Long Island Marathon
Long Island Marathon (Michael Damm)

What’s Going On?

Long Island Marathon Weekend kicks off Saturday with runners participating in a one-mile race and a 5K. The races begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The one-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Awards for both races will be given to the top males, females, and wheelchair participants.

Sunday will be a little more hectic. Racers participating in the 10K, half-marathon and full marathon will sprint off at 8 a.m. The three races will also begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and conclude inside Eisenhower Park. Again, awards will be given out to the top three overall finishers in their respective categories.

Weather?

Beautiful.

Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 63 degrees. Sunday will be even more glorious, with sunny skies and a high of 70.

What Can’t I Bring?

Bags and backpacks are not allowed at the marathon.

Will There Be Beer?

Of course. The Finish Line Festival area inside Eisenhower Park will be replete with beer, energy drinks, juice, and snacks from local sponsors. There will also be live music.

Cheers and good luck!

Road Closures

(Courtesy of Nassau County police)

Saturday

Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 8:00 A.M-10:00 A.M.
(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)

Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
(Except above)

Earle Ovington Blvd. 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
(Entire length)

Quentin Roosevelt Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
(South of Commercial Ave.)

Other Closures:

Meadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 7:45 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.

Sunday

All times listed are approximate.

Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 5:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)

Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:15 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
(Except above)

Merrick Avenue 7:30 A.M-10:00 A.M.
(North of Hempstead Turnpike)

Old Country Road 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
(Post Ave. to School Street)

School Street 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
(Old Country Road to Railroad Ave.)

Salisbury Park Drive 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.

Railroad Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:00 A.M.

Post Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.
(Railroad Ave. to Jericho Turnpike)

Jericho Turnpike 7:50 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
(Post Ave. to Brush Hollow Road. Westbound side of Jericho Turnpike will remain open.)

Brush Hollow Road 7:50 A.M.-11:30 A.M. (Brush Hollow Road, south of Wantagh Parkway, will remain open.)

Carman Avenue 7:50 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
(Old Country Rd. to Nottingham Rd.)

Wantagh Parkway 7:50 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Other Closures:

Northern State Parkway exits to Post Avenue and Wantagh Parkway will be closed.

All exits and entrances to and from Wantagh Parkway will be closed

Meadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 5:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.

Eisenhower Park’s Park Blvd. will not allow through traffic between 7:15 A.M and 10:00 A.M. The Hempstead Turnpike entrance to the park will be open throughout the day for Golf and Carltun guests, with a turnaround at the golf course until 10:00 A.M.

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