Cambridge’s Department of Public Works and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority finished the Russell Field path project was finished ahead of schedule for Sunday’s Cambridge Half marathon. (Photo: Cambridge Half)

Cambridge’s Department of Public Works and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority finished the Russell Field path project was finished ahead of schedule for the Nov. 13 Cambridge Half marathon. (Photo: Cambridge Half)

The coming Cambridge Half Marathon – at 13.1 miles, the first race event of the size held in the city – will result in significant traffic delays, in particular in areas along the course route, including East Cambridge and Kendall Square, Harvard Square, North Cambridge and Fresh Pond, as well as in parts of Belmont, city officials said.

Drivers are strongly urged to avoid driving in these areas between 7:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 13. The Half Marathon starts officially at 8 a.m.

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Runners will  line up on First Street near Hurley in East Cambridge, go left on Cambridge Street and right on Massachusetts Avenue into North Cambridge, then left on the Minuteman Bike Path to the Fitchburg Cutoff bike path, heading into Belmont. Runners will go right on Brighton Street, left on Statler Road, right on Channing Road, left on Concord Avenue, left on Wheeler Road to Terminal Street and arrive back in Cambridge by the Fresh Pond Mall parking lot. Their path will take them to New Street, then bring them left into Danehy Park, right onto Sherman Street to Garden Street past Avon Hill and into Harvard Square. A left on Massachusetts Avenue and right on Cambridge Street brings them to Broadway to the Kendall Square area, where a left on Galileo Galilei Way to Binney Street and a left on First brings runners back to the finish line at First and Thorndike streets.

A detailed course map, including street closings and the timing of impact on parts of town is here. More information is at cambridgehalf.com and available by following @CambridgeHalf on Twitter.

The event is sponsored by the CambridgeSide Galleria mall in collaboration with C5K Sports. A portion of race proceeds will benefit Cambridge Camping, which gives a summer camp experience to children from low-income families.


This post was written from a press release.

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