UPDATED: Hundreds of Runners Take Part in Salisbury Marathon
UPDATED – 4/7/19 – Hundreds of runners turned out from across the country for yesterday’s Salisbury Marathon. Runners were on the local roads till nearly 4pm – some in a bid to qualify for the New York or Boston marathons. The top marathon finisher hails from New York City – and finished in 2 hours 45 minutes and 15 seconds – the top local finisher is a Salisbury man who placed 5th. The half marathon was won by a man from Bel Air – the top local runner – taking 3rd place in the half – a 15 year old from Salisbury.
Salisbury residents planning on using the following routes should expect delays on Saturday, April 6 due to the Salisbury Marathon/Half-Marathon/#RunSBY 5k. Residents are encouraged to go to www.sbymarathon.com and look under the COURSES tab for a full turn-by-turn map of the race course.
The course has been programmed in to the Waze traffic app and will re-route you to your destination, based on the current directional road closures. Please note, there are no complete road closures, only LANES of roads.
We apologize for any inconvenience the race may cause, but we encourage you to come outside and cheer on these athletes from all over the Country, who have decided to make Salisbury and Wicomico County their destination!
The longer event will START at 7am at the Salisbury City Park and end in Downtown Salisbury. A 5k will start at 7:30 am from the Downtown Plaza and run up Riverside and return.
White arrow signs will be placed along Riverside Dr. indicating detours for those affected by the lane closure. These are expected to help residents with the longest routing issues, especially those that live on the West side of Riverside Drive and Riverside Drive Extended. The suggested route to reach any of these areas on Riverside Drive extended is to:
-Take Camden Avenue to Allen Cutoff Road
-Continue on Allen Cutoff Road on to Allen Road
-Continue on Allen Road and Turn RIGHT on S Upper Ferry Road
-Turn RIGHT on Walnut Tree (you will see runners going to opposite direction)
-WHEN IT IS SAFE, Turn LEFT on to Campground Road
-You will be able to access all points of Riverside Drive from here.
-If you live WEST of SILOAM ROAD, continue on Campground to Riverside Drive Ext
-If you live EAST of SILOAM ROAD, take Siloam Road and continue to your residence
For more information on routes or the SBY Marathon in general, go to www.sbymarathon.com