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Dotty Appel Memorial Run This Friday

November 5th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

CUMBERLAND, Md. – On Friday, November, 7, 2014, the Dotty Appel Memorial 2.62 Mini Marathon and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held in the City of Cumberland as part of the weekend’s homecoming celebration.

Travel through the city on and near the race route will be impacted for a short duration of time. Motorists are asked to either avoid the route or use extreme caution when traveling in these areas due to race participants.

The race will start at 5:30 p.m. at Greenway Avenue Stadium. Greenway Avenue will be closed off in front of the stadium. This will impact vehicles using Cecil Street to turn onto Greenway Avenue.

Participants will run one loop around the track then turn left out of the stadium and down Greenway Avenue towards Penhurst Avenue. Participants will turn left onto Penhurst Avenue for a short distance then left onto Avondale Avenue. Runners will continue on Avondale Avenue to the intersection of Williams Street. The runners will cross Williams Street and enter Constitution Park on Parkview Avenue. Runners will continue on Parkview Avenue down behind the amphitheater, beside Constitution Park Pool, and around the baseball field at Constitution Park. Participants will then loop back around to run in the reverse direction in which they started the race. The finish line will be inside Greenway Avenue Stadium on the 50 yard line.

The Cumberland Street Department will set up traffic cones to mark the route beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Cumberland City Police Department will place an officer at the intersection of Williams Street and Avondale Avenue to ensure the runners’ safety and assist any motorists who need assistance in navigating around the race. Volunteers will be located elsewhere along the race course.

Day of race registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end promptly at 5:15 p.m. Cost for both runners and walkers will be $20 for adults and $15 students ages K-12.

It is anticipated that by 6:30 p.m. the race will be concluded and traffic will be back to normal.

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