Magnolia marathon draws thousands, prompts street closures
Tens of thousands of athletes and supporters are headed to Waco to participate or cheer for runners in the Silo District Marathon on Sunday.
All proceeds of the race will go towards helping Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, a runner who has been fighting a rare cancer for nearly a decade.
All of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in order to fund further research on rare cancers.
In addition to the 6,000 runners, city officials expect nearly 20,000 visitors in total to be in Waco this weekend.
They also estimate the race to generate nearly $2 million in revenue.
The race starts at 7:00 a.m. and will end once the last runner crosses the finish line.
(Several major streets will be closed while runners are on the course at any time from 4 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.)
-University Parks Drive
- S. 3rd Street
-La Salle Avenue
-S. MLK Jr. Boulevard
-Lake Shore Drive
-Steinbeck Bend Drive
-Skeet Eason Road
-The dam access road
-N. 30th Street
-Pedestrian bridge at MLK Jr. Boulevard
-S. 17th Street
-Additionally, I-35 exits 335B (northbound and southbound) and 335C (northbound) will see closures as well.