Mayor Chris Beutler today encouraged residents to line the race route to support the Good Life Halfsy half-marathon Sunday, October 29. About 6,500 runners will participate in the race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at Seacrest Field and ends at the Railyard. Four special "cheer stations" will be located at Neighbors Park, Union Plaza, Innovation Campus and Haymarket Park. The route and more information are available at goodlifehalfsy.com.
"The Good Life Halfsy does more than promote a healthy lifestyle, it's a popular, high-profile event that really shows off our fun, enthusiastic community," Beutler said. "Runners follow a course through many of Lincoln's beloved locations including Holmes Lake, Sunken Gardens, the Capitol and the Railyard in the historic the Haymarket." This is the fourth 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: