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Whidbey Island Marathon takes off Sunday

Runners for the 2012 Whidbey Island Marathon will enjoy a picturesque trip across the Deception Pass Bridge when the annual race starts Sunday morning. Approximately 1,800 marathoners are expected to participate in the annual event. - --
Runners for the 2012 Whidbey Island Marathon will enjoy a picturesque trip across the Deception Pass Bridge when the annual race starts Sunday morning. Approximately 1,800 marathoners are expected to participate in the annual event.
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The Whidbey Island Marathon takes place Sunday, April 15. The full marathon begins at 7:15 a.m. north of Deception Pass Bridge. The half marathon begins at 8 a.m. at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor.

Shuttles will begin taking participants to the marathon start line at 5:40 a.m. Shuttles will pick up participants at Windjammer Park, Coachman Inn, Best Western Candlewood Suites and Auld Holland Inn. The last shuttle leaves at 6:25 a.m. There is no shuttle service to the half-marathon, but shuttles will take participants back afterwards.

The post-event celebration is at 10 a.m. Half marathon awards are at 11 a.m. and marathon awards are at 11:30 a.m.

The 5K Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for today, April 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at Flintstone Park.

Participants should pick up their packets at the free Expo today, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at North Whidbey Middle School. More than 30 vendors will show their wares and hand out goodies to all. Packet pick-up for all registered participants will be held at the Expo, along with registration for any new marathon or half marathon participants.

 

For registration and other information, visit www.whidbeyislandmarathon.com.

 

Road closures

Roads that will be closed for the Whidbey Island Marathon will include the following:

Deception Pass Bridge and a section of Highway 20, from Rosario Road to Ducken Road, will be closed from 7:10 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 15.

Beeksma Drive to Pioneer Way to Bayshore Drive to Midway Boulevard to Whidbey Avenue to Regatta to Torpedo Road will be closed from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 15.

Scenic Heights Road from Highway 20 to Miller Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon, with local access only on Sunday, April 15.

 

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