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Watch for runners on county roads

Heavy foot traffic is predicted on Whidbey Island roads today, July 26, as the MyoMed Ragnar Relay continues with its 1,800 runners.

The 189-mile overnight relay race started in Blaine on Friday night and ends this evening in Langley. Teams of 12 are running relay-style as they pass through Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.

On Whidbey Island, the following streets and roads will have heavy traffic from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 10:45 a.m. Saturday: Rosario Beach, Rosario, SR 20, Ducken, Monkey Hill, Troxell, Koontz, Jones, Dike, Frostad and Taylor.

The following streets and roads in the Oak Harbor area will have heavy traffic from 2 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday: Crescent Harbor, Regatta, Whidbey, Oak Harbor, Crosby, West Beach, La Mesa, Fort Ebey, Pallsades, Libbey and SR 20.

The following streets and roads in the Coupeville area will have heavy traffic from 2:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: Madrona, Coveland, Alexander, Front, Main, Ebey, Hill, Engle, SR 20, Keystone, Byrd, Farragut, King, Admirals, Smugglers Cove, Spyglass, Scurlock.

The following streets and roads in the Freeland area will have heavy traffic from 7:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Saturday: Bush Point, Shoreview, Stewart, East Harbor, Main, Scott, 525, Marshview, Bayview.

The following Langley streets and roads will have heavy traffic from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: Brooks Hill, 3rd, De Bruyn, 1st, Cascade and Camano.

Ragnar Events, LLC, owns and operates the MyoMed Ragnar Relay Series, described in a news release as “the nation’s largest series of overnight relay races.”

The public is welcome to support the runners during the race by cheering as they jog past your home or street. “Help them cool down with a spray from your hose or with a cold popsicle or can of lemonade,” states the news release.

For more information visit www.ragnarrelay.com or call 1-877-83-RELAY.

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