Gusher Marathon taking over Beaumont streets March 3

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Be prepared for road closures and plan alternate routes if traveling through downtown Beaumont or around Lamar University March 3, as the ninth annual Gusher Marathon will be taking over the roadways.

The grand event featuring the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Exxpress Mart Half Marthon and Kinsel Ford 5K is hosted by Sports Society for American Health.

The Gusher Marathon will start and end at Lamar University's Montagne Center. The route will cover a large portion of downtown Beaumont, Lamar University and MLK between Cardinal Drive and Calder Avenue. Start time is 7:30 a.m. and end time is 1:30 p.m. The city will begin closing roads at 4 a.m. and anticipate having all roads open by 2 p.m. The Beaumont Municipal Transit bus service will be suspended during the event. 

Registration ends March 2. Visit “The Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K” Facebook page or website at www.thegushermarathon.com for more information and to find out how to register. Packet pickup for participants is March 2 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3755 Interstate 10 South in Beaumont.

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