Long Island Marathon Returns Sunday

Long Island Marathon

Thousands of runners will compete in the annual Long Island Marathon on Sunday.

The full 26-mile race, a half marathon and 10K all kick off at the Charles Lindbergh Boulevard starting line at 8 a.m. The races conclude with a Finish Line Festival at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As usual, the event will include a heavy police presence with limited public access and spectators being subjected to bag searches. There will also be widespread road closures.

Charles Lindbergh Boulevard will be closed from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Merrick Avenue will be closed north of Hempstead Turnpike from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. And Old Country Road will be closed from Post Avenue to School Street from 7:40 a.m. to 10 a.m., as will be School Street from Old Country Road to Railroad Avenue, which will be closed from 7:50 a.m. to 10 a.m.

In addition, Salisbury Park Drive and Carman Avenue between Old Country Road and Nottingham Road will be closed from 7:50 a.m. to 2 p.m. Post Avenue will be closed from Railroad Avenue to Jericho Turnpike from 7:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. And the eastbound lanes of Jericho Turnpike will be closed from 7:50 a.m. to 11 a.m. between Post Avenue to Brush Hollow Road, which will be closed from 7:50 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

And lastly, Wantagh State Parkway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit thelimarathon.com