The Baltimore Running Festival takes place this Saturday, Oct. 15, and marathon 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 and some street parking will be restricted. Your ability to drive to or from campus, or park nearby, will be affected, particularly with much of San Martin Drive and part of Wyman Park Drive now closed for construction.
A marathon course map is online.
A street-by-street, turn-by-turn rundown of the course is also available on the marathon website.
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 8:25 a.m. to 9:51 a.m. and, later on along the course, from 9:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Parking will be restricted from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on both sides of Remington Avenue from Wyman Park Drive to West 31st Street. Parking will be restricted in the same time window on both sides of West 31st Street from Remington Avenue to Wyman Park 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.
We would expect that Wyman Park Drive from Remington Avenue to West 28th Street will close to vehicle traffic or experience lane closures from 8:25 a.m. to at least 9:35 a.m. Also, 28th Street from Howard to St. Paul will have closures from about 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. St. Paul will be affected from 28th Street south from about 8:35 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Farther along on the course, 33rd Street from Lake Montebello to Guilford Avenue will be affected from about 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Guilford from 33rd to 29th will be closed from about 9:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 29th from Guilford to Howard will be closed from about 9:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., and Howard Street from 29th Street south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will have closures from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cross streets are likely to be affected throughout the closure periods.