Traffic and Parking Restrictions for the Port to Fort 6K on Saturday

| October 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Race schedule for Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation Port to Fort 6K: 

7am: Race open for Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration
8am: Race Warm Up (At the stage)
8:15am: All Runners and Walkers to the Start Line
8:30am: Race Begins
10:00am-Noon: Post-Race Party
• Music by DJ (Stage)
• Pumpkin Painting (Near playground)
• Trick or Treating (Visit the sponsor tables)
• Food and Drinks (Center of parking lot)
10:15am: *Costume Contest (meet at stage)
10:30am: *Awards Ceremony (meet at stage)

From Councilman Eric Costello:

UPDATE: Port to Fort 6K on Saturday, Oct 28 on South Baltimore Peninsula – Revised Parking Restrictions

The annual Port to Fort 6K will occur on Saturday, Oct 28. You may have noticed new parking restrictions on the E Fort Ave corridor as well as some of the side streets prohibiting parking from 4am – 1pm. I just met with DOT on their weekly special events coordination meeting to bring up concerns that neighbors have raised with these new parking restrictions.

In short, DOT enacted a new policy due to a police officer being clipped by a vehicle during the Baltimore Running Festival (the marathon) on Oct 14. It is unclear how long this policy will remain in effect and it is something that we will bring up with DOT as soon as the special events season dies down in January. Unfortunately, due to this tragic incident, we are unable to enact any changes here.

In the meantime, DOT has committed that if a vehicle is parked in one of the restricted areas, it is subject to a citation and tow relocation. The relocation will occur within the neighborhood and the vehicle will NOT be towed to the impound lot. If a vehicle is relocated, residents may call 311 to find the exact location. DOT further committed to lift the parking restrictions on side streets as soon as all of the participants pass which is anticipated to be prior to 1pm.

The route for the race is as follows:
• The race will begin on Fort Avenue by the Liberty Lot (1215 E Fort Ave)
• Head west on Fort Avenue toward Light Street.
• Left on Webster St., Right onto E Randall St., Right onto Belt St.
• Right on Fort Avenue toward Fort McHenry
• Enter Fort McHenry and complete Fort loop, returning to Fort Avenue and heading west.
• The finish line is on Fort Avenue by the Liberty Lot.

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