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updated: 9/14/2012 11:49 AM

Marathon will impact St. Charles streets

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  • Tim Cunningham checks the soles of his feet shortly after crossing the finish line to win last year's Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles. Cunningham, from Virginia, ran the entire race without shoes. He represented a group that raises money to supply shoes to children who live in refugee camps and conflict zones around the world.

       Tim Cunningham checks the soles of his feet shortly after crossing the finish line to win last year's Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles. Cunningham, from Virginia, ran the entire race without shoes. He represented a group that raises money to supply shoes to children who live in refugee camps and conflict zones around the world.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Sunday's Fox Valley Marathon begins and ends in St. Charles, and several city streets will be impacted.

The marathon and other races begin at 7 a.m. and last until approximately 1:30 p.m. The races begin and end along South First Street and the

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Illinois Street bridge. The run continues south to Aurora before returning to the finish line on the bridge.

The first part of the marathon will travel south on First Street until it meets up with South Second Street (Route 31). At that point the runners

and motoring traffic will split the road in half. Officers directing traffic will move one lane of traffic at a time until the final runner has passed south on Route 31 into Geneva.

Approximately one hour after the marathon begins, officers and emergency personnel will be in place along Riverside Avenue (Route 25) to assist with traffic direction for the return phase of the race. Several east side roadways along the Fox River will be detoured or divided due to the run. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time and patience when commuting throughout the city. Vehicles that need to cross the river

will need to utilize the Main Street bridge or the State Street bridge in Geneva. Both the Prairie Street and Illinois Street bridges will be closed during the entire event. Police remind drivers to watch for runners, spectators and emergency responders assisting with the event.

In addition, the CASA Kane County Fox Valley Kids Marathon will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday. South First Street between Illinois and Indiana streets will be closed for that event. The Prairie Street bridge will be temporarily closed at the start of that event, however the closure is expected to be less than 30 minutes.

For a map and spectator's guide to Sunday's races, click here.

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