Saturday Wild Hog marathon comes with traffic, parking restrictions

Story by John Hageman

Residents and others planning to travel around the Grand Forks area this weekend should prepare for traffic restrictions.

The second annual Wild Hog Half Marathon will include three different race routes starting Friday night.

The 5K race course will be closed 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, according to race director Richard Dafoe. That course starts on 44th Avenue South and heads east until it comes back to the starting line.

On Saturday, the 10K and half marathon will wind through south Grand Forks and then turn north and follow the Red River, resulting in parking and traffic restrictions along the route. The half marathon also snakes through part of downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

For more driving  and route restrictions, click here.

Also restricted during the races are parking and bus schedules.

Parking: There is no parking along the route during course closure times.

Bus schedule: City bus route 1 and route 12 will be detoured Saturday morning during the races. On route 1 the following areas won’t be served: the 40th Avenue South and Cherry Street stop, Great Plains Court, Chestnut Street and Belmont Road. On Route 12, the 40th Avenue South and Cherry Street stop won’t be served. Regular routes will resume at noon. For more information, call Cities Area Transit at (701) 746-2600.

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