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The Rochester Marathon includes events on both Saturday and Sunday

The Rochester Marathon is this weekend, and that will mean thousands of runners and spectators and some road closures as well.

Yellowjacket Racing, the producer for the marathon activities, says it wanted to create a 2-day event for people of all abilities.

The main events are on Sunday, but on Saturday there will be events as well including a 5K race and a Kids Marathon. About 1,000 people will be participating.

On Sunday, it’s the full 26.2 marathon along with the half marathon and a marathon relay.

The Saturday 5K and Kids 26.2 will start and finish at Frontier Field, while Sunday events begin in Maplewood Park and finish at Frontier Field.

Saturday, September 21, the Rochester 5K & Kids Marathon, will take place on select city streets and includes a 5K (3.1 Mile) race and a 1-mile children’s race.

You can find information about the impact on Saturday’s traffic here, and Sunday’s traffic here.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.