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Bakersfield Marathon to shut down several city streets on Sunday

Posted at 4:26 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 07:35:54-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Sunday the Bakersfield Marathon will bring in thousands of runners to town.

The races this weekend include a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.

After the finish line, the celebration is happening at the California State University, Bakersfield campus. Organizers say participants will run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Westchester, Kern County Museum, La Cresta, Bakersfield College and finally along the striking Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line along the scenic Kern River Parkway.

Bakersfield Police released the following map of the route and times of area road closures. Officials said the road closures will begin as early as 4:30 a.m.

There will also be music along the course with a live band at the Celebration Beer Garden.

You will be able to pick up your race number, shirt and packet at our 1 day Expo on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Bakersfield High School.

You can sign up to run or volunteer by clicking here.