MTA Prepares for Baltimore Running Festival

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Running 26 miles through the streets of Baltimore might be hard, but the MTA is trying to make getting to the Baltimore Running Festival  easier. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) urges race fans to take mass transit to avoid downtown congestion and road closures on Saturday, October 17.

Fans are encouraged to use MTA Metro Subway and Light Rail to commute downtown. Metro Subway riders can exit at the Charles Center Station; Light Rail riders at the Camden Yards Station. The Camden Yards Station is a short walk to both the starting line at Russell and Camden streets and the finish line off Lee Street near the I-395/Martin Luther King Boulevard Overpass.

Fares for MTA Local Bus, Light Rail and Metro Subway are $1.70 one-way, $3.40 round-trip and $4 for a Day Pass. Day Passes are the best value and help riders avoid congestion and lines at transit stations.

Many Baltimore streets will be temporarily closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 17 to accommodate the various races. MTA Local Bus passengers should plan ahead since the marathon course will impact bus service. Modified Local Bus routes include Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 35, 36, 40, 48, 64, 82, 91 and 98. For details on all Local Bus diversions, please visit and click on the Baltimore Running Festival banner. MTA customers should allow extra time to travel via Local Bus.

Edited from Press Release

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