Raleigh preparing to host first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
RALEIGH, N.C. — It is the final hours before show time in the Capital City, according to WTVD-TV.
Raleigh’s first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is set to get off the blocks Sunday morning.
With more than 12,000 runners from around the world in Raleigh, downtown is buzzing, and crews are working at a frantic pace to get everything ready for Sunday’s big race.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted a big pasta party for some of the runners Saturday evening.
Two hundred and thirty people were invited to load up on carbs in preparation for the big event.
The runners attending the dinner raised more than $200,000 for cancer research.
Outside crews have been working feverishly on Fayetteville Street.
“Everyone’s going to be out cheering. It’s going to be a huge event for Raleigh and it’s a big deal that Raleigh was able to get this race,” said Dani Clayton, with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Detours signs are up and roads are closed, and the kick-off to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is closing in.
There was a final push to ready for the big race Saturday as crews assembled the sound system and put up the finish line.
Read more: WTVD-TV