Getting Here

Sports & Fitness Expo / Check-In
(Mitchel Athletic Complex)


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  • Sports & Fitness Expo
  • Participant Check-In
  • 5K Race
  • 1 Mile Run

The Mitchel Athletic Complex is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd in Uniondale, NY. Parking is available here for the Sports & Fitness Expo, Participant Check-In as well as for the 1-Mile Run and 5K Races*.

FROM the Meadowbrook Parkway:
Take the Meadowbrook Parkway Exit M4W towards the "Nassau Coliseum."  Continue onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd for 2 traffic lights, passing the Nassau Coliseum and Omni Building on your LEFT.  Entrance to the Mitchel Athletic Complex is on the left.

FROM Hempstead Tpke (East):
If coming from the East, take Hempstead Tpke to Merrick Avenue.  Turn Right Merrick Avenue headed south.  At the second traffic light, make a left turn on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Continue onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd for 2 traffic lights, passing the Nassau Coliseum and Omni Building on your LEFT.  Entrance to the Mitchel Athletic Complex is on the left.

FROM Hempstead Tpke (West):
If coming from the West, take Hempstead Tpke to Earle Ovington Blvd. (McDonalds on right, Nassau Coliseum on Left).  Turn Left onto Earle Ovington Blvd. and continue to the third traffic light.  Make a left turn onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and continue through 1 traffic light to the Mitchel Athletic Complex entrance on the left.

BY TRAIN (LIRR)

Continue south on Post Avenue, crossing Old Country Road. (Post Avenue changes name to Merrick Avenue).  Continue taking Merrick Avenue for about 1.5 miles to Charles Lindbergh Blvd.  Make a right turn onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd and continue for about 1.25 miles to the Mitchel Athletic Complex on left side.

By Taxi: Take Taxi to the Mitchel Athletic Complex on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 

Marathon / Half Marathon / 10K Race Start Area
(Nassau Community College)


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  • Marathon, Half Marathon 10K Race Start
  • Race Day Parking (Sunday May 7)

Nassau Community College is accessible via Stewart Avenue on the north side of the campus.  Signs will guide participants to race day parking for the Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Race.  It is recommended that you arrive by 7:00AM to allow enough time to park and get to the start line and to avoid road closures.* If you are being dropped off for the start, see drop-off information below.

FROM the Meadowbrook Parkway
Take the Meadowbrook Parkway Exit M3W, Stewart Avenue.  Merge onto Merchants Concourse heading south to the traffic light.  Continue passed the traffic light across Stewart Avenue.  Merchants Concourse changes name to Endo Blvd.  Continue on Endo Blvd. to end.  Follow signs to race day parking.

FROM Stewart Avenue West of the Meadowbrook Parkway:
Take Stewart Avenue East to Selfridge Avenue.  Turn right onto Selfridge Avenue and continue into the NCC Campus at the end.  Follow signs to race-day parking.

By Train (LIRR)

Go south on Post Avenue from train station, crossing Old Country Road. (Post Avenue changes name to Merrick Avenue).  Continue taking Merrick Avenue for about 1.5 miles to Charles Lindbrgh Blvd.  Follow signs to race starting area.

*by Taxi - Take taxi to Nassau Community College Campus - look for signs for participant drop-off.

*Road closures will begin at 7 AM on Sunday May 7. Those wishing to park at Nassau Community College should aim to arrive before 7 AM.

Marathon / Half Marathon / 10K Race Finish Line / 5K Race / 1 Mile Run
(Eisenhower Park)7


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  • Marathon, Half Marathon 10K Race Finish Line Festival
  • Race Day Parking (Sunday May 7)

Eisenhower Park is accessible via Hempstead Tpke in East Meadow, or Merrick Avenue in Westbury.  Parking for the Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Race will be available inside Eisenhower Park (Public Safety will direct you to parking locations or overflow parking as lots become full).  It is recommended that you arrive by 7:00AM to allow enough time to park and get to the start line and to avoid road closures.* If you are being dropped off for the start, see drop-off information below.

FROM the Meadowbrook Parkway via Hempstead Tpke:
Take the Meadowbrook Parkway Exit M4W, Hempstead Tpke East.  Continue on Hempstead Tpke to the 4th traffic light - entrance to Eisenhower Park.  Turn left into Eisenhower Park, follow Public Safety instructions and / or signs to parking.

FROM the Meadowbrook Parkway via Stewart Avenue (before 7AM)*:

Take the Meadowbrook Parkway exit M3W.  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and then Left at the traffic light onto Stewart Avenue.  Continue across Merrick Avenue into Eisenhower Park; follow Public Safety instructions and / or signs to parking.

By Train (LIRR)

Continue south on Post Avenue, crossing Old Country Road. (Post Avenue changes name to Merrick Avenue).  Continue taking Merrick Avenue for about 1.25 miles to the entrance of Eisenhower Park (Hess Gas Station is on opposite corner).  Turn right into the park and go about 3/4 mile to the Finish Line area located directly across from Parking Field #5.

By Taxi:  Take taxi to Eisenhower Park, Parking Field #5

*Road closures will begin at 7 AM on Sunday May 7.  In the interest of safety, Merrick Avenue may close down at any time on race morning.  Those wishing to park inside Eisenhower Park should aim to arrive before 7 AM or use the Hempstead Tpke entrance.

PARTICIPANT DROP-OFF (Sunday May 7)


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  • Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Race Participants
  • NO PARKING AT THIS LOCATION (vehicles will be towed)

FROM HEMPSTEAD TPKE (ONLY)
A drop-off location is available for participants on James Doolitle Blvd near the Long Island Marriott Hotel, just a few hundreds from the starting line.  Vehicles may turn onto James Doolittle Bvd., enter the drop-off area before 7:50AM.  ALL VEHICLES MUST LEAVE THE DROP-OFF AREA IMMEDIATELY.  There is NO PARKING available in thie area on race day.

BY TRAIN (LIRR)

Continue south on Post Avenue, crossing Old Country Road. (Post Avenue changes name to Merrick Avenue).  Continue taking Merrick Avenue for about 1.5 miles to Charles Lindbergh Blvd.  Make a right turn onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd and proceed to the starting line area.

By Taxi: Take Taxi to the Long Island Marriott Hotel

SCHEDULED ROAD CLOSURES – Sunday May 7, 2017
(All closures in this list subject to change without notice)
 

Road 

Charles Lindbergh Blvd.: 5:00 AM* - 9:30 AM

Merrick Avenue (north of Hempstead Tpke.): 7:30 AM* - 9:45 AM

Old Country Road (Post Ave. to School St.): 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM

School Street (Old Country Road to Rail Road Ave.): 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Salisbury Park Drive (closed southbound only): 7:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Railroad Avenue: 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Post Avenue (Railroad Ave. to Jericho Tpke.): 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Jericho Turnpike1 (Post Ave. to Bursh Hollow Rd.): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Brush Hollow Road2:  8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Carman Avenue (Old Country Road to Nottingham Rd.): 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM

Wantagh Parkway: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Nassau County Police may extend or reduce the amount of time these or any roads are closed at their sole discretion with regard to participant safety and the safety of everyone involved.  In particular, Charles Lindbergh Blvd and Merrick Avenue may be subject to early closure dependent on participant saturation. 

Other Closures:

Northern State Parkway EXITS to Post Avenue and Wantagh Parkway 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

­ All exits and entrances to and from Wantagh Parkway will be closed 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

­ Meadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits (M4) will be closed from 5:30 AM - 10:00 AM

­ Eisenhower Park Blvd Merrick Avenue Entrance will be closed 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM (subject to earlier closure)

­ Eisenhower Park Blvd Hempstead Tpke. Entrance will remain open all day.  NO THROUGH TRAFFIC 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

 1Westbound side of Jericho Turnpike to remain open

2 Brush Hollow Road, south of Wantagh Parkway, to remain open