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Posted on: May 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Half Marathon - Sunday, May 7th - Roads to Be Imapcted

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FREDERICK, MD – The Frederick Running Festival, Half Marathon will be on Sunday, May 7th beginning at 7 am and concluding at approximately 10:30 am.   Road closures will begin at 6:15 am at various locations throughout the route and will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.  An estimated timeline is below of roads that will be closed.


    Estimated Closure Times
East Patrick Street (between Franklin & East Streets)

6:15 – 7:15am

East Street (southbound lanes between Patrick St. & Monocacy Blvd)

6:30 – 7:30am

Monocacy Blvd (westbound lanes between East and Market Streets)

6:45 – 7:45am

Market Street (between Monocacy and 6th Streets)

6:45 – 8:00am

6th Street (between Market and Bentz Streets)

6:45 – 8:00am

Bentz Street (between 6th St. and Carroll Pkwy)

7:00 – 8:05am

Carroll Parkway (between Bentz St and Fairview Ave)

7:00 – 8:30am

Kline Blvd (between Carroll Pkwy and Fairview Ave)

7:15 – 8:30am

Fairview Ave (between Kline Blvd and 2nd Street)

7:15 – 8:30am

W. Church Street (between Schifferstadt and Holden Rd)

8:00 – 10:15am

A map with the race route, estimated first and last runner time is attached to this release.  Officers will be at intersections to assist in directing traffic and pedestrians.  Motorists should expect delays and plan additional travel time during the Half Marathon event.  If you are participating in the Half Marathon, please plan on arriving early as traffic does get congested in and around the fairgrounds. 

Please be aware that this event will bring not only additional vehicular traffic, but also additional pedestrian and bicycle traffic with the runners, their supporters and first responders.  The public will see a significant police presence all along the route, with additional traffic control devices such as cones, barricades, traffic signs and variable message boards to help keep participants safe.

The Frederick Police Department is also encouraging everyone to be vigilant and report suspicious activity. Suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2101 or by calling 9-1-1. For additional details about the Frederick Running Festival, visit the festival website at


For information regarding traffic issues, road closures or general inquiries, please call the Frederick Police Department, 301-600-2097, or email Lt. Mike Lee,

Public Information Coordinator:  Michele Bowman 301-600-2091 / 240-446-4912

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