|Traffic restrictions will be in place this Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 as the 15th Annual Delaware Marathon Running Festival is held. The event, which will happen rain or shine, includes a full- and half-marathon, as well as a 4-person relay, twilight 5K run, and a kid’s fun run.
Participants will gather at the Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park along the Christina Riverfront at 5 p.m. on Saturday for the Kid’s Fun Run, and at 6 p.m. for the Twilight 5K. The latter race should be completed in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Those running in the full- or half-marathon, or the 4-person relay, will gather at Tubman Garrett Park at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 29. All races will end at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park.
On Saturday, South Market Street (U.S. Route 13) will be closed from Martin Luther King Boulevard for about 90 minutes beginning at 5:45 p.m. It is expected to reopen at about 7:15 p.m. Motorists are advised to use East 4th Street to detour around this closure.
On Sunday, there will be lane closures throughout the city. South Market Street (U.S. Route 13) will be closed from Martin Luther King Boulevard from 6 a.m. until Noon. The detour will be to 4thStreet, then eastbound on East 4th Street, across the Winchester Bridge. The Market Street Bridge will be closed at 18th Street from 6 a.m. until Noon, with the detour taking motorists west on West 18th Street to Washington Street and across the Washington Street Bridge.
Run participants will be escorted by Wilmington Police, so motorists should be cautions of runners and expect some delays in these areas each day. More information about the Delaware Marathon and Running Festival can be found at: http://www.delawaremarathon.org/