Race events this weekend, expect street closures

A half marathon race returns to downtown Asheville on Saturday, the first in a series of race events this weekend known as the Asheville Running Experience. South Coxe Avenue between Hilliard and Banks avenues will be fully closed Saturday from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Half Marathon race starts at 7:30 a.m.

Additional events on Saturday include:

  • Funktastic Fun Run at 4:30 p.m.
  • Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K at 5:30 p.m.

There will be rolling closures during the day along the race route to allow runners thru intersections for race events.

Look for half marathon runners as you drive through town Saturday and be aware there may be traffic delays.

For more information, visit ashevillerunningexperience.com.