Getting to Church on Marathon Sunday

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The Mercedes Marathon and Half-Marathon will be run this Sunday, February 22, 2015, starting at 7:00 a.m. Here are two easy routes to get to church and find a place to park:

•From the South – Take Red Mountain Expressway to the 2nd Ave. North exit and then go north on Carraway Blvd. Turn left onto 6th Ave. North – exercise caution at the intersection of 6th Ave. and 24th St., following instructions of the police officer there to avoid runners. Turn left onto 22nd St., go one block and turn right onto 5th Ave., going the wrong way (west) to the Financial Center parking deck or the Day School parking lot. Stay on the right side of 5th Ave. to avoid runners. If you enter downtown from the south via Richard Arrington Blvd. (21st St.) you may experience delays at 2nd Ave. South and 5th Ave. North – not recommended.

•From the North – Take I-59/20 to the Carraway Blvd. exit. From Car- raway Blvd. go west toward the church on 6th Ave. North – exercise caution at the intersection of 6th Ave. and 24th St., following instructions of the police officer there to avoid runners. Turn left onto 22nd St., go one block and turn right onto 5th Ave., going the wrong way (west) to the Financial Center parking deck or the Day School parking lot. Stay on the right side of 5th Ave. to avoid runners.