The California International Marathon returns to the capital region this weekend. Here are the key things to know:
California International Marathon in Sacramento
Thousands of runners are expected to participate. In past years, there have been more than 9,000 people in the 26.2-mile race.
The run starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, near Folsom Dam and ends at the State Capitol. Participants are given a six-hour window to cross the finish line by 1 p.m.
The map below, provided by the Sacramento Running Association, shows the route:
Road closures for CIM
Some streets will shut down for more than 42 hours ahead of Sunday’s “fastest course in the West.”
Ninth Street between N Street and L Street will close from Friday to Sunday, as well as the Capitol Mall between Eighth and Ninth streets. Eighth and 10th streets between N and L streets will close from Saturday to Sunday.
Most of Fair Oaks Boulevard will be closed on race day.
Only cars transporting participants to the start line near Folsom Lake will be allowed past the Eureka Road intersection, CIM states.
Organizers recommend the Waze app for current road closure information because the staggered closures listed below are subject to change.