Race Day Traffic
The Delaware Marathon™ Running Festival endeavors to be a good neighbor. Here are some things you need to know about race day traffic.
The Start is at 7:00 am. The Finish is at 1:00 pm. All events start and Finish at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park at S. Market Street (US 13) and Rosa Parks Drive (Water Street).
S. Market Street Bridge: Proceed out E. 4th Street (Rte 9) crossing the Christina River to S. Heald Street to A. Street. Return to Route 13S.
From PA – Rte 52 South (blockage at N. Bancroft Parkway): – Right onto Greenhill Avenue to W. 4th Street or to Lancaster Avenue. (Do not cut through West 11th Street, MacDonough Drive, or West 7th Street or you will have to cross the course)
From Downtown – Rte 52 North: (blockage at N. Bancroft Parkway) – Left onto N. DuPont Street to Lancaster Avenue, right onto Greenhill Ave to PA Ave North. Vehicle traffic will be funneled to one lane.
From Rockford Park South at Delaware Art Museum: Right onto Woodlawn Avenue to Delaware Ave. (Note: runners proceed on Bancroft Parkway all the way from Kentmere Parkway to West 9th Street)
From North Wilmington (blockage at the North Market Street bridge): Right onto W. 18th Street up to Washington St. Left on Washington Street and across the Washington Street bridge into downtown Wilmington.
Union Street at Ninth Street: the runners cross Union Street at Ninth Street and proceed to Fourth Street. They return via Lincoln Street from Fourth Street to Ninth Street. Expect delays in this area. Vehicle traffic will be funneled to one lane. Your best option is to stay on PA Ave, turn left onto Greenhill Ave, and turn left onto Lancaster Ave. Remember, the runners run on Union, Lincoln and Bancroft.
Best Option from I-95 to reach the Amtrak/Bus Station: I-95 to I-495 North to Rte 13 North to S. Walnut Street. Optional: Take Exit 6 (MLK Blvd) off I-95, left onto N. West Street right on W. 4th Street, (cross the running course at 4th & King), right onto Poplar St, right onto E 2nd Street, left on S. French Street.