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Run for the Dream Traffic Information

Post Date:05/21/2014

The 4th Annual Run for the Dream Half Marathon, 8K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run are scheduled for Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia. The 8K and Half Marathon begin at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center (101 Visitor Center Drive) and end at The College of William & Mary’s Zable Stadium on Richmond Road. The Kids Races start and finish in Zable Stadium. Just prior to the beginning of each event, all motor vehicle traffic will be stopped and prohibited from entering or crossing over any portion of the race route.  The races are expected to conclude by 11a.m. on both days. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014
7:00am - Fit to Run, Fit to Dream 8K Run/Walk (download route) or  link to interactive map
10:00am - Kids Fun Runs (for children ages 14 and under) 

Sunday, June 1, 2014
7:00am - Run for the Dream Half Marathon (download route) or link to interactive map

Motorists should expect traffic delays in the areas and times noted in the attached Race Routes & Street Closures (PDF) and are encouraged to use clearly marked detours. Affected streets will be marked with temporary “Official Course Route” signage. The City of Williamsburg Police Department will manage changes in traffic patterns. 

Officers will allow the faster and larger group of race participants to proceed along the course, allowing for vehicle traffic to travel across the route once the distance between participants becomes large enough to cross safely. The participants of the race will have the Right-of-Way throughout the event.

The roads within The College of William & Mary will be closed both days from approximately 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional race information and online registration for both races and the Kids Fun Run is available on the official website. A Post-Race Bash, featuring food and live music in William & Mary’s Sunken Garden, will immediately follow each race. The Race Expo, which is open to the public, will be held Friday, May 30, from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center.

Residents are invited and encouraged to come downtown to cheer on the participants.

Proceeds from the Run for the Dream will benefit An Achievable Dream, a nonprofit organization that operates two nationally recognized K-12 schools dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds.  The race also will benefit Paralyzed Veterans Racing. The team is made up of military veterans who served within the United States Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard and were either injured during their service or after their honorable discharge.

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