Road Closures for the 11th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon.

01 OCT 2011
13.1 Mile Will Be Held On October 9th

Road Closure Schedule
For a map and more detailed closure information, click here.

8:10 – All roadways closed and course swept of vehicles

8:20 – Start of Wheelchair race

8:30 – Start of Running race

11:00 – Riverway & Jamiacaway opened from Landmark Center to Kelly Circle

11:30 – Riverway, Jamiacaway, and Arborway completely opened

12:30 – Pierpont road reopened

Road closures begin around 8:00 a.m. at the discretion of the Boston Police, Brookline Police, and the Massachusetts State Police. Roads along the Emerald Necklace Park System will be re-opened through the course of the morning.

For residents who live North of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Riverway, or the segments of Pond Avenue, Perkins Street, and Francis Parkman Drive that overlook the Emerald Necklace Park System there will be closures in place until 11:00 a.m. on October 9. Any travelers who may use these roads should seek alternate routes during these hours.

Residents who live South of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Arborway, and travelers planning on using those roads and the Monsignor William Casey Overpass will have closures in place until 11:30 a.m.

B.A.A. Moment 4

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.