Service advisory for this weekend’s Staten Island Half Marathon.
The Staten Island Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. Scheduled just three weeks before the TCS New York City Marathon, the Staten Island Half is a perfect tune-up for NYRR’s flagship event and features fabulous views of New York Harbor and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The race will begin near the Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Bay St, proceeds along the St. George waterfront, past the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and Fort Wadsworth, and continues along Bay Street and Father Capodanno Boulevard down to Graham Boulevard. At Graham Boulevard, runners will then make their way back toward the ferry terminal, entering the Richmond County Bank Ballpark and crossing the finish line at home plate!
The following NYC Transit and MTA Buses that serve the area will be affected by reroutes and customers should anticipate some delays: S40, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S53, S57, S59, S61, S62, S74, S76, S78, X1, and X10.
The South Ferry 1 and Whitehall St R subway stations may be affected. Additionally, Staten Island Railway (SIR) stations at St George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton may experience higher ridership volumes than usual. In order to prevent overcrowding on stairways and platforms at subway stations and SIR, some stairways may be designated as “entrance or exit only.”
In addition, MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Bay Street and Father Capodanno/Lily Pond exit ramps from the westbound (Staten Island bound) toll plaza at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all traffic because of the half marathon from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.