Baltimore Marathon route to include Fort McHenry

Early stage of Oct. 15 race adjusted to make room


September 13, 2005|By Paul McMullen

Fort McHenry, for years off limits to local road races, has been incorporated into the course for the fifth annual Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, which will be held Oct. 15.

To accomodate the extra mileage down Fort Avenue and around the national monument, which will encompass most of the 10th mile of the 26.2-mile race, adjustments were made to the course in an early stage, which will turn south around Druid Hill Lake instead of north.

"This is something we had hoped to add to the course since Year One," said Lee Corrigan, who organizes the Baltimore Running Festival. "Although the timing of this move is not ideal, we feel it is important to make the change now to ensure that the run within Fort McHenry is included in the race route for years to come."

Marathoners can register at Space also remains in the team relay and 5K, but the half-marathon has reached its maximum field.

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