Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
The Baltimore Marathon takes place this Saturday, Oct. 18, and runners will pass near the Homewood campus early in the race and again with just a few miles to go.
You are invited to come out and cheer for the competitors, but you should also note that some roads in the vicinity will be closed at points throughout the day. Your ability to drive to or from campus will be affected.
A course map is online.
A street-by-street, turn-by-turn rundown of the course is here.
Information on street closings is here.
An estimate of when runners will be at various points on the course is here.
NOTE: Because of potential conflicts with the American League Championship Series between the Orioles and the Kansas City Royals, the start time for the marathon is one hour earlier than previously scheduled. The new start time is 7 a.m. The times below reflect the change.
The course's closest approaches to the university are between mile markers 5 and 6 and between mile markers 23 and 24. The highest concentrations of runners in our area are expected from 7:25 to 8:51 a.m. and, later on along the course, from 8:55 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Parking will be restricted from 5 to 10 a.m. on Wyman Park Drive from Remington Avenue to Art Museum Drive. There will also be parking restrictions from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the west side of Howard Street between 23rd and 28th streets and on 33rd Street from Hillen Road to Guilford Avenue.
We would expect that Wyman Park Drive, Art Museum Drive, and the northern end of Howard Street will close or experience lane closures from 7:25 to at least 8:35 a.m. Also, 28th Street from Howard to St. Paul will have closures from about 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. St. Paul will be affected from 28th Street south from about 7:35 to 9:10 a.m.
Farther along on the course, 33rd Street from Lake Montebello to Guilford Avenue will be affected from about 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Guilford from 33rd to 29th will be closed from about 8:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 29th from Guilford to Howard will be closed from about 8:50 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., and Howard Street south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will have closures from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cross streets are likely to be affected throughout the closure periods.
Dennis O'Shea Office of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org