Dalton Half Marathon

October 7, 2010

DPD announces road, lane closures for half marathon

On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Dalton Police Department will close some city roads and some lanes of other city roads to accommodate runners in the Dalton Half Marathon. Motorists should adjust their routes on the morning of the 16th accordingly.

The roads or lanes that will be affected are:

• West King Street: closed

• Hamilton Street: closed from King Street to Grace Street

• West Franklin Street: closed

• South Thornton Avenue: southbound lane closed from Franklin Street to Waugh Street

• West Waugh Street: eastbound lane closed from Thornton Avenue to Valley Drive

• Valley Drive: closed

• West Walnut Avenue: westbound lane closed from Thornton Avenue to Tibbs Road

• Tibbs Road: closed

• Wood Valley Drive/Wood Valley Court: closed

• Shugart Road: northbound lane closed

• Chattanooga Road: eastbound lane closed from Shugart Road to Old Chattanooga Road

• Old Chattanooga Road: closed

• North Thornton Avenue: southbound lane closed from Old Chattanooga Road to Trammel Street

• Thornton Avenue: southbound lane closed from Benton Street to Hawthorne Street

The affected roads or lanes will be closed around 7:30 a.m. and will remain closed until approximately noon. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, but if you must drive near the half marathon route please allow extra time to reach your destination and follow road signs or the directions of officers directing traffic.


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Dalton Half Marathon
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    Organizers are expecting nine states to be represented Saturday at the fourth annual Dalton Red Carpet races, where the action — which starts and finishes downtown — will include a half marathon, 5K and 2K.
    “I feel sure that it’s the most states that we’ve had represented for this event,” said co-race director Rick Little. “It’s become so well-known. People outside our area know that it’s a quality event.”

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    Isaac Pacheco stuck with Geno Phillips for around half the race.
    Then the Chattanooga resident “broke” the North Murray High senior.
    Phillips was the first person to cross the Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon finish line in downtown Dalton on Saturday morning, running the 13.1-mile race in one hour, 12 minutes, 1 second.

    October 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Chris Stephens: Ready for a good run

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  • s-MartinezFamily1-3x-col.jpg Racing runs in this family

    If officials for Saturday’s Dalton Red Carpet races are looking to award a family for having the most participants, a local contingent rates as quite a favorite.

    October 11, 2011 1 Photo

  • Runners can try out half marathon course

    Area runners are invited to help test the reconfigured course for the second Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon, 5K and 2K event, which is scheduled for a downtown start and finish on Oct. 15.

    June 7, 2011

  • 5k 3 mlh.jpg Tight finish

    October 17, 2010 1 Photo

  • Doug Hawley: Firsts not only bests

    October 17, 2010

  • 5k 12 mlh.jpg Perfect day for a race

    They came mostly from the Southeast and a few from as far away as Colorado and South Dakota. Some ran Saturday’s half marathon for the first time, while one Dalton podiatrist used it as a tune-up for the real Marathon race in Greece later this month.

    October 17, 2010 1 Photo

  • Dalton Half Marathon2010.jpg Day of distance near

    Lauren Sain was already planning to run a half marathon in a city halfway across the country when she saw an advertisement for one in her own backyard.
    On Saturday morning, Sain will find out how far her training has taken her in preparation for the first Dalton Half Marathon, which will also serve as her first attempt at a distance race beyond a 5K.

    October 14, 2010 2 Photos