at every mile marker along the route, cheerleaders, and themed-water stations!” Cruz likens it to “a moving festival to celebrate a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Cruz raves about the “rockin’ good time” runners and their fans will have at the Tempe Beach Park festival post-race with lots of music, entertainment and a beer garden will be on tap to quench your thirst!
The marathon kicks off in downtown Phoenix at 7:50 AM Sunday at CityScape located at 1 East Washington Street and winds its way around Scottsdale with a big finish for the first time in eleven years at Tempe Beach Park.
The following streets will be closed 3 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, to stage the starting area:
· Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) off-ramp at McClintock Drive closed from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
· Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) off-ramp at Van Buren Street closed from 4 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Sunday.
· Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) off-ramps at Scottsdale Road restricted from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with southbound turns limited to event traffic only. Non-event traffic will be detoured to northbound Scottsdale Road.
· For drivers planning to exit eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) at 52nd Street, please note no turns will be allowed from southbound 52nd Street to eastbound Van Buren Street from 4 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Sunday.
All streets will be open to normal traffic by 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.