Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon Race Weekend: September 10 & 11, 2016 | Allentown, PA
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Driving Directions

For Relay Teams Along the Course
Team Relay ExchangeFor relay teams moving runners along the course or for those following runners, these directions take into account road closures for race day.  Keep your Runner or Spectator placard visible on your dashboard.  This placard is not an all access pass to closed roads but will help volunteers and police identify that you are part of the marathon.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION

  • Parking lots at Lehigh Valley Hospital open at 5:30am and close at 6:40.
  • Parking Lots will reopen at 7:10am.
  • Fish Hatchery Rd. will be closed from 6:45am to 7:10am.
  • Relay Teams dropping off Leg 1 Runners at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Staff entrance will have a special drop-off.

Leg 1
Start (Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest & I-78, Allentown, PA) to Exchange #1 (Parkettes, Union Street & S 3rd Street, Allentown, PA)

  • Come out of Lehigh Valley Hospital Starting Line Entrance and turn left on Fish Hatchery Rd. at traffic light.
  • Turn left on Cedar Crest Blvd. at traffic light.
  • Turn left on I-78 East Entrance Ramp towards Bethlehem and Quakertown at 2nd traffic light.
  • Take Route I-78 East for 3.7 miles and take Exit 59 for Summit Lawn.
  • Turn left at end of exit ramp on W. Rock Rd. at stop sign.
  • Turn left on S. Pike Avenue at traffic light. S. Pike Avenue turns into S. 4th St.
  • Follow S. Pike Avenue/S. 4th St. for 2.8 miles and follow direction from parking volunteers.*
  • Drive as far into the grass field, parallel to S. 3rd St., as you can and park.
  • Go to the intersection of S. 3rd St. and Union St. and turn left on Union St. Exchange #1 (Parkettes) is less than 1 block up on the left side.

*NOTE: *NOTE: There will be a barricade on S. 3rd St. at Basin St. to keep non-marathon traffic out of this area. Keep your Runner or Spectator placard visible on your dashboard.  This placard is not an all access pass to closed roads but will help volunteers and police identify that you are part of the marathon.

Leg 2
Exchange #1 (Parkettes, Union St. & S. 3rd St., Allentown, PA) to Exchange #2 (Wooden Match Restaurant, Main & Lehigh St., Bethlehem, PA)

  • Exit grass parking lot and turn right on S. 4th St.
  • Turn left on Susquehanna St. at the 2nd traffic light.  Stay on Susquehanna for 3.3 miles.  Stay left at fork in the road (Vallos Bakery and Bolete Restaurant on the right) and continue on Susquehanna St./Broadway.
  • Turn left at traffic light on Delaware Avenue (0.9 miles after fork in the road).  There is no street sign.  St. Ursula Church, a large gray stone church, is on the right and Matey’s Steak House is on the left.
  • Delaware Avenue turns into 3rd St.  Continue on Delaware Avenue/3rd St. for 1.3 miles.
  • Turn left on New St./Fahy Bridge at traffic light.
  • At the end of the Fahy Bridge, turn left on W. Lehigh St. at traffic light.  The street will be blocked for traffic but will allow runners and spectators through to park.* 
  • Park on Lehigh St. or in the Wooden Match Restaurant parking lot on the left.
  • Exchange #2 (Wooden Match Restaurant) is on Lehigh St. just after crossing over Main St.

*NOTE:There will be a barricade on W. Lehigh St. to keep non-marathon traffic out of this area.  Keep your Runner or Spectator placard visible on your dashboard.  This placard is not an all access pass to closed roads but will help volunteers and police identify that you are part of the marathon.

Leg 3
Exchange #2 (Wooden Match Restaurant, Main & Lehigh St. Bethlehem, PA) to Exchange #3 (Canal Park, Main St. & Lockhouse Rd., Freemansburg)

  • Go east on Lehigh St. (back the way you came from the previous set of directions).
  • Continue on Lehigh St. (becomes Center St.) for 0.4 miles.
  • Turn right at the 3rd traffic light on E. Market St. Stay on E. Market St. for 0.7 miles.
  • Turn left on Stefko Blvd. at traffic light. Stay on Stefko Blvd. for 0.6 miles.
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn right on Pembroke Rd.
  • At fork in road after 0.8 miles, bear right on Washington St. at 2nd traffic light.
  • Parking is available:
    • At stop sign, turn right on Main St.
      • Large stone parking lot on right, two blocks down.
      • Street parking.

        OR

    • At stop sign, turn left on Main St.
      • Willow Grove Hotel parking lot on the right.
      • Parking lot just before Willow Grove Hotel on the right.
      • Street parking.
  • From parking lots, walk left on Main St. to Lock House Rd., just after the Willow Grove Hotel. Turn right on Lock House Rd., exchange point is beyond Lock House on the right.*

*NOTE:   As you walk to exchange point, you will walk across the runners’ lane.  Please proceed with caution and be aware of oncoming runners.

NOTE:  Due to high runner traffic and limited parking, it is suggested that spectators skip this spectator spot and go directly to Riverview Park. Directions direct to Exchange #4 (Riverview Park, Lehigh Dr., Palmer Township, PA)

Leg 4
Exchange #3 (Canal Park, Main St. & Lockhouse Rd., Freemansburg) to Exchange #4 (Riverview Park, Lehigh Dr., Palmer Township, PA)

  • From Large stone parking lot, turn left on Main St.  From Willow Grove Hotel parking lot and parking lot just before Willow Grove Hotel turn right on Main St.
  • Turn right on Freemansburg Avenue at stop sign.  Stay on Freemansburg Avenue for 5.5 miles.
  • Turn right on 25th St. at traffic light.  Stay on 25th St. for 0.6 miles.
  • Turn right on Lehigh Dr. (just before bridge over the Lehigh River and across the street from Children’s Home for Easton, PA).
  • Turn right immediately into Exchange #4 (Riverview Park).
  • Additional parking is available at:
    • Freemansburg Elementary School
    • Alan Kunsman Roofing and Siding
    • Norfolk Southern Parking Lot (Behind J.J Villani Auto Sales)
    • Willow Grove Hotel
    • Kares Krafted Kitchen
    • Freemansburg Bethlehem Township Little League

Leg 5
Exchange #4 (Riverview Park, Lehigh Dr., Palmer Township, PA) to Finish (Scott Park, 91 Larry Holmes Dr., Easton, PA)

  • From parking lot, turn left on Lehigh Dr.
  • Turn left on 25th St.
  • Turn right onto Freemansburg Ave.
  • Slight right onto Butler St.
  • Continue onto Wolf Ave.
  • Continue onto Washington St.
  • Turn left onto S 4th.
  • Turn right on Ferry Street.
  • Parking garage is on the left.
  • Proceed on foot down 3rd St towards the Lehigh River and turn left on Larry Holmes Drive. 

PLEASE BE ALERT FOR ANY POSSIBLE DETOURS OR ROAD REPAIRS.