Marathon will force drivers to find detours
Drivers will need a backup route Sunday morning when they must yield to Chevron Houston Marathon runners and navigate a rolling set of road closures.
Drivers in a hurry on Sunday morning should have a backup plan if their route crosses the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston HalfMarathon.
Runners will start the race at Congress and San Jacinto downtown for both races, with roads closing around 6 a.m. City planners said streets would reopen as the runners pass through the area, meaning most roads north of Allen Parkway will be clear by 9 a.m., while Montrose area
High temperatures and humidity could make for slower races.
Runners to watch.
streets should clear by 11 a.m., based on previous races.
The longest detours drivers will face will be west of Rice University, in the Uptown area and along Memorial and Allen Parkway as marathon entrants make their way back downtown.
The races end at Lamar and Crawford, probably around 2:30 p.m.
In addition to runners, spectators line the route to cheer them on, which can also affect block street intersections.
Runners, meanwhile, could face daunting weather. Temperatures at the start of the marathon are expected to be around 65 degrees, with a chance of showers.
By midday, especially if it rains, runners could face warm and muggy conditions.