Mesa-Phoenix Marathon to spark road closures Saturday, Feb. 25

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Motorists in Mesa might want to plan ahead for some road closures on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Mesa-Phoenix Marathon hits the streets beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The city says you may be feeling the effects a little bit earlier.

Police will close several streets starting at 4 a.m..

[RELATED: Map of race route and road closures]

Streets will reopen in stages with all roadways reopened by 1:30 p.m.

Traffic won’t be permitted to cross the race route during the event.

To avoid the race route completed, the city advises travelers to skirt the perimeter by using the 202 Red Mountain Freeway (north and east borders), the 101 Price Freeway (west border) and the US 60 Superstition Freeway (south border).

The race comprises a 10K, a half marathon and a full 26.2 miles. There's also a free 1K fun run for children.

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