Attention please to all who are planning
to attend the
Maggie L. Walker FIRST LEGO League
We have a major conflict with the Richmond Marathon, which takes place this
Saturday --- the same day as Maggie Walker's FLL tournament.
Maggie L. Walker Governor's school is encircled by the routes of the three
marathon races and travel to and from the school this Saturday is liable to be
difficult. Most important to our tournament, Richmond Marathon/Sports
Backers is closing off Lombardy Street between 7AM and 3PM and WILL NOT be
allowing tournament goers to access the Maggie Walker parking lot.
However, George Washington Carver Elementary School and James River Bus
Lines have both generously agreed to allow us to use their parking lots for the
event. Both are close by the school. George Washington Carver
Elementary School is located at 1110 W. Leigh Street and the parking lot is
entered from the Harrison Street on the side of the school. The James
River Bus Lines parking lot is on Allen Ave., which is across from their
terminal building at 915 N. Allen Avenue and between W. Leigh Street and W.
There are only two routes that can be used to get
to Maggie Walker on the day pf the Tournament. You must access I-95 either
south of the city or north of the Boulevard.
We are told these routes into the school will be open
However, please note that once at
Maggie Walker it appears unlikely
that anyone will be able to drive out
again until after 3PM when the Marathon is over!
Directions to get into Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for the
day are as follows -
North of Richmond: Take I-95 South to the Belvidere
Exit, Number 76B. Turn right onto West Leigh Street at the top of the ramp and
follow W. Leigh Street to George Washington Carver Elementary School at 1110 W.
Leigh Street. Turn right onto Harrison Street to access the parking
lot. Only use the parking lot on Harrison Street. Please do not
park on the grass or on the ball fields! You can then walk to
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, which is four blocks west of Carver on W.
South of Richmond: Take I-95 North to the Boulevard
Exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Hermitage Road and go
under the overpass. Continue for several blocks on Hermitage until you
reach the stop light at W. Leigh Street. Turn left onto W. Leigh St.
At the stop sign, turn right onto Allen Ave., then turn right into the James
River Bus Lines' parking lot, across the street from the JRBL terminal.
Please do not park in the terminal parking lot. To get to Maggie L. Walker
Governor's School walk back to the intersection of Allen Ave. and W. Leigh
Street. The school is half a block east.
Alternate route: If you can time your trip so that
you will be crossing Broad Street at Meadow St./Hermitage Rd. between 7-8AM, you
can take the Powhite Parkway to the Cary Street exit - East. Travel east
on Cary Street to Meadow St. Turn left onto Meadow Street. Between
7-8AM you should be able to cross both Cary St. and Broad Street. Once you
cross Broad St., Meadow becomes Hermitage Road. Follow Hermitage to the
stop light at W. Leigh Street. Turn right onto W. Leigh Street. At
the stop sign, turn right onto Allen Ave., then turn right into the James River
Bus Lines' parking lot, across the street from the JRBL terminal. Please
do not park in the terminal parking lot. To get to Maggie Walker Governor's
School walk back to the intersection at Allen Ave. and W. Leigh St. The
school is half a block east.
If you need to deliver items to the Elizabeth Street
entrance or need handicapped parking,
please plan to take the route from the South of
Richmond or the alternative route!
Please DO NOT take the Boulevard exit if you are
southbound on I-95 because you WILL NOT be allowed to turn left onto W. Leigh
Street from the Boulevard!
Please DO NOT park in the Krogers or Lowes parking lot as
your car may be towed! Krogers' manager has informed us that they are
planning to tow anyone who parks there.
Please plan to set out early to get to Maggie Walker and
be prepared for delays.
Please consider car pooling to the event if
I very much regret any inconvenience this may cause and hope that you will
have a safe and uneventful trip to and from our tournament.
MLWGS FLL Tournament Director