Street

— Northbound Carter Street from Main Street to W. 13th Street

Kid’s Fun Run:

— Chestnut Street from 20th to W. 13th streets

— W. 13th Street from Chestnut to Carter streets

— Northbound Carter Street from Main to W. 13th streets

**Runners will cross Broad and Market streets. Chattanooga police will be directing traffic as needed when runners are present.


7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

— Carter Street from West Main to W. 11th streets will be closed for

mass start. CPD to open southbound Carter Street as last

runner passes.

— W. 11th Street at Carter Street will be closed.

— Chestnut Street at W. 11th Street and between W. 13th and West

Main streets will be closed; W. 13th from Chestnut to

Carter streets will be closed.

— Eastbound traffic on East M.L. King Boulevard will be shifted to the

center lane.

— Southbound Market Street from W. 11th to W. 20th streets will

be closed for mass start. CPD to open closures as last

runner passes.

— Westbound traffic on W. 20th St from Broad to Market

streets. CPD to reopen after the last runner passes.

— Riverfront Parkway from Lindsay Street to Molly Lane will be


— The Barton Avenue ramp from Frazier Avenue will be closed.

— Right eastbound lane of Main Street between Riverfront Parkway

and Reggie White Boulevard will be closed.

— Right westbound lane/parking of Main Street from Holtzclaw

Avenue to Chestnut Street will be closed.

**Runners will be on the roads downtown — east to west — from Riverfront Parkway to South Holtzclaw Avenue and north to south from W. 20th Street to Frazier Avenue.