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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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by race organizers.
The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to expect traffic delays the morning of Saturday, April 26, during the 10th Annual Ocean City Island 2 Island Half Marathon and 5K. This year, half marathon runners will begin the race at Assateague Island and make their way to the finish line at the Inlet Lot. Runners participating in the 5K event will remain on the Boardwalk and will not affect traffic. 

Upon reaching Ocean City, runners will travel east on Route 50 in the far right lane and cross the Harry W. Kelley Memorial Bridge before crossing Philadelphia and Baltimore Avenues to reach the boardwalk. Drivers should expect delays in the downtown area beginning at approximately 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Traffic on Baltimore and Philadelphia Avenues will be intermittently stopped in advance of runners reaching the intersections and may at times be stopped for several minutes to accommodate runners without delay.

Event participants and spectators are urged to use crosswalks while crossing roadways and motorists should be extremely vigilant in the downtown area during this event. Finally, the Ocean City Police Department wishes the best of luck to all runners participating in Saturday’s races!


Anonymous said...

Plus Bikes to the Beach Spring Rally. Think I'll avoid O.C. this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Plus the humane society is holding a walk the boardwalk with your dog event. What a mess this is going to be.

Anonymous said...

I usually go over and watch the dog walk event and drop a few dollars to them, but not this year. It was horrible what they did to the previous director who founded the humane society. Plus my friend told me, they raised the adoption fees. My friend ended up getting a dog elsewhere because she didn't feel it was right to charge so much when she was the one taking a chance on an older dog with an unknown background. Then there's the issue of checking and verifying adoption applications. Shelters really need to make sure a person who claims they are a property owner really is. Earlier this year my other friends were checking the Facebook of their tenant and were shocked to see she had gotten a dog.

Anonymous said...

About a month ago there was a cat hit by a car in OC. A few of us who saw it happen stopped and tried to get the cat, who was dragging itself across the road toward some buildings. We couldn't get him. Some man came out and said it was his daughter's cat and she had just adopted it. Nice. The poor lady who hit the cat, was beside herself.