SunTrust Richmond Marathon Saturday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Saturday is the Suntrust Richmond Marathon.

Starting Friday, you'll notice some new traffic patterns. A big crowd is expected to be out running and watching tomorrow.

Even if you don't have a connection to the race, you still need to know that traffic will be affected throughout the city. Just about every road in the city will be impacted by the race. That means if you can stay on the interstates to get to where you're going Saturday, plan to do so.

Also, keep in mind that even if the roads are shut down, traffic will be very busy with people making their way Downtown to the race.

If you are taking part in the race Friday is the last day you can pick up your race packet. That's from 11 to nine at the Arthur Ashe Center near the Diamond. You can also walk-up and register.

The 8K starts Saturday at seven, the half-marathon starts at 7:30 and the full marathon starts at eight.

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