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April 27, 2000

Info available of road closings for marathon

This year, the UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon plays host to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Marathon on May 7. City streets throughout the 26.2-mile race course will be closed for portions of the day.

The race day event schedule has been changed to accommodate the Olympic Trials event. All races start on Grant Street in front of the City/County Building and finish in Point State Park.

Race schedule: 7:55 a.m. – U.S. Men's Olympic Trials Marathon 8:15 a.m. – Wheelchair 5K 8:20 a.m. – UPMC Health Plan 5K run/walk 8:45 a.m. – Wheelchair marathon 8:50 a.m. – UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh marathon and Mellon relay A race course map, listing approximate street closing and re-opening times and course-crossing times, is available. Call the UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon office, 412/647-7866.

In addition, on May 6, WPXI-TV's Channel 11 will host a phone bank during which volunteers will provide callers with street closing information. From 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., people can call 412/ 333-9794.

Channel 11 also will provide special reports during the newscast to inform viewers of general street closings and alternate routes on marathon day.

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