NYC Half Marathon Foists Thousands of Runners onto the Lower East Side Next Month

Posted on: February 15th, 2019 at 5:06 am by

On your mark, get set … for thousands of marathoners on the proverbial doorstep.

The New York City Half Marathon is less than a month out, and for the second year running, the Lower East Side is in the crosshairs.

The race route shifted last year to include spanning the Manhattan Bridge, Canal Street, and East Broadway before continuing north. Contrary to previously thought, though, the route through the neighborhood is shifting slightly this time around.

The 13.1-mile race will start near the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park and head over the Manhattan Bridge to Canal Street. It then veers south on Allen/Pike, and up the coast on South Street. The annual event is slated for early morning on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).

As before, no parking regulations are in effect from Saturday, March 16 at 10pm through Sunday, March 17 12pm. Allen/Pike from Canal to South Street will also close on Sunday from 6:30am to noon.

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