Traffic Modifications for the Baltimore Running Festival
Tuesday Oct 4th, 2016
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the temporary road closures and parking restrictions in effect for the 16th annual Baltimore Running Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The first race kicks off at 7:30 a.m.
The 26.2 mile course will begin at Camden and Russell/Paca Streets. In conjunction with the marathon, the Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield Half-Marathon will also be held, along with the ShopRite 5K Race, the Team Relay and Kids Fun Run. Approximately 25,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s event.
In preparation for the festival, various parking restrictions, road closures and lane closures will be implemented along the race routes. Motorists should be aware that traveling from inside the footprint of the race to destinations beyond the race borders (and vice versa) will be difficult throughout the day.
Once the race begins, traffic stops WILL be implemented for the safety of participants. Commuters may encounter significant delays and should exercise patience while driving.
Citizens are encouraged to plan ahead and allow additional travel time, as traffic will be impacted in many city communities. In order to minimize delays, motorists should use alternate routes outside of the race footprint. This includes using roadways north of 33rd Street, south of McComas Street, west of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and east of Highland Avenue.
Motorists should also pay close attention to posted parking restrictions, as vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. Citizens with questions concerning the location of their vehicles should call 311.
Citizens are strongly encouraged to use public transportation during this event. The Metro Subway is a great option for citizens traveling into and out of the city, as it will not be affected by the marathon or Fleet Week festivities.
The following parking restrictions will be implemented on Saturday, October 15, 2016:
Linwood Avenue from Eastern Avenue to Fayette Street 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Avenue (north side) from Linwood to Patterson Park Avenues 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Boston Street (north side) from Aliceanna Street to Lakewood Avenue 2:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lancaster Street from President to Caroline Streets 4:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
E. 33rd Street from Hillen Road to Guilford Avenue 4:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Eutaw Street (west side) from Madison to Monument Streets 4:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Howard Street (west side) from 23rd to 28th Streets 4:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Remington Avenue (both sides) from Wyman Park Drive to W. 31st Street 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
W. 31st Street (both sides) from Remington Avenue to Wyman Park Drive 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Camden Street from Paca to Howard Streets 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Baltimore Street (south side) from President Street to Patterson Park Avenue 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Key Highway (south side) from Battery Avenue to Covington Street 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fayette Street (south side) from Gay to Calvert Streets 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sinclair Lane from Washington to Chester Streets 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The following streets will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, October 15, 2016:
Paca Street from Pratt to Lombard Street 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Camden Street from Paca to Howard Streets 6:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Russell Street from Lee to Pratt Streets 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Note: VIP passes only allowed north of Russell and Hamburg after 6:00 a.m.
Eutaw Street from Pratt to Camden Streets 7:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Russell Street at Hamburg Street 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Hamburg Street Bridge from Russell to Leadenhall Streets 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Key Highway from Cross to Light Streets 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Light Street from Lombard Street to Key Highway 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Light Street from Hughes Street to Key Highway 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Southbound Jones Falls Expressway exit ramp to 28th Street 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The following streets will be impacted by the marathon on Saturday, October 15, 2016 with lane closures in effect:
Paca Street from Pratt to McCulloh Streets 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
McCulloh Street from Paca Street to Gwynns Falls Pkwy 8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Gwynns Falls Pkwy from Beechwood Drive to Wyman Park Drive (in Druid Hill Park) 8:15 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
Wyman Park Drive from Remington Avenue to W. 28th Street 8:25 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
W. 28th Street from Howard to St. Paul Streets 8:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
St. Paul Street from W. 28th to Light Streets 8:35 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Light Street from Pratt Street to Key Highway 8:45 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Key Highway from Light Street to Key Highway Extension to Hull Street 8:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Hull Street to Key Highway Extension to Key Highway to Light Street 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Light Street to Pratt Street to President Street to Lancaster Street 9:05 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Aliceanna Street from President to Boston Streets 9:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Boston Street to Lakewood Avenue to O’Donnell St. to Linwood Avenue 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Linwood Avenue from O’Donnell Street to Madison Street 9:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Madison Street from Linwood Avenue to Washington Street to St. Lo Drive 9:25 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Harford Road from St. Lo Drive to 30th Street to Hillen Road 9:30 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Hillen Road from Lake Montebello to E. 33rd Street to Guilford Avenue 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Guilford Avenue from E. 33rd to W. 29th Streets 9:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
W. 29th Street from Guilford Avenue to Howard Street 9:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Howard Street from W. 29th Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Eutaw St. from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to finish at M&T Bank Stadium 10:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Note: Traffic on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will remain open to through traffic in both directions during the marathon.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation:
“Keeping Baltimore Moving Safely”