It’s four days until the area’s first major running event. You want to know where you can cheer on the runners, where the runners are running, what roads will be closed, and where you can park.


It’s four days until the area’s first major running event. You want to know where you can cheer on the runners, where the runners are running, what roads will be closed, and where you can park.

For the fans, the first thing to know is that U.S. Highway 77 will be closed Sunday morning for the race. Parking is not available at the starting sites for the Bar Nothin’ Marathon and Valero Fast Half-Marathon, and parking along U.S. 77 is not permitted. But from State Highway 53, parking will be available and fans can gather safely along the course, race director Alison Smalley said.

The starting area for the half-marathon is approximately the Murray/Carter county line.

Smalley said spectators are invited to cheer at Noble Stadium, where all three races — the Henry Roberts Express Pharmacy 5K being the third — will commence.

“We’re asking for everyone’s patience and cooperation with traffic control,” Smalley said. “We’re asking everyone to please put the runners’ safety first. This is a wonderful activity for Ardmore.”

Smalley said 875 runners for the three A2A races combined have registered, and the organizers are preparing for 1,000.


The main parking area is the lot behind Ardmore High School, with overflow parking available at the Ardmore Higher Education Center. The Noble Stadium lot is open to fans, but Smalley said it may be filled after all runners and volunteers have parked there.

The marathon and half-marathon will begin at 8 a.m. The 5K will start at 9 a.m.

Maps and more A2A information at: www.a2amarathon.com