Throngs of runners will take part in the Boston Athletic Asssoc. Half-Marathon on Sunday. JP residents will experience parking restrictions because of the race.
The race begins at Franklin Park at 8:30 a.m. and winds along the Casey Overpass, Arborway, Jamaicaway, Riverway and back to White Stadium at Franklin Park. About 5,000 runners are expected to participate.
Roads along the Emerald Necklace will begin closing as early as 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Roads may remain closed as long as 11:30 a.m.
According to the Boston Transportation Department, temporary "Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday" restrictions will be in effect at the following locations:
- Circuit Drive, both sides, fromBlue Hill Avenue toMorton Street
- Valley Gates Area, both sides, from Circuit Driveto the White Stadium Entrance to the Zoo
- Pierpont Road, both sides, from Sigourney Street to Playstead Road
- Playstead Road, both sides, from Walnut Street Entrance to Pierpont Road
- Seaver Street, southside (Franklin Park side) fromWalnut Avenue to Elm Hill Avenue
- For more road closure information from organizers, visit the Boston Athletic Assoc. Web site.
Here is a link to a map of the route. It is also attached to this post as a PDF. A complete turn-by-turn description of the race course is pasted below:
Pierpont Road in Franklin Park, right on Jewish War Veterans Drive, continue on Circuit Drive, continue on Forest Hills Drive, right onto Forest Hills Overpass, continue on the Arborway, continue on Pond Street, continue on the Jamaicaway, continue on the Riverway, turn around on the Riverway just before Fenway, continue on the Riverway, continue on the Jamaicaway, right onto Route 9 Eastbound Exit, right on River Road, left on Pond Avenue, clockwise Pond/Chestnut Streets Rotary, left on Chestnut Street, right on Perkins Street, left on Francis Parkman Drive, right on the Arborway, counterclockwise around Kelly Circle, continue on the Arborway, continue on Forest Hills Overpass, counterclockwise around Forest Hills Rotary, right on Forest Hills Drive, right on Circuit Drive, follow Circuit Drive around backside of the Devine Golf Course, turn around on Circuit Drive behind the Devine Golf Course, continue on Circuit Drive, right onto Jewish War Veterans Drive, left on Pierpont Road, right into Service entrance to Franklin Park Zoo, left at the Giraffe Exhibit, continue via the path in the Franklin Park Zoo, exit the Giraffe Entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo, continue on Playstead Road, left at basketball courts, left into White Stadium and finish at the 40 yard line.