City Council Approves Street Closures for Annual Half Marathon and 8k Race


By Scott Neaves

New Brunswick’s annual half marathon and 8K are set for April 12, now that the  City Council has approved street closings for that weekend.  This will be the sixth annual marathon held in the city of New Brunswick and is managed by CGI Racing.

The main locations that will be closed for the running events are Buccleuch Park, Seminary Place, George Street–and various surrounding streets.

Council Vice President Kevin Egan said that on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12, Seminary Place will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. on Saturday until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Egan also said Buccleuch Park will be used on Sunday, April 12 from 5 a.m. until noon, and the section of George Street from Landing Lane to College Avenue will also be closed on Sunday, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The race will start at the Werblin Recreation Center on Bartholomew Road on the Busch campus in Piscataway, and finish at the intersection of College Avenue and Mine Street in New Brunswick.

Additional streets being used for the race include Bevier Road,  Avenue E, Frelinghuysen Road, Sutphen Road, and Johnson Drive.

New Brunswick plans to have extra police on duty for race day to ensure the safety of the runners, as well as the spectators, and to make sure everything runs smoothly for the event.

The 8K race will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Sunday, and the half marathon will start shortly after.

Drivers planning to get around the city of New Brunswick should be aware of the closures and prepare a different route to avoid any problems while traveling throughout the city.

The runners will follow a route, which will run through a large area of the city, including three of the Rutgers University campuses and along the Raritan River.  Click the link to see the course map.