KEY ADDRESSES

  • Race Expo: Nazareth Student Center - Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509
  • Race Day Bus Boarding: 400 Spruce St., Scranton, PA 18503-1825
  • Starting Line: Forest City High School, 100 Susquehanna St., Forest City, PA 18421-1355
  • Viewpoint #1: Main St. & 8th Ave., Downtown Carbondale (use 24 8th Ave., Carbondale, PA, 18407-2266)
  • Viewpoint #2: Main Ave. & Bridge St., Jessup Borough (use 200 Main St., Peckville, PA, 18452-2436)
  • Finish Line: Courthouse Square, 209 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA, 18503-1528
  • Post Race Party: Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Avenue., Scranton, PA 18503
  • Click here for the 2015 Map of Downtown Scranton.

DIRECTIONS


Directions to 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.
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Viewpoint # 1 – Main Street, City of Carbondale

  • Distance from Downtown Scranton – approximately 15 miles
  • Point in the Race – 7.7 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.
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Viewpoint # 2 – Main Avenue & Bridge Street, Jessup Borough

  • Distance from Viewpoint # 1 – approximately 9.3 miles Point in the Race – 16.63-mile mark Expected Arrival Time by First Runners at this Viewpoint – 9:30 a.m.

Directions from Viewpoint # 1 to Viewpoint # 2:

  • 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.
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Directions to Steamtown Marathon Bus Pick-Up
Corner of Spruce St. and Wyoming Ave. (one block from finish line)
Buses run from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.

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.
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Directions to Race Day Expo
Nazareth Student Center - Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509


From Upstate New York and Points North of Scranton

  • Follow I-81 S and take Exit 188 (347 – Dunmore/Throop)
  • Off exit, bear right onto Route 347 S – Dunmore
  • Drive ½ mile on 347 S (N. Blakely St.) to Electric Street (about two blocks past the cemetery).
  • Note: Electric St. is not at a traffic light so watch for it.  It is at the start of the parking lot for Fidelity Bank.
  • Turn right onto Electric St. and drive 0.79 miles (residential area) to 2nd traffic light (N. Washington Ave).
  • Turn right onto N. Washington Ave. and drive 0.41 miles to Seminary Drive Dr. (Marywood sign on right).
  • Turn right onto Seminary Dr. and drive one block to Adams Ave. (“arch” straight ahead).  Turn left at arch onto Adams Ave.  Drive one block. Nazareth Student Center and parking will be on your immediate right.

Click here for Interactive Map.


From Harrisburg and Points South of Scranton (including Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport)

  • Follow I-81 N and take Exit 188 (Route 347 – Dunmore/Throop).
  • Off exit, turn left onto Route 347 S – Dunmore.
  • Drive 0.77 miles on 347 S (N. Blakely St.) to Electric St (about two blocks past the cemetery).
  • Note: Electric St. is not at a traffic light so watch for it.  It is at the start of the parking lot for Fidelity Bank.
  • Turn right onto Electric St. and drive 0.79 miles (residential area) to 2nd traffic light (N. Washington Ave).
  • Turn right onto N. Washington Ave. and drive 0.41 miles to Seminary Drive Dr. (Marywood sign on right).
  • Turn right onto Seminary Dr. and drive one block to Adams Ave. (“arch” straight ahead).  Turn left at arch. onto Adams Ave.  Drive one block. Nazareth Student Center and parking will be on your immediate right.

Click here for Interactive Map.


From the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

  • Follow I-476 N (Northeast Ext. of PA Turnpike) to Exit 115.
  • After paying toll at Exit 115, follow signs for I-81 N.
  • Follow I-81 N and take Exit 188 (Route 347 – Dunmore/Throop)
  • Off exit, turn left onto Route 347 S – Dunmore
  • Drive 0.77 miles on 347 S (N. Blakely St.) to Electric St. (about two blocks past cemetery)
  •  Note: Electric St. is not at a traffic light so watch for it.  It is at the start of the parking lot for Fidelity Bank.
  • Turn right onto Electric St. and drive 0.79 miles (residential area) to 2nd traffic light (N. Washington Ave).
  • Turn right onto N. Washington Ave. and drive 0.41 miles to Seminary Drive Dr. (Marywood sign on right)
  • Turn right onto Seminary Dr. and drive one block to Adams Ave. (“arch” straight ahead).  Turn left at arch onto Adams Ave.  Drive one block. Nazareth Student Center and parking will be on your immediate right.

Click here for Interactive Map.


From Northern New Jersey and New England

  • If traveling on I-380 N or I-84 W, the highways merge near their intersection with I-81.
  • As you approach the Scranton area on either I-380 N or I-84 W, follow signs for I-81 N and Exit 188 Dunmore/Throop – 347.
  • Continue to follow signs for Exit 188 – Dunmore/Throop – 347
  • Take Exit 188.  Off exit, turn left onto Route 347 S – Dunmore
  • Drive 0.77 miles on 347 S (N. Blakely St.) to Electric St. (about two blocks past cemetery)
  • Note: Electric St. is not at a traffic light so watch for it.  It is at the start of the parking lot for Fidelity Bank.
  • Turn right onto Electric St. and drive 0.79 miles (residential area) to 2nd traffic light (N. Washington Ave).
  • Turn right onto N. Washington Ave. and drive 0.41 miles to Seminary Drive Dr. (Marywood sign on right)
  • Turn right onto Seminary Dr. and drive one block to Adams Ave. (“arch” straight ahead).  Turn left at arch onto Adams Ave.  Drive one block. Nazareth Student Center and parking will be on your immediate right.

Click here for Interactive Map.


From Downtown Scranton (intersection of Lackawanna and Adams Avenue)

  • Follow Adams Avenue (towards Spruce St).
  • Drive 0.59 miles on Adams Ave. to N. Washington Ave.
  • Note: once you cross Vine St. on Adams Ave. at 0.43 miles, Adams Ave. will bear to the left.
  • At intersection with N. Washington Ave., bear slight right onto N. Washington Ave.
  • Follow N. Washington Ave. 1.85 miles to Seminary Dr.
  • Note: After traveling one mile on N. Washington Ave., make a quick left at T intersection (Marion St.)  and then a quick right to stay on N. Washington Ave.
  • Turn right onto Seminary Dr. and drive one block to Adams Ave. (“arch” straight ahead).  Turn left at arch onto Adams Ave.  Drive one block. Nazareth Student Center and parking will be on your immediate right.

Click here for Interactive Map. 

PARKING – Marywood students will be off on break on Expo Day so you can park in any lot on campus, even if it says “permit parking only”.  See map of campus or visit www.marywood.edu (click on About) for parking locations adjacent to, and near, the Nazareth Student Center. 

Click here to download a PDF of Expo directions.

Click here to download a PDF of the Campus Map.


Escape Route Out of Forest City to Viewpoint # 1

To Viewpoint # 1

  • Leave school grounds via Hudson Street (most likely the street you drove in on).
  • At Dundaff Street (247 SOUTH), make a left and go up the BIG HILL.
  • 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.
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