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The Race will utilize the parking lots on the Maryland Zoo property (LOTS A, B & C.) Runners are asked NOT TO PARK in any other area unless directed.

PLEASE FOLLOW POLICE AND ATTENDANT DIRECTION!

Runners may enter the parking area from TWO ENTRANCES: 1) Gwynn Falls Pkwy. off of Druid Park Lake Dr. 2) Greenspring Ave. at Beechwood Dr.

THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC RACE MORNING. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND ARRIVE EARLY. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO PARK AND GET TO THE START LINE. PLAN TO LEAVE 20 MINUTES BEFORE YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT LEAVING. WITH THE LIVE TV COVERAGE, WE WILL START THE RACE AT 7:30am.

WE ASK RUNNERS TO USE EXIT 7 and EXIT 9 OFF OF I-83 TO SPREAD THE TRAFFIC.

We will offer a complementary shuttle bus from the Zoo main entrance beginning at 6am. However many runners choose to walk the short distance to the start line.

You may enter the Park at Swann Road, Gwynn Falls Pkwy off of Druid Park Lake Drive and off of Greenspring Ave. at Beechwood Dr. to access the parking areas.

From I-83 North

  • Take Exit 7A (West) onto Druid Park Lake Drive. Follow around park crossing Gywnn Falls Pkwy. (Entrance to park at Gywnn Falls & Druid Park Lake Dr will be CLOSED on race morning.)
  • Take next right into park entrance at Liberty Heights Ave.
  • Turn right at Beechwood Dr. into the zoo area.
  • Follow parking attendants to the parking area for the race
From I-95 South

  • Take I-695 West to I-83 South.
  • Take Exit 9B (West) to Cold Spring Lane.
  • Travel .6 mile and at the Second Traffic Light, turn Left onto Greenspring Ave.
  • Travel 1.3 miles and turn left at Beechwood Dr. into the zoo area.
  • Follow parking attendants to the parking area for the race.
From I-70

  • Take I-695 North toward Towson to I-83 South.
  • Take Exit 9B (West) to Cold Spring Lane.
  • Travel .6 mile and at the Second Traffic Light, turn Left onto Greenspring Ave.
  • Travel 1.3 miles and turn left at Beechwood Dr. into the zoo area.
  • Follow parking attendants to the parking area for the race.
From I-83 South

  • Take Exit 9B (West) to Cold Spring Lane.
  • Travel .6 mile and at the Second Traffic Light, turn Left onto Greenspring Ave.
  • Travel 1.3 miles and turn left at Beechwood Dr. into the zoo area.
  • Follow parking attendants to the parking area for the race.
From I-95 North

  • Take I-395 North (Exit 53), and enter city using two left-hand lanes (Do not take MLK Exit Ramp).
  • Turn right on Pratt Street.
  • Travel approximately 1 mile and then turn left onto President Street.
  • Continue straight as President St. becomes I-83 North.
  • Take Exit 7A (West) onto Druid Park Lake Drive. Follow around park crossing Gywnn Falls Rd. (Entrance to park at Gywnn Falls & Druid Park Lake Dr will be CLOSED on race morning).
  • Take next Right into park entrance at Liberty Heights Ave.
  • Turn right at Beechwood Dr. into the zoo area.
  • Follow parking attendants to the parking area for the race
From Downtown Baltimore

  • President St. becomes I-83 North.
  • Take Exit 7A (West) onto Druid Park Lake Drive. Follow around park crossing Gywnn Falls Pkwy. (Entrance to park at Gywnn Falls & Druid Park Lake Dr will be CLOSED on race morning).
  • Take next Right into park entrance at Liberty Heights Ave.
  • Turn right at Beechwood Dr. into the zoo area.
  • Follow parking attendants to the parking area for the race