posted on: 9/20/2017

On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will hold the fourth annual Seacoast Cancer 5K to benefit the Seacoast Cancer Center. More than 2,000 participants are expected. The event begins at 9 a.m. with a start and finish at WDH. Motorists should expect -- and give way to -- runners or walkers wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadways between 9 and 10 a.m.

There are several major street closures during this event, including:  

Several road closures, traffic restrictions in place Sunday, Sept. 24 for road race

posted on: 9/20/2017

On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will hold the fourth annual Seacoast Cancer 5K to benefit the Seacoast Cancer Center. More than 2,000 participants are expected. The event begins at 9 a.m. with a start and finish at WDH. Motorists should expect -- and give way to -- runners or walkers wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadways between 9 and 10 a.m.

There are several major street closures during this event, including:

  • Central Avenue southbound traffic will be detoured to Mount Vernon Street between Abbott and Ash streets, between 8:45 and 10 a.m.;
  • Oak Street will be closed in both directions between Portland Avenue and Central Avenue, including at the Broadway and Rollins Road intersection, between 9 and 10 a.m.; 
  • There will be traffic delays on Broadway in both directions, in the area of Reds Shoe Barn, between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m.; 
  • Central Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic at Oak Street briefly to accommodate the 9 a.m. race start.
  • Portland Avenue will remain open to two-way traffic, with lane shifts occurring in the area of the Dover Ice Arena.

Motorists should expect significant delays on Park Street, Oak Street, Broadway, Portland Avenue, Chapel Street, Saint John Street, and Central Avenue, and should avoid those streets between 9 and 10 a.m.

Event parking will be available in the WDH garage, at the medical office parks off Old Rollinsford Road, and in the nearby Hannaford Supermarket parking lot. Dover and Rollinsford police officers and event volunteers will be posted along the course to help manage traffic.

Parking restrictions will be in effect and posted on the northerly side of Portland Avenue on Sunday to help accommodate race participants. These restrictions will be removed after the event.

More information about the event, including a course map and registration information, is available at www.SeacoastCancer5K.org.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will remain open to accept emergency patients during the event.