HALIFAX – With about 13,000 people expected to participate in the Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax this weekend, the city has released a list of streets that will be closed during the event.
Several streets in both Halifax and Dartmouth will be off-limits to vehicles — whether driving or parked — during the races on Saturday and Sunday, including:
- Brunswick Street between Duke Street and Sackville Street, as well as all side streets feeding into the closed section, closed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday
- Sackville Street between Brunswick Street and South Park Street, closed 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday
- Cogswell Street between Gottingen Street and Brunswick Street, closed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday
- Nantucket Avenue between Wyse Road and Victoria Road, closed 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday
- Southbound curb lane on Barrington Street between Devonshire Avenue and North Street, closed 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday
The Macdonald Bridge will be also be closed to vehicles from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Halifax Transit will offer free bus and ferry service to marathon volunteers all weekend and to participants on Saturday and Sunday. Detailed information about bus route detours is available online.
The full schedule of marathon events and run maps is available at www.bluenosemarathon.com.