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Runners on Ocean Parkway during the 2012 half marathon. Photo by Allan Shweky.

Drivers, beware: this Saturday, it’ll be runners who own the road.

The 2014 Brooklyn Half Marathon kicks off tomorrow, and with it there will be a slew of road closures around the borough. The event starts near the Brooklyn Museum, and heads past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then around Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. After a loop around the park, runners turn down Ocean Parkway to Coney Island, finishing on the Riegelmann Boardwalk.

Locally, the following streets will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., as tens of thousands of participants take to the streets.

  • Ocean Parkway between Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp and Surf Avenue
  • Surf Avenue between Ocean Parkway and West 12th Street
  • Boardwalk between West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

Note that there will be several bus detours because of this. Make sure to check the MTA website if you plan to take a bus that crosses Ocean Parkway this Saturday.

Additionally, on Sunday, eastbound Emmons Avenue between East 28th Street and Ocean Avenue will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. for BayFest.

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