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Philadelphia Marathon Guide: Road Closures, Forecast & Fun for Marathon & Half Marathon

Expect plenty of traffic troubles around Philadelphia during this weekend's race festivities.



    Philly Marathon Closes Area Roads

    Traffic is already slowing down and police are already monitoring drivers ahead of the weekend's Philly Marathon. NBC10's Rosemary Connors was along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as runners prepare for the big race.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    Watch the Philadelphia Marathon LIVE in the video embedded above starting at 7 a.m.

    Philadelphia Marathon weekend is upon us bringing tens of thousands of runners to the streets of Philadelphia and plenty of road closures.

    This year the AACR Philadelphia marathon, Dietz & Watson Half Marathon, Dunkin' Munchkin Run and Rothman 8K races were spread out over two days but they all (with the exception of the Munchkin Run) started near the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The half marathon, 8K and the Munchkin Run took place Saturday. The marathon starts at 7 a.m. Sunday.

    You can watch the leaders and finish line from the Philadelphia Marathon LIVE on this page on Sunday.

    The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team is tracking the Philly Marathon forecast for runners and spectators:

    • For the 26.2-mile race Sunday, Wind gusts on Sunday morning will range from 35 to 45 mph, temperatures will start out around 50, but drop into the 40s during the race. With the strong wind gusts, feels-like temperatures will plummet during the race into the 30s.

    The following road closures will be in place Sunday:


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    (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)


    -Eakins Oval

    -B. F. Parkway, 18th St. to Eakins Oval

    Philly Marathon Traffic: Everything You Need To Know

    [PHI] Philly Marathon Traffic: Everything You Need To Know

    If you are going into Phialdelphia this weekend, plan accordingly. The Phialdelphia Marathton races will lead to road closures, detours, and potentially heavy traffic both Saturday and Sunday. NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington has all the information you need.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    -Spring Garden, Pennsylvania to Kelly Dr.

    -Kelly Drive, inbound & outbound from Fairmount Ave.

    -Spring Garden Street Bridge

    -MLK Drive

    -E/B I-676 @ 23rd Street

    -W/B I-676 @ 22nd Street

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    (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    5 a.m.:

    -Kelly Drive, from Fairmount Ave. to the City Line Avenue interchange

    5:15 a.m., the rest of the route will be shut down:

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    (Published Monday, Nov. 13, 2017)

    -B. F. Parkway, 18th to 16th

    -Arch Street, 16th to 4th Streets

    -4th St., Arch to Race

    -Race St., 4th to Columbus Blvd.

    -Columbus Blvd., Race St. to Washington Ave.

    -Washington Ave., Columbus Blvd. to Front St.

    -Front St., Washington Ave. to South St.

    -South St., Front to 6th St.

    -6th St., South to Chestnut

    -Chestnut, 6th to 34th St.

    -34th St., Chestnut to Lansdowne

    -Lansdowne, 34th to South Concourse

    -South Concourse to E. Memorial Hall Dr.

    -Avenue of the Republic, E. Memorial Hall Dr. to States Dr.

    -States Dr., Avenue of the Republic to Lansdowne Dr.

    -Lansdowne Dr., States Dr. to Black Road

    -Ridge Ave., Kelly Dr. to Main St.

    -Main St., Ridge Ave. to Green Lane

    Roads will reopen at the following times Sunday:

    -East of City Hall should be open by 10 a.m.

    -West of the Art Museum & Manayunk area should be open by 4 p.m.

    -B.F. Parkway, from 20th to Eakins Oval, including Eakins Oval, should be open by 4:30 p.m.

    The weekend festivities kicked off on Friday as the FREE Health & Fitness Expo and race packet picked up from noon to 9 p.m. in Hall F of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The expo continued Saturday. It began at 10 a.m. and ended at 7 p.m.

    Expect plenty of road closures along the routes for the race, which this year include neighborhoods including Center City, Old City, South Philly, Rittenhouse Square, University City, Powelton Village, Mantua and Fairmount Park for both big races and also East Falls and Manayunk for the full marathon.

    Police say to expect heavy traffic during the races. When possible, the cross streets will be allowed to pass, police said.