Hamilton roads closing Saturday for night marathon

Kelsey Kennedy, from Edgewood, Ky., and Trent Turner, from Butler, Ky., complete the Midnight Madness Half Marathon last year in Hamilton. This year’s NightGlow Marathon will take place Sept. 2.

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Kelsey Kennedy, from Edgewood, Ky., and Trent Turner, from Butler, Ky., complete the Midnight Madness Half Marathon last year in Hamilton. This year’s NightGlow Marathon will take place Sept. 2.

Several roads in Hamilton will be closed this weekend when the city hosts the NightGlow Marathon and Half Marathon.

Road closures that will go into effect at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, include:

  • Columbia Bridge
  • Neilan Boulevard/River Road
  • Knightsbridge Boulevard
  • University Boulevard
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Streets feeding into theses major roadways will also be impacted by the event, according to Hamilton police Officer Kristy Collins.

“Roads will not be reopening until the final runners have finished the marathon, which could be as late as 1:30 to 2 a.m.,” Collins said in a statement.

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The unique nighttime marathon begins and ends at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in downtown Hamilton.

The full marathon and marathon relays will start at 6 p.m., the half marathon and 10K races will start at 7:30 p.m.

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A runner competes in the Midnight Madness Marathon last year in Hamilton. This year’s NightGlow Marathon will take place Sept. 2.

A runner competes in the Midnight Madness Marathon last year in Hamilton. This year’s NightGlow Marathon will take place Sept. 2.

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A runner competes in the Midnight Madness Marathon last year in Hamilton. This year’s NightGlow Marathon will take place Sept. 2.

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Several Hamilton roads (highlighted in red on map) will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, when the city hosts the 2017 NightGlow Marathon and Half Marathon.

Several Hamilton roads (highlighted in red on map) will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, when the city hosts the 2017 NightGlow Marathon and Half Marathon.

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Several Hamilton roads (highlighted in red on map) will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, when the city hosts the 2017 NightGlow Marathon and Half Marathon.

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