Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday means road closures downtown

CLEVELAND - The brand new route of the Cleveland Marathon sends runners west towards Rocky River, but you can expect plenty of downtown road closures throughout the weekend.

Maps, schedules and more: NewsChannel5's Cleveland Marathon page

The new routes will feature a start line in Cleveland's historic Public Square and a finish line outside Cuyahoga County Courthouse on Lakeside with finishing festivities on the grassy areas of Mall B and Mall C around the newly renovated Convention Center.

Most closures will open up gradually as runners finish up the race on Sunday.

Exact road closures and a look at entire course is posted on the Cleveland Marathon website.

If you're heading downtown, RTA is a great option for avoiding traffic and parking headaches.

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