With the Rock & Roll Half-Marathon starting at 8 a.m. Sunday morning followed by the Eagles’ home opener at 1 p.m., Sunday promises to be a busy day on Philadelphia roadways.
The Half-Marathon will bring over 22,000 runners to the streets of Philadelphia, winding through the Art Museum area, historical downtown Philadelphia and along the Schuylkill River.
Road closures for the Half-Marathon will take effect around 7:30 a.m., with police implementing “soft” closures throughout the entire course. As participants begin to traverse the course, each affected road will re-open as the last participants complete their run on a particular street. Listed are some of the major closures. For a complete list, click here (PDF).
- Eakins Oval from 22d Street to Art Museum Drive.
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Eakins Oval to 16th Street.
- John F. Kennedy Boulevard from 15th to 20th Streets.
- Market Street from 20th to 15th and from East Penn Square to Fourth Street.
- Arch Street from Fourth to the Parkway.
- Kelly Drive from 25th Street to the Falls Bridge.
- The Falls Bridge from Kelly Drive to Martin Luther King Drive.
- Martin Luther King Drive from the Falls Bridge to Art Museum Drive.
Streets along the course will be designated with “No Parking” signs. The complete list of “No Parking” zones can be found here.
After the race, runners and spectators can take advantage of free rides on SEPTA Broad Street Line on Sunday. The free rides, sponsored by Miller Lite beer, will be available for eight hours from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
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