Mississauga Marathon means road closures today, Sunday

(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)
The 2016 Mississauga Marathon is taking place Saturday, Apr. 30 and Sunday, May 1. (Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)

Road closures will be in effect this weekend, starting tonight, as thousands have descended upon the GTA for the annual Mississauga Marathon.

Events include a 2K, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, full marathon, and relays; the event is created and managed by Landmark Sport Group.

The 5K begins in south Mississauga at 6 p.m., meaning Lakeshore Rd. will be affected.

Here are the main road closures for the 5K:

  • Front Street North  (High St. W. to Lakeshore Rd. E. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Stavebank Rd. S. (south of Lakeshore Rd. E. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • LIMITED ACCESS on Port St. E. (Stavebank Rd. S. to St Lawrence Dr. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.)
  • South end of Elmwood Ave. S. (6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.)
  • Wanita Rd. (Elmwood St. S. to Cumberland Dr. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Cumberland Dr. (southeast of Wanita Rd. / 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Lakefront Promenade (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Here are the main road closures for the 10K & 10K student relay:

  • Lakeshore Rd. W. (Johnsons Lane to Ben Machree Dr. / 6:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Ben Machree Dr. (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Front St. S. (6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.)
  • Lakeshore Rd. E. (Front St. S. to Stavebank Rd. S. from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Stavebank Rd. S. (6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • LIMITED ACCESS on Port St. E. (Stavebank Rd. S. to St. Lawrence Dr. / 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.)
  • South end of Elmwood Ave. S. (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Wanita Rd. (Elmwood St. S. to Cumberland Dr. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Cumberland Dr. (southeast of Wanita Rd. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Lakefront Promenade (from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Here’s a comprehensive list of main and additional closures.

Road closures, including along Clarkson Rd. N., are taking place Saturday, Apr. 30 to Sunday, May 1, 2016 during the Mississauga Marathon. (Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)
Road closures, including along Clarkson Rd. N., are taking place Saturday, Apr. 30 to Sunday, May 1, 2016 during the Mississauga Marathon. (Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)

Saturday’s predicted high is 14 C, according to Environment Canada, while Sunday will likely see rain and a high of 10 C.

-Kelly Roche

@qewsouthpost

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