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Traffic Restrictions Announced for Sunday’s Caesar Rodney Half Marathon in Downtown Wilmington

Post Date:03/22/2019 1:00 PM

ALA Caesar Rodney.Horz

Traffic restrictions will be in place this Sunday, March 24 for the 2019 Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, Relay and 5K races.  Motorists should plan for road closures and traffic detours as well as yielding to runners along roadways throughout the City. The races, which are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. from Rodney Square, will take place rain or shine. All races will end at Rodney Square by 2:00 p.m.

Affected roadways associated with this event include those in the following neighborhoods: the Riverfront, Compton Village, Midtown Brandywine, Brandywine Park, the Highlands, and the Delaware Art Museum area.

Roadway closures are as follows: 

  • No southbound traffic on North Market Street at 18th Street – southbound traffic will be detoured onto West 18th Street
  • No traffic on South Market Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – traffic will be detoured eastbound onto MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • North Spruce Street at East 5th Street will be closed – traffic will be detoured onto East 5th Street

All other race-related roadways will be open to vehicular traffic, but motorists should expect delays and use extra caution due to the presence of race participants, who will be escorted by Wilmington Police. Road closures will begin at 9:00 a.m. and should be reopened no later than 2:00 p.m. Also, there will be no parking around Rodney Square – North Market Street between 10th and 11th streets; 11th Street between Market and King streets; King Street from 11th to 9th Street; and 10th Street between King and Market streets.

Impacted DART bus routes will be noted on DART’s website. Please visit for more information. More information about the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, Relay and 5K races, including affected roadways, can be found on the American Lung Association’s website:

 half marathon map



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