Friday, October 29, 2010

Iron Horse Marathon is set for Sunday morning

The Iron Horse Marathon, which is actually a half-marathon of 13.1 miles, is scheduled to start in Midway at 8 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 31 and return to the city by 11 a.m. The annual event benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bluegrass.

The race will start at Gratz and Cross streets. The 700-plus runners will proceed to East Stephens Street, turn left out Weisenberger Mill Road and turn around at the Y. They will head back to Midway, cross Winter Street at about 9:30 a.m. and head out West Stephens to Blackburn Farm. They will head back to Midway and turn left on Turner Street to West Main Street and turn left and finish at the monument, probably between 10 and 11 a.m. The awards ceremonies will take place at Darlin Jean’s Cafe.
Streets in Midway will remain open. Officials ask motorists to drive with caution along the marathon route. Church parking areas will be coned off at 5:30 a.m. so that only church members will be able to park for services. Directional signage will guide visitors to designated parking areas at Walter Bradley Park, the Midway College tennis court and Northside Elementary School.

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