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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Traffic Impact for the Back Your Badge Marathon

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Plainfield’s first full marathon, the Back Your Badge Marathon takes place on Saturday, September 23, 2023. With a 3.1-mile, 13.1-mile and 26.2-mile course, you can expect some lane restrictions and road closures. 

To help ease the stress for your commute come race day, we’ve listed the full traffic impact below (these times are estimates):

Pike Lane closed at 7:30am 

CR 350 S in EB lane from 7:30am to 8:15am

Liberty Meadows Road in NB lane 7:30am to 8:30am

Crabtree Lane in WB lane 7:30am to 8:30am

Vandalia Boulevard in NB lane 7:30am to 8:45am

US 40 Single Lane Closure 7:45am to 9:00am

US 40 Full Closure at Vestal Road 7:45am to 9:30am

Carr Road in NB lane 8:00am to 9:30am

Dan Jones Road 8:00am to 9:45am

Co Rd 300 S. 8:00am to 10:00am

Vine Street crossing North Street 8:15am to 10:15am

Lincoln Street 8:15am to 10:30am

Stafford Road in EB lane crossing Center Street 8:30am to 11:30am

Southfield Drive 8:30am to 11:30am

Stout Heritage Parkway 8:45am to 11:30am

Perry Road in SB curb lane 8:45am to 12:15pm

Stanley Road in WB lane 8:45am to 12:30pm

Edwards Drive in SB lane 9:00am to 12:30pm

Midnight Pass in SB lane 9:00am to 1:00pm

Reeves Road in WB lane 9:15am to 1:30pm

Palomino Boulevard 9:30am to 2:30pm

Calabassas Road 9:30am to 2:30pm

Northlands Terrace 9:30am to 2:30pm

Anacostia Drive 9:30am to 2:30pm

Lipizzan Lane 9:30am to 2:45pm

Battsea Lane 9:45am to 2:45pm

5K Road Closures or Affected Roads:

South through roundabout onto Vestal Road in total road closure. 7:45am to 8:00am

Vestal Road in SB Lane 7:45am to 8:00am

Vestal Road passing Andrews Boulevard in NB Lane 7:45am to 8:15am

US 40 in Total Closure 7:45am to 8:15am

Avon Avenue in SB lane 7:45am to 8:30am

Kain Street in WB lane 7:45am to 8:30am

Ellis Street 7:45am to 8:30am

North Street 7:45am to 8:30am

The Marathon Planning Committee is also putting together a Back Your Badge Victory Party at the finish line for runners, their families and the greater community. If you plan to attend the Victory Party or plan to cheer on your loved one near the finish line, you are asked to park at the Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex. The Plainfield Community School Corporation has graciously offered to transport patrons to and from the Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex on the morning of September 23rd.

Finally, if you live near the marathon route, we hope you consider staging a cheering section for our runners. We will be running a sign contest, the best sign displayed along the route will win a prize.

We hope you help make this inaugural marathon a race these runners will never forget!

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