“It is scary," she acknowledged. "It could happen anywhere, whether it’s a big or small community."
The Half Marathon and Relay course is 13.1 miles long on city streets and bike paths.
Motorists are asked to drive with more vigilance and expect delays as the races move through the city.
Runners will head from the U.S. Oval to Ohio Avenue and Nevada Oval before running back the other way down the Terry Gordon Bike Path to Jay Street and around to Bridge Street.
From there, the race moves onto Brinkerhoff Street, turning onto Helen Street and out onto Rugar Street. The next turn will be at Olivetti Place, where runners will continue to Dennis and Erin avenues then to Cogan Avenue and the 6.33 mile transition point where the course changes direction and heads back toward Lake Champlain.
The route passes along Tremblay and Concord avenues, Haley Drive and Leonard Avenue, Park Street, Draper Avenue and onto Broad Street.
Runners will then turn onto Beekman Street and run along Bailey and Montcalm avenues and Elm and Miller streets.
They will follow Cumberland Avenue, looping back in the opposite direction via Sailly Avenue.
The race will continue back onto Bridge, Jay and Hamilton streets and then to Club Road.
For the last portion of the race, participants will run around the U.S. Oval until they reach the finish line right outside the Recreation Center.
For $5 each, non-runners can attend the after-party at the City Recreation Center that will immediately follow the race.
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