About 25,000 people are expected to flood the city's streets during Saturday's annual Baltimore Running Festival. Here are the areas you'll want to avoid if you aren't planning to run 26.2 miles this weekend.
The marathon will begin this year at Camden and Paca Streets. There will also be a 5K race, half-marathon, relay race and kids run starting at various times on Saturday morning. Festivities kick off at 7:30 a.m.
The race routes have been modified this year, and will now end at the Inner Harbor's McKeldin Square.
The city's department of transportation has warned that traveling inside the race's footprint will be difficult throughout the day. Motorists should expect significant delays.
The city also warns people to check for posted parking restrictions, as cars parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. People are encouraged to use public transportation. he Charm City Circulator will modify its service hours during the event — it will run from 4:00 p.m. until midnight on race day.
Here's a list of parking restrictions for Saturday:
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.
Baltimore Street (south side) from President Street to Patterson Park Avenue 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Key Highway from Light to Lawrence Streets 4:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fayette Street (south side) from Gay to Calvert Streets 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hillen Road from E. 33rd Street to Mervo entrance 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Dave Berdan, Stevenson University cross country coach, is competing in the 2017 Baltimore Marathon and members of his team give him advice before the race. He won the race in 2013 and 2015. (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun video)
These streets will be closed to through traffic on Saturday: