Despite Rain, Dallas Marathon Proceeding as Planned

Organizers of the Dallas Marathon say despite the rain, the race will go on as planned Sunday.

Crews are expected to arrive at the course between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday to check it and make sure it's good to go.

Their primary concern overnight is not the rain, but the wind. Countless barriers and markers have been set all up and down the course -- items they don't want to see knocked over or blown away.

To try to prevent that, crews laid sandbags on barriers to help weigh them to the ground. They also tied down banners so they can't be blown as easily.

Organizers will continue to monitor the weather through Sunday morning.

The Dallas Marathon is slated to start at 8:05 a.m.

What You Need to Know

The Dallas Marathon and half marathon race will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following roads will be closed during the race:

Wood St. from Lamar St. to Market St.
Austin St. from Jackson St. to Young St.
Young St. from Market St. to Lamar St.
Young St. from Field St. to Cesar Chaves Blvd.
Field St. from Wood St. to Young St.
Marilla St. from Young to Akard St.
Akard St. from Wood St. to Canton St.
Ervay St. from Wood St. to Marilla St.
St. Paul St. from Wood St. to Marilla St.
Park Ave. from Marilla St. to dead end
Evergreen St. from Young St. to Marilla St.
Harwood St. from Wood St. to Cadiz St.
Pearl St. from Wood St. to Cadiz Street.

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