Marathon to affect traffic, parking lots beginning April 19

April 19, 2018 | Events, News, UToday, Alumni
By Christine Wasserman

The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K will affect traffic on and surrounding UT’s Main Campus Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

As a result, several parking lots will be impacted beginning the evening of Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 22.

Students and others who may be traveling on or around campus are reminded to plan accordingly.

Organized by the Toledo Roadrunners Club, more than 8,000 runners are expected to participate this weekend in the events, which will have a major impact on traffic.

Specifically, Lot 10 will close beginning Thursday, April 19, from 9 p.m. through Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. Cars remaining in this lot will be towed Friday, April 20, at 5 a.m. Lot 12W also will close at 9 p.m. Thursday and open at 4 p.m. Sunday.

On Saturday, April 21, East Rocket Drive will close from 9 to 9:45 a.m. There will be no access in or out of parking lots 18 or 9 during this time.

Also on Saturday, Stadium Drive will close from 7:30 a.m. until noon.

On Sunday, April 22, Lots 3, 4 and 18 will be for volunteer parking only; cars will be unable to leave until after the race is complete, approximately 1 p.m. No parking will be permitted in Lots 5, 6 and 10.

Also on Sunday, Secor Road will close at 4 a.m. between Bancroft Street and Valleston Parkway, and West Towerview Boulevard will not be accessible. At 7 a.m. Sunday, Secor will be closed from Kenwood Boulevard to Dorr Street. The entrance to Lot 25 from Secor will be open after 8 a.m.

Additionally, several lots will not allow cars in or out on Sunday from 6:45 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.; these include Lots 1N, 1S, 2 East Ramp, 3, 4, 8 (both entrances), 9 and 26. Students are urged to plan accordingly if they need to drive to work or elsewhere.

UT Campus Course Maps for the 5K on Saturday, April 21, are available here.

Complete campus and city road closures for Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, are available here.

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