Thousands expected for Oakland's big running festival

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Participants in the Oakland Running Festival are seen in Oakland, California on March 23, 2014.
Participants in the Oakland Running Festival are seen in Oakland, California on March 23, 2014.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland's big running festival started Sunday morning. The marathon takes runners from downtown to the Oakland hills.

It started at 7:30 a.m. at Snow Park on 19th and Harrison streets on the west side of Lake Merritt. There's also a half marathon.

You can expect road closures all morning. Bands and DJs will be along the race course as well as 12 cheer stations.

Nearly 10,000 people will be running today.

For full information on the marathon and street closures, click here.