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Friday, October 25, 2013

WARNING! Roads to be Blocked in Riverview Again

Heads up to anyone in Riverview right now, or hoping to get into Riverview this coming Saturday!

The Haunted Half Marathon is being run in Kingsport on Saturday, October 26th, and you may find it difficult to get in and out of our community for several hours on that day.

Please see the map, and click on it to enlarge it (Riverview is in the lower right-hand corner at the bottom of the picture). Once again, runners in the marathon will run in a circular route from downtown Kingsport, down Sullivan Street, then right on Wilcox Boulevard and under the railroad underpass, down to the Toy Reid Eastman Employee Center, then north onto Industry Drive and all the way down to the Netherland Inn circle, and back around under the railroad underpass, and back to Center Street.

There are only 2 ways to get into Riverview, and this is the same route last year, that caused Lincoln-MLK Drive to be blocked by police for runners to pass, and the intersection of Wheatley and Industry Drive to be blocked also. Riverview is the only community of homes to be completely surrounded by the race route, and stands to be the most affected by roadblocks at both of its two entrances.

Since the many complaints from Riverview residents about being cut off from the rest of the city during the race, Haunted Half Marathon director Hank Brown has assured us that race administrators have consulted with Kingsport Police about access to the Riverview Community.

That remains to be seen.

Here is a link to the Douglass Website story from last year.

If you have trouble getting in and out of Riverview on Saturday, please let your Douglass website editor know and we will once again, adddress your concerns with Mr. Brown and the Kingsport Police Department. Our email is: