Mayor Chris Beutler today encouraged residents to line the race route to support the Good Life Halfsy half-marathon Sunday, November 1. About 6,000 runners from 38 states will participate in the race, which begins at 9 a.m. at Seacrest Field and ends at the Railyard (a route map is available at goodlifehalfsy.com/assets/2015_route_map.pdf). Six sites have been designated as "cheer stations" -- Holmes Lake, Neighbors Park at 30th and "D," Union Plaza, Innovation Campus, Haymarket Park and the Railyard.
"This event sold out months in advance and is one of the biggest fall half-marathons in the Midwest," said race director Ben Cohoon. "Runners from across the nation are attracted to the Good Life Halfsy's net down-hill course as they search for their personal best. Elite runners use the race as a tune-up for the California International Marathon with hope of qualifying for the Olympic Trials." Cohoon and Jason Bakewell are with Pink Gorilla Events, which also created the Market to Market Relay. The Good Life Halfsy is certified by United States of America Track and Field. More information on the race and cheer stations can be found at goodlifehalfsy.com.
The public is advised to plan ahead for any delays they may encounter along the race route. Police will control intersections, allowing cars to pass safely along route. The Antelope Valley trail will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Randolph to Court streets, and the following streets will be closed: