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Rochester 1/2 Marathon & 5K is on Sunday


The Rochester ½ Marathon and 5K race is on Sunday, September 26. Organizers were not able to bring back the full marathon this year.

YellowJacket racing is producing Sunday’s events, and is notifying area residents of some street closures on Sunday morning. The two events finish up at Frontier Field.

Organizers say that the race begins at 7:30 am on Maplewood Drive in Maplewood Park by the tennis courts, with the course closing at 11:00 am. However, roads will be re-opened as the final runner passes each checkpoint.

Road Closure Information:

City of Rochester/Charlotte Areas:

Approx. 6am - 11am:

  • Maplewood Dr from Lake Ave to Gorsline St
  • Maplewood Ave from Maplewood Dr to dead end at Rose Gardens
  • Bridgeview Drive from Rt 104 to Keehl  Street
  • Maplewood Drive from Keehl Street to Lake Ave 

Approx. 7am – 9am:

  • Petten Street from Lake Avenue to the River 

Approx. 7:30am – 11am:

  • Driving Park Bridge

Approx. 7:30am – 11am:

  • Smith Street Bridge
  • Cataract St from St Paul to the dead end 

Approx. 7:30am – 11am:

  • Morrie Silver Way from Verona St to State St
  • Platt St from State St to Mill St
  • Plymouth Ave from Allen to Brown St

Approx. 7:30am – 11am:

  • State St btwn Brown & Allen
  • State St will have heavy traffic due to people traveling to Frontier Field for event. Add’l free event parking is available at the Sister Cities Garage (on Fitzhugh, btwn Main & Church). There will also be parking available at Frontier Field (Lots C&D), which can also be accessed from Main St to Broad St to Morrie Silver Way.   

Will be closed Sep 25tht 5pm to Sept 26th 12pm:

  • Morrie Silver Way from Oak St to Verona St


Approx. 7:30am – 10:30am:

  • There will be no southbound travel on Thomas Ave
  • There may be delays crossing St. Paul Blvd, mainly for side streets west of St. Paul Blvd (especially btwn 8am -10:30am)

O’Rorke Bridge:

  • Traffic can cross over bridge; lift will remain closed and not be raised for boat traffic from 4am - 1:30pm

Event parking will be available at Frontier Field lots C and D, which can be accessed from Main Street to Broad Street to Morrie Silver Way. Additional event parking will be available at the Sister Cities Garage, 28 N Fitzhugh Street.
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Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.