Traffic Alert: Rock ‘n’ Roll Route Reminder: Neighbors Urged to Plan Ahead for Sunday, Sept 15

Rock ‘n’ Roll Route Reminder: Neighbors Urged to Plan Ahead
Road closures announced for musically motivated half-marathon on Sunday, Sept 15
Sold out race to welcome 22,500 runners; Benefits 16 local charities

Who:                Residents and neighbors along the 13.1 mile race course
                        22,500 participants and thousands of spectators, friends and family

What:              The Rock ‘n’
Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, featuring miles of entertainment with
live bands and cheerleaders along the course. The race starts and ends
at Eakins Oval near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, winding past many of
the city’s historic sites and landmarks and along the scenic Shuylkill
River. The event will conclude with a finish line concert headlined by
Walk Off the Earth.

When:           Sunday, September 15 (Race Start: 8:00am)
                     Most road closures will be in effect from 7:30am to 12:00Noon

Where:         Road Closures Include:
                        • Eakins Oval from 22nd Street to Art Museum Drive
                        • Ben Franklin Parkway from Eakins Oval to 16th Street
                        • JFK Boulevard from 15th Street to 20th Street
                        • Market Street from 20th Street to 15th Street and from E. Penn Square to 4th Street
                        • Arch Street from 4th Street to Ben Franklin Parkway
                        • Kelly Drive from 25th Street to Falls Bridge
                        • Falls Bridge from Kelly Drive to Martin Luther King Drive
                        • Martin Luther King Drive from Falls Bridge to Art Museum Drive
         Downloads: Road Closures
                           Course Map

                        • In 2013, 135 charity participants will have
raised$114,000 for a variety of causes through the Rock ‘n’ Roll
Philadelphia Half Marathon. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has raised
more than $283 million for charity since its inception in 1998.

                        • Runners from 50 states and 19 countries will
participate. 48% of the runners are from outside the state of