Sunday: Runners Marathon Runs Through Reston

Runners Marathon of Reston course

One of Reston’s premier athletic events takes place on Sunday as the third annual Runners Marathon of Reston hits the streets of South Reston.

Registration for the Reston Runners-sponsored event is closed, but the course could slow traffic on Reston roads.

Here is what you need to know if you are participating, watching or just trying to get around Reston on Sunday:

The marathon and half marathon both begin at 7:30 a.m. at South Lakes High School.

Packet pickup is at SLHS on Saturday from 12:00 – 6:30 p.m. and beginning at 6 a.m. on race day. There is also a pre-race dinner at SLHS from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday (Cost: $10).

The full marathon is a certified course and times can be used as a Boston Marathon qualifier.

The course will be on Reston roads, as well as trails. Some of the streets affected include Ridge Heights Road, Sunrise Valley Drive, Soapstone Drive, Twin Branches Road, Steeplechase Drive, South Lakes Drive, Colts Neck Road and Lawyers Road.

The 13.1-mile half-marathon course map and the 26.3-mile marathon course map are available on the Runners Marathon website.

Affected roads will not be closed, but lanes could be blocked and that may slow traffic.

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