Kent City Council approved plans for a new marathon and half marathon race in Kent this spring.
The event will feature a full, 26.2-mile marathon and a half marathon of 13.1 miles. The races will start and finish at Beckwith Orchards.
Kent resident Melissa Cairns is organizing the event. Cairns originally sought approval from council in 2011 in order to start the charity marathons in 2012.
The majority of the race routes will follow The Portage Hike and Bike Trail.
The races will require some street closures, including the closing of the Fairchild Avenue Bridge, for the event on April 20. Council voted to approve the street closings this month.
For more information, visit the event listing on Patch.