posted on: 9/19/2019

On Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will hold the fourth annual Seacoast Cancer 5K to benefit the Seacoast Cancer Center. Over 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:  

Road closures, traffic restrictions in place Sunday for Seacoast Cancer 5K

posted on: 9/19/2019

On Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will hold the fourth annual Seacoast Cancer 5K to benefit the Seacoast Cancer Center. Over 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 will be closed in both directions between Oak Street and Abbott Street, between 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.;
  • Oak Street will be closed to all traffic between Broadway and Central Avenue, including at the Broadway and Rollins Road intersection, between 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.;
  • Broadway will be closed to all traffic from Central Avenue to Oak Street between 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.;
  • Chapel Street will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Lane shifts and lane closures will be in effect on Central Avenue near Chapel Street.

Motorists should avoid Oak Street, Broadway, Chapel Street and Saint John Street between 9 and 10 a.m. Residents of these streets, as well as Oak Terrace, High Ridge Drive, Jefferson Drive, Brick Road, Rose Street, Winter Street and Durrell Street, will not be able to arrive or depart by car during the race. Please plan ahead to park outside of the race route.

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

On-street parking restrictions will be posted in the following areas to accommodate the race course or related traffic detours:

  • Broadway, entire length
  • Central Avenue, easterly side, from Chapel Street to Broadway
  • Mount Vernon Street

More information about the event, including a course map and registration information, is available at www.SeacoastCancer5K.org or or www.crowdrise.com/seacoastcancer5k.

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

For more information about traffic restrictions related to the event, contact the Police Department's Traffic Bureau at 742-4646.