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Credit: Tom McCarthy Jr.

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The 2017 Publix GA Marathon is this Sunday and is expected to cause traffic delays from 7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Decatur Police Department said.

The marathon enters Decatur on West College Avenue at Park Place near the East Lake Marta Station and exits on Clairemont Avenue near the Decatur YMCA.

“Keep in mind the marathon starts and ends in downtown Atlanta and travels through parts of DeKalb County as well,” the city’s advisory said.

It also runs through Druid Hills and other areas. Check the course maps here.

Decatur Road Closures:

  • West College Avenue from Park Place to East College Avenue and Commerce Drive
  • East Ponce de Leon Avenue from Commerce Drive to Clairemont Avenue
  • Clairemont Avenue from East/West Ponce de Leon Avenue to Commerce Drive

Decatur Lane Closures:

  • Commerce Drive from East College Avenue to East Ponce de Leon Avenue
  • Clairemont Avenue from Commerce Drive to North Decatur Road

The police said the runners have the right-of-way at all times and no traffic will be released if it could impede the runners. Also, if you are travelling on a road that is not part of the course but crosses the course or is near the course, you will still experience delays.

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