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Posted on: April 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Street Closings, Restrictions and Accommodations for the Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K, Smokin’ BBQ

(Petersburg, Virginia) April 11, 2016 – Please be mindful of runners, spectators, street closings and parking restrictions for the Petersburg Half Marathon and 5K and the Smokin’ BBQ Festival and the Revolutionary War Reenactment events on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Shuttle Service
In order to ease the anticipated congestion, a free shuttle will be provided from the Old Towne Visitor Center (19 Bollingbrook Street) to Battersea for the Revolutionary War Reenactment and back from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Buy, Shop and Eat Local
All businesses within route to the festival sites and race will keep regular business hours unless otherwise noted.


Traveling, Viewing, Assisting
Please use caution when traveling throughout the city. If you are anticipating viewing the race, we encourage you to stay off of the course and join us at the Farmer’s Market. Please practice patience and help people through our beautiful historic city.


Along the Race Course…
To assist with runners and traffic flow along the course, there will be course marshals at the starting line and every 3 miles thereafter as well as at the finish line. EMS and other emergency units will be located at the start and finish line and outside of the Petersburg National Battlefield. Police will be on hand to provide traffic direction, security and other assistance throughout the area. The Fire Department will be present to provide assistance as needed portalets and trash cans will be placed strategically throughout the race route. Runners are asked to look for markers to stay on course.

THE FOLLOWING ROAD CLOSINGS ARE SCHEDULED FROM 6 AM - 12PM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16.

Bank St. at N. Old Church St.
Bank St. at N. Burch St.
Bank St. at Miller St.
E. Washington St. at Culpepper Ave.
E. Washington St. at Monument Ave.
E. Washington St. at Gibbons Ave.
E. Washington St. at Henrico St.
E. Washington St. at Ash St.
E. Washington St. at Mecklenburg St.
S. Crater Rd. at Stratford Ave.
N. Crater Rd. at Bank St.
Bank St. and Madison St.
Madison St. and W. Washington St.
W. Washington St. at Davis St.
W. Washington St. at Lafayette St.
W. Washington St. at Hazel St.
W. Washington St. at N. Jones St.
Battersea St. at Hinton St.
Battersea St. at Commerce St.
Upper Appomattox St. at Bluefield St.
W. High St. at N. South St.
W. High St. at N. Jones St.
W. High St. at Hurt St.
W. High St. at Lafayette St.
W. High St. at Cross St.
W. High St. at N. Davis St.

THE FOLLOWING ROAD CLOSINGS ARE SCHEDULED FROM 9AM. - 5 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Old St. at Sycamore St.
Rock St. and Cockade Alley
River St. at Second St.
River St. at Rock St.

For more information visit http://www.petersburgva.gov/

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