KEY ADDRESSES


 RACE EXPO


Scranton High School – 63 Mike Munchak Way, Scranton, PA 18508

Scranton High School is located at 63 Mike Munchak Way, Scranton, PA 18508 just off Providence Road and adjacent to Scranton Memorial Stadium just a few blocks outside of Downtown.

  • If traveling from points north, take I-81 South to Exit 191B (Scranton Expressway). At bottom of exit ramp, turn right onto expressway (Rt. 11 South). Follow expressway approximately 2.7 miles and take 7th Avenue/Providence Rd. exit. At end of exit ramp, turn left at light. Drive 1/4 mile. School is on left.
  • If traveling from points south, take I-81 North to Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway). Note: Exit is on left side of highway. Follow expressway just over one mile to Downtown Scranton. Upon entering Downtown, bear right onto Jefferson Ave. Take Jefferson Ave. two blocks to Mulberry St. Make left on Mulberry St. and drive six blocks through Downtown. Leave Downtown on expressway. Travel 1/10th mile and take very first exit (7th Avenue/Providence Road). Turn right at bottom of exit ramp. School is on left.
  • If traveling from NY/NJ metro area, follow I-380 North to I-81 North. Take I-81 North to exit 191B (Scranton Expressway). At bottom of exit ramp, turn right onto expressway (RT.11 South). Follow expressway approximately 2.7 miles and take 7th Ave./Providence Rd. exit. At end of exit ramp, turn left at light. Drive 1/4 mile. School is on left.
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RACE DAY BUS BOARDING


Corner of Spruce St. and Wyoming Ave. (one block from finish line)
Buses run from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.  As soon as a bus fills, it begins the approximately 45 minute ride to the start area.

From Dunmore Hotels (Sleep Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn) and Points North

  • Follow I-81 South to Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway).
  • Once on Expressway get into left lane.
  • Follow Expressway in left lane about 1.3 miles (you’ll see signs for Mall at Steamtown along the way).
  • At traffic light at entrance to Downtown Scranton turn left onto Jefferson Avenue.
  • Follow Jefferson Avenue (becomes Lackawanna Avenue) three blocks to Wyoming Ave. Turn right. Drive one block on Wyoming Ave. to Spruce St

From Points South of Scranton (i.e. Montage Mountain hotels  – Hampton Inn, Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Townplace Suites, Econolodge) and Pittston and Wilkes-Barre hotels

  • Follow I-81 North to Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway). Note: exit is on left side of highway.
  • Take Exit 185 and get in left lane. Follow Expressway in left lane about 1.3 miles (you’ll see signs for Mall at Steamtown along the way).
  • At traffic light at entrance to Downtown Scranton, turn left onto Jefferson Avenue.
  • Follow Jefferson Avenue (becomes Lackawanna Avenue) three blocks to Wyoming Ave. Turn right. Drive one block on Wyoming Ave, to Spruce St.

From Clarks Summit Hotels (Inn at Nichols Village, Ramada Inn, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Econolodge)

  • From Clarks Summit, follow Rt. 11 South all the way to Downtown Scranton. Rt. 11 South will become Scranton Expressway as you leave Clarks Summit.
  • Enter Downtown Scranton on Mulberry Street.
  • Upon entering Downtown on Mulberry St., continue straight for three blocks to Wyoming Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Wyoming Avenue.
  • Follow Wyoming Avenue two blocks to Spruce Street.

From Dickson City Hotels (Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn)

  • From Fairfield and Residence Inn, use Viewmont Mall access roads and leave Mall area at main entrance/exit.
  • Turn left at light when leaving Mall property and look for signs for Route 11 South.
  • Follow Signs for Route 11 South (Scranton Expressway).
  • Follow Route 11 South/Scranton Expressway about 2.8 miles to entrance to Downtown Scranton at Mulberry St. (Expressway becomes Mulberry Street).
  • Upon entering Downtown on Mulberry St., continue straight for three blocks to Wyoming Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Wyoming Avenue.
  • Follow Wyoming Avenue three blocks to Lackawanna Avenue.
  • Turn left on Lackawanna. Drive one block to bus pick-up. From Dickson City Microtel – turn left out of parking lot onto Main Ave. Travel a short distance and turn left to get onto I-81 South.
  • Follow I-81 South to Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway).
  • Once on Expressway get into left lane.
  • Follow Expressway in left lane about 1.3 miles (you’ll see signs for Mall at Steamtown along the way). At traffic light at entrance to Downtown Scranton turn left onto Jefferson Avenue.
  • Follow Jefferson Avenue (becomes Lackawanna Avenue) three blocks to Wyoming Ave. Turn right. Drive one block on Wyoming Ave. to Spruce St.

STARTING LINE (FOREST CITY HIGH SCHOOL)


From Downtown Scranton (an approximately 40-minute drive by car)

  • Leave Downtown by going north on Mulberry Street (gas stations on left as you leave Downtown).
  • Merge straight onto Scranton Expressway and follow Expressway 3.1 miles to Y in road, then bear right towards “Business Route 6 East/Dickson City”.
  • Follow Business Route 6 East approximately 11.8 miles all the way to Main Street in Carbondale.
  • While traveling on Business Route 6 East you will pass numerous shopping malls, restaurants, car dealerships, etc… As you get close to Main Street in Carbondale you will pass Carbondale High School and then a Shopping Center and Burger King on your left.
  • Make a left turn at the traffic light onto Main Street (watch for detours by local police).
  • Travel approximately ½ mile through Carbondale on Main Street.
  • Then make a left at the traffic light (T-Intersection near Zazzerra’s and YMCA).
  • Travel a very short distance around a turn and make a left onto Route 171 North.
  • Follow Route 171 North approximately six miles (through Simpson and Vandling) to Main Street in Forest City.
  • Once on Main Street in Forest City look for signs for “Bus Route” and for 247 South (Dundaff Street).
  • Make a left onto Dundaff Street (247 S) and go uphill (or follow directions by local police).
  • Travel two blocks uphill and make a left onto Hudson Street then follow signs to Forest City School.
  • Upon arriving at the school, drivers will be directed to a runners’ drop off point and then redirected either off school grounds or to the main parking area (near soccer field). Follow the directions of police officers.

Important Notes…

  • If traveling on Interstate 81 take exit 191A (Business Route 6 East – Dickson City) and follow the directions described above.
  • Due to very limited parking at the start area athletes are strongly encouraged to use the free bus transportation provided beginning at 5:30 a.m. from Courthouse Square in Downtown Scranton.
  • If you must drive to the start please arrive before 7:00 a.m. (or risk being delayed by closed roads).
  • If you drive to Forest City and stay to watch the start you WILL NOT be allowed to immediately leave Forest City on the route you entered. In fact, Route 171 South to Carbondale will be closed for approximately one hour after the starting gun.
  • An alternate route out of Forest City involves driving a considerable distance on Route 247 South to Route 106 East to Business Route 6 West to the Scranton Expressway (11 S) to Downtown Scranton. Details about this alternate route can be found below.

ESCAPE ROUTE OUT OF FOREST CITY TO VIEWPOINT #1


If you drive an athlete to the starting line, you will be able to drop them off and leave right away using the roads you took to get there.  However, shortly after the race starts, Route 171 (very likely the road you took to get the Forest City High School), will be filled with runners.  Therefore, if you stay to watch the start, you will need to follow an “escape route” to leave the area and get to Viewpoint #1.

The following route is recommended:

  • Leave your parking area and head back to Dundaff Street/Rt. 247 (the hill you drove up to get up to the high school). Turn left onto Dundaff Street/247 South (go up the hill, not down).Follow 247 South/Dundaff Street (winding country road) about 2.9 miles.  Then, at intersection, make a left turn to stay on 247 South.  Keep following signs for 247 South!
  • Follow 247 South about 1.1 miles and make a right at the stop sign by the lake.  Stay on 247 South.
  • Drive about 1.3 miles and make a left at the stop sign to stay on 247 South.
  • Drive about 3 miles.  At intersection with the stop sign/blinking traffic signal, turn LEFT onto Route 106 EAST.
  • Stay on Route 106 EAST all the way to the City of Carbondale.  At about 4.8 miles on Route 106 EAST you will enter Downtown Carbondale and will begin to see the runners on Main Street one block to your left.  DO NOT TURN LEFT TOWARDS THE RUNNERS!  Continue straight a few more blocks until you come to the T-intersection (2nd stop sign in Carbondale).  Viewpoint #1 is just one block to your left, BUT, turn RIGHT at the stop sign.  Drive about ¼ mile and you will see a shopping center on your right.  Find a place to park and walk back to Viewpoint #1.
  • If you’d rather go to Downtown Scranton (finish), turn right at the T-intersection (that’s 8th street). Pass Carbondale High School on right.  A short distance later, 8th St. becomes Business Rt. 6 West.  From the T-intersection, follow 8th St/Business Rt. 6 West about 12 miles.  When you reach the Viewmont Mall, proceed straight onto the Scranton Expressway/RT, 11 South.  Follow the Scranton Expressway/Rt. 11 South about 2.8 miles to entrance to Downtown Scranton at Mulberry St. (Expressway becomes Mulberry Street).

VIEWPOINT #1 – MAIN STREET (CITY OF CARBONDALE)


Distance from Downtown Scranton – approximately 15 miles
Point in the Race – 8.2 mile mark
Expected Arrival Time by First Runners at this Viewpoint – 8:40 a.m.

  • Leave Downtown Scranton going north on Mulberry St and merge straight onto Expressway.
  • Take the Scranton Expressway approximately 3.1 miles.
  • At Y in road bear right onto Business Route 6 East towards Dickson City.
  • Pass the Viewmont Mall on Bus. Rt. 6 East.
  • Drive through many traffic lights and pass numerous shopping areas on Bus. Rt. 6.
  • As you near Carbondale (about 13 miles from Downtown Scranton) stay on Bus. Route 6 East.
  • Pass Carbondale High School on your left (14.4 miles from Downtown Scranton)
  • When you see the shopping center with the Burger King on your left (14.7 miles from Downtown) you are just a two-block walk from Viewpoint # 1 on Main Street in Carbondale.
  • NOTE: Viewpoint # 1 may also be accessed by taking Interstate 81 to Exit 191 A and then following Business Route 6 East as described above.

DIRECTIONS TO VIEWPOINT #2 FROM DOWNTOWN SCRANTON

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Exit Downtown Scranton via Mulberry Street and follow Route 11 North (Scranton Expressway).  Drive approximately 3 miles on Route 11 North.  At Y intersection, stay to right and follow signs to Business Route 6 East.

Shortly after merging onto Business Route 6 East, you will pass the main entrance to the Viewmont Mall (on right). From Viewmont Mall, follow Business Route 6 (past numerous shopping areas, restaurants, lights, etc…) approximately 4.8 miles to light at Betty Street (Muffler shop on right).  Turn right and drive about ½ mile

  • At T-Intersection by cemetery, make a left toward Jermyn
  • Drive 3/10ths of one mile and bear right onto Kennedy Dr. (by small grassy island with Rt.6 sign)
  • Travel 1.1 miles to bottom of hill
  • At bottom of hill, make a right turn onto Main Avenue (expect some traffic congestion here)
  • Follow Main Ave. 1.1 miles to stop sign at corner of Main Ave. & Bridge St (see runners on left!)
  • Either turn right on Bridge St. and look for place to park OR…
  • …continue driving 1/10th of a mile on Main Avenue to Walnut St (restaurant on your right at the corner of Main and Walnut).Turn right onto Walnut St. to find additional parking.
  • DO NOT PARK ON MAIN ST. AT ANYTIME!!! DO NOT TURN LEFT ONTO COURSE!

DIRECTIONS FROM VIEWPOINT #1 TO VIEWPOINT #2


Distance from Viewpoint # 1 – approximately 9.3 miles
Point in the Race – 17.15-mile mark
Expected Arrival Time by First Runners at this Viewpoint – 9:30 a.m.

  • Reverse direction and travel on Business Route 6 West.
  • Travel 5.9 miles.
  • Pass the former Sugerman’s Shopping Plaza on left
  • At traffic light just past Sugerman’s, make a left onto Betty Street (by Monroe Muffler)
  • Travel ½ mile (you’ll pass Amoco Gas Station/Convenient Mart on left).
  • At T-Intersection by cemetery (6.7 miles from Viewpoint #1) make a left toward Jermyn.
  • Drive 3/10ths of one mile and bear right onto Kennedy Dr. (by small grassy island with Rt. 6 sign).
  • Travel 1.1 miles to bottom of hill.
  • At bottom of hill, make a right turn onto Main Avenue (expect some traffic congestion here).
  • Follow Main Ave. 1.1 miles to stop sign at corner of Main Ave. & Bridge St. (see runners on left!)
  • Either turn right on Bridge St. and look for place to park OR…
  • OR continue driving 1/10th of a mile on Main Avenue to Walnut St (restaurant on your right at the corner of Main and Walnut). Turn right onto Walnut St. to find additional parking.
  • DO NOT PARK ON MAIN STREET AT ANYTIME!  DO NOT TURN LEFT ONTO COURSE!

Notice: Please use caution and courtesy at all times. Watch for volunteers and spectators. Proceed at a safe speed at all times.

DO NOT CROSS THE PATH OF THE RUNNERS!

  • To travel to the finish, continue in the same direction on Main Ave. After driving 6/10th’s of one mile on Main you’ll see the runners again on your left at the traffic light at Keystone Ave. intersection (17.49-mile mark). Continue through light on Main until you come to light by Mid Valley Hospital. Turn left at light and continue on Main Ave. (you’ll pass Fiorelli’s on your left a short time later). Continue on Main until you see the big anchor (yes, anchor) near the light on W. Lackawanna Ave. (you’ll see runners on left again here – 20.08-mile mark). Turn right at light (W. Lackawanna Ave.) and travel uphill 6/10th’s of one mile. At top of very steep hill, make a right and drive ½ mile (watch for signs for Business Route 6). Bear left and follow signs for Bus. Route 6 West. Follow Bus. Route 6 West approximately 2.9 miles (pass numerous shopping areas) and you’ll see signs for “Scranton Expressway/Route 11 South”. Follow expressway into Downtown Scranton. You’ll enter downtown on Mulberry Street.