Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lake Spivey Road Race Traffic Video

I know that for the past 7 year in November when the Lake Spivey Road Race occurs many residents have questions about how the race may affect their plans for the morning.  I created this video to help residents understand the basic timeline of where on the course runners can be expected from start to finish.  Of course this is not perfect.  It's just my attempt at an educated guess of what may happen.

I calculated for a 50 minutes winner running at a 5:22 minutes/mile pace.  In 2013 the winner completed the full 9.3 mile course in 57:19.  That's a 6:09 pace. The USA record for the 15K distance was set at the Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida last March.  The winner finished in 47:03 with a 5:03 pace.

I also calculated for a 2 hour and 20 minute finish time for the last runner which equates to a 15 minute/mile pace.  The video below highlights the segments of the roadway between the fastest runner and the slowest runner as they progress throughout the course.  I hope it's helpful.

The 2014 race is scheduled to start on Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 a.m.  There is also a 5K race.   The 5K runners and walkers will cause the greatest nuisance around the Lake Spivey Country Club.   It is advisable to avoid the section of Walt Stephens Road near the south entrance to the Clayton County Int'l Park.

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Specific road information is also listed on the website under the FAQ tab on the Detours and Road Closings page.

Thanks for reading.