The Best Places To Be A Spectator

Baltimore Marathon

Special Pullout Section

October 18, 2001

Dave Cooley, race director for the first Baltimore Marathon, suggests these "hot spots" for watching the runners

* Start and finish lines at PSINet Stadium.

* On Pratt Street at the World Trade Center area. Just beyond the one-mile mark. The site will be big and crowded and great.

* Patterson Park. First exchange point for the relays, major water site, and the four-mile mark.

* Anywhere on Walther Boulevard from the eight-mile mark to the 11-mile mark. Go north on Harford Road to one of the cross streets and then drive east to Walther and park in the southbound traffic lane. Watch from the median.

* Anywhere on Roland Avenue from Lake Avenue south to University Parkway. Park on northbound side and watch from the median anywhere from the 16-mile mark to the 18-mile mark.

* Druid Hill Park from East Avenue to Madison Avenue (from just past the 20-mile mark to just past the 22-mile mark). Watch the bodies hit the wall.

JUST THE FACTS

What:

The inaugural Baltimore Marathon

When:

8:30 a.m. Saturday (related festivities today through Saturday; see details elsewhere in this pullout section)

Where:

PSINet Stadium, Russell and Hamburg streets (Russell Street exit off Interstate 95)

Last-minute registration:

At the Aetna Health & Fitness Expo at the stadium (also, packet pickup)

Getting there:

Most Inner Harbor hotels are within easy walking distance of PSINet Stadium. Limited parking will be available on stadium lots C, F, G and H. The northbound light rail (Cromwell Station) begins running at 5:34 a.m.; the southbound (Hunt Valley) at 6:02 a.m. The closest light-rail stop is at the adjacent Camden Yards stadium

Security:

Backpacks and other bags will be searched at the stadium

Call:

410-377-8006 or 800-487-0670

Web site:

thebaltimore marathon.com

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