SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Thousands of athletes hit Sacramento tonight ahead of the 38th annual California International Marathon. The race, which took a year off due to the pandemic, is now a much-needed multi-million-dollar boost for local businesses.

With 9,000 runners and 1,000 relay-runners in the area, businesses are already starting to see an uptick in sales.

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It’s not just hotels and restaurants, but other businesses particularly along the racecourse are seeing a flood of customers.

Because the course goes through Folsom, Orangevale, Fair Oaks—just to name a few—it’s not only downtown Sacramento that is benefitting from the crowds.

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With upwards of 10,000 runners in town, the estimated financial impact for the region is in the area of 10 million dollars.

This comes from a combination of an estimated 7,500 hotel bookings as well as other forms of tourism and dining.

Set to start at 7 a.m. on Sunday, the racecourse is already buzzing with excitement from the runners and their families.

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For information on which roads will be closed or blocked off, you can read our article, here, addressing these specific concerns.