posted on: 8/29/2019

Dover Police Chief William Breault announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the Cochecho Challenge Half Marathon footrace.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., the 3.1 and 13.1-mile footraces will begin simultaneously on Central Avenue, near Silver Street, and will end in the parking lot of First Parish Church. Brief street closures will be in effect on Central Avenue, Silver Street, and Arch Street to accommodate the 8:30 a.m. start. Additional street closures will be in effect on Silver Street, near Arch Street, for the 5K race. Motorists should expect and give way to runners wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadway between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. These include Washington Street, Tolend Road, Glen Hill Road, County Farm Cross Road, Sixth Street, Glenwood Avenue, Horne Street, Fourth Street, Atkinson Street, and Nelson Street.

Church Street will be closed to all traffic between Locust and Academy streets between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Parking restrictions will be posted in the following locations on Saturday, Aug. 31: 

Road closures, parking restrictions in place Saturday for road race

posted on: 8/29/2019

Dover Police Chief William Breault announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the Cochecho Challenge Half Marathon footrace.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., the 3.1 and 13.1-mile footraces will begin simultaneously on Central Avenue, near Silver Street, and will end in the parking lot of First Parish Church. Brief street closures will be in effect on Central Avenue, Silver Street, and Arch Street to accommodate the 8:30 a.m. start. Additional street closures will be in effect on Silver Street, near Arch Street, for the 5K race. Motorists should expect and give way to runners wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadway between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. These include Washington Street, Tolend Road, Glen Hill Road, County Farm Cross Road, Sixth Street, Glenwood Avenue, Horne Street, Fourth Street, Atkinson Street, and Nelson Street.

Church Street will be closed to all traffic between Locust and Academy streets between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Parking restrictions will be posted in the following locations on Saturday, Aug. 31:

  • Sixth Street, even-numbered side only, between Horne and Grove streets;
  • Washington Street, even-numbered side only, between Arch and Atkinson streets;
  • Fourth Street, both sides from Grove Street westerly to the Cochecho River;
  • Church Street, both sides between Locust and Academy streets.

This event is organized by First Parish Congregational Church, the oldest parish in Dover, and will raise funds to help sustain the church's various charitable programs. The half marathon course is USA Track and Field Certified and includes a footbridge crossing the Cochecho River. More information on the event, including a course map and registration information, can be found at www.cochechochallenge.com.

For traffic inquiries, contact the Police Department Traffic Bureau at 742-4646.