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Businesses Anticipate Boost From Annual Marathon



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Glynn Philips owns the Rubicon Brewing Company and restaurant. It's in Midtown Sacramento, not too far from the marathon's finish line at the State Capitol Building.

Philips says business spikes on race day.     

"…generally, 10%-15%. We get a lot of people that come in before the race - the support crew for the runners. And then once the race is done, and I think particularly this year because the weather supposed to be bad, we'll see a good amount of business because people will want to get out of the weather."

Mike Testa with the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau says a lot of other businesses benefit too.
 
Testa says the annual event has an overall economic impact of about $7.3 million.
 
"That's everything from the athletes staying at hotels and obviously spending money on meals but it's also the spectators coming down, hopefully they're spending money in restaurants for lunch, they're filling up their car with gas before they go home to different areas of the region."
 
More than 15,000 people are expected to run the race that begins in Folsom at 7AM on Sunday.
 
Here are the scheduled road closures, mile by mile and including major streets, for the 26.2-mile race from Folsom to the state Capitol:
 
1 - 5:20 a.m.-7:15 a.m.: Oak Ave. Parkway just off Auburn-Folsom Rd.
 
2 - 5:20-7:30: American River Canyon Dr. & Oak Ave.
 
3 - 7:06-7:45: April & Oak Ave.
 
4 - 7:09-8:00: Beach & Oak Ave.
 
5 - 7:12-8:15: Wachtel & Oak Ave.
 
6 - 7:15-8:30: Fair Oaks Blvd. & Oak Ave.
 
7 - 7:18-8:45: Fairways Condo & Fair Oaks Blvd.
     7:15-9:00:Greenback Lane & Fair Oaks Blvd. 
 
8 - 7:21-9:00: Niessen & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
9 - 7:27-9:16: Dorian & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
10 - 7:30-9:30: Main & Fair Oaks Blvd.
       7:25-9:40: Sunrise & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
11 - 7:30-9:45: New York Ave. & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
12 - 7:33-10:00: Hollister & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
13 - 7:35-10:15: California & Fair Oaks Blvd.
       7:35-10:20: Manzanita Ave. & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
14 - 7:39-10:30: Grant & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
15 - 7:42-10:45: Kenneth Ave. & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
16 - 7:45-11:00: Garfield & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
17 - 7:48-11:15: Paloma & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
18 - 7:50-11:30: Saverien & Fair Oaks Bvd.
 
19 - 7:50-11:45: Coronado and Fair Oaks Blvd.
       7:50-12:00: Watt Ave. & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
20 - 7:57-12:00: Hawthorne & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
21 - 8:00-12:15: University & Fair Oaks Blvd.
       8:00-12:15: Howe Ave. & Fair Oaks Blvd.
 
22 - 8:03-12:30: Carlson & J Street
 
23 - 8:05-12:45: Bear Flag & J Street
 
24 - 8:05-1:00: 33rd & J Street  
 
25 - 7:50-1:15: 22nd & L Street
 
26 - 7:50-1:30: 8th & L Street

 

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