Staten Island Half Marathon Service Info

The MTA just released a service advisory in relation to Staten Island half marathon taking place this weekend. Here are the details that I was sent:

The Staten Island Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon.  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 Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. 

The race will begin near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on Bay Street south of Slosson Terrace, continues along Bay Street to Fort Wadsworth and Father Capodanno Boulevard, along the South Beach shorefront down to Midland Avenue.  At Midland Avenue, runners will then make their way back toward the ferry terminal to Bay Street, and cross the finish line at Bay Street near Slosson Terrace.

The following NYC Transit and MTA buses that serve the area will be affected by reroutes and customers should consider adding extra time for their trip: S42, S46, S48, S51, S52, S53, S61, S62, S74, S76 and S78.

To get to the race from other boroughs, take the rw train to Whitehall St, the 1 to South Ferry, or the 45 to Bowling Green and connect to the Staten Island Ferry.  Additionally, Staten Island Railway (SIR) will operate on a regular schedule, however the St George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton stations 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.”  Customer Service personnel will be present at the St. George terminal from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist riders. 

In addition, MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Bay Street and Father Capodanno/Lily Pond exit ramps from the westbound (Staten Island bound) plaza at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all traffic because of the half marathon from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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