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Date:
October 31, 2016
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Jon Taylor, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7547
Ben Cohoon, Pink Gorilla Events, 402-770-1170

Mayor Encourages Support for Half-Marathon

Some roads will be closed along scenic race route

Mayor Chris Beutler today encouraged residents to line the race route to support the Good Life Halfsy half-marathon Sunday, November 6. About 6,000 runners will participate in the race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at Seacrest Field and ends at the Railyard. Six special "cheer stations" will be located at Neighbors Park, Union Plaza, Innovation Campus, Haymarket Park and the Railyard. The route and more information are available at goodlifehalfsy.com.

"As one of the biggest fall half marathons in the Midwest, the Good Life Halfsy is a high-profile event that promotes exercise, a healthy lifestyle and our community," Beutler said. "The race will take runners through some of Lincoln's most scenic spots, including Holmes Lake, the Sunken Gardens, the Capitol and Pinnacle Bank Arena Plaza." This is the third year for the event organized by Pink Gorilla Events, which also created the Market to Market Relay.

Police will control intersections along the race route, and the public is advised to plan ahead for traffic delays. The Antelope Valley trail will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Randolph to Court streets. Southbound 70th Street will be closed from 8 to 11 a.m. from "O" Street to Pioneers Boulevard. Southbound 56th, 48th and 40th streets will be closed at Normal Boulevard from approximately 9 a.m. to noon. Therefore, north and southbound drivers are encouraged to use 84th and 27th streets, and eastbound and westbound drivers are encouraged to use "O" Street and Pioneers Blvd. to bypass the race course. Additional street closures are as follows:


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