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Marathon brings 16,000 runners and road closures to campus March 17

By Dena J. Smith | Emory Report | March 14, 2013

On Sunday, March 17, from 8:10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., expect road closures across Emory's campus to accommodate the 2013 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon and 5K.  

The seventh annual event will bring nearly 16,000 runners to Emory's campus and through historic neighborhoods in Atlanta and Decatur.  

The Emory community should expect delays when travelling through these areas.  

The marathon route enters campus from North Decatur Road and Haygood Drive, and exits at the intersection of North Decatur and Oxford roads. Street closures will include Clifton Road and the intersection of Oxford Road and Eagle Row. Westbound traffic on North Decatur Road, near Emory's main gate, will be partially closed to traffic.  

Emory shuttle service will not be impacted.  

The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon is Georgia's first major road race of the year and is expected to draw large crowds.  

More than 50 volunteer physicians, nurses and emergency medical technicians from Emory Healthcare will be on hand to support the medical needs of both race participants and onlookers while on Emory's campus. The volunteer medical team includes an additional 30 students from Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Grady EMS and the DeKalb Fire and Rescue Department also are providing support.  

For more information about race day go to www.georgiamarathon.com.