Festivities kick off ahead of this weekend's Long Island Marathon

Race director Corey Roberts says everything is set for the Jovia Long Island Marathon this Sunday.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2023, 9:48 AM

Updated 386 days ago

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The festivities for this weekend's Long Island Marathon kicked off Friday with a host of events, including a 5K run.
Race director Corey Roberts says everything is set for the Jovia Long Island Marathon this Sunday.
Organizers say there will be a 1K, 5K and 10K run before the big day Sunday. The 5K run kicked off Friday at 8 p.m.
"There is so much going on. Bring your kids! There's a 1K, 5K, 10K, you can walk, or you can just enjoy the food," says Renu Dalessandro, chief marketing officer for Jovia Financial. "There's a whole slew of food trucks — live bands, I'm told there's close to 10 different acts!"
Officials say they are increasing security as a precaution and will include extra law enforcement personnel as well as bag searches and radiation detection.
Road closures will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The race starts at 7:30 a.m. with thousands of runners expected to participate.
LI MARATHON 2023 ~ ROAD CLOSURES
SUNDAY MAY 7, 2023  /  RACE STARTS 7:30 A.M.
All road closures are ultimately decided by the Nassau County Police Department. Roads may be closed earlier, may remain closed longer, or may reopen sooner than the times posted here. All times listed are approximate.
  • Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Entire loop) 6:00 A.M. - 1 P.M.
  • Stewart Avenue 
  • Merrick Avenue 
  • Park Blvd 
Other Closures:
  • Meadowbrook State Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College and Eisenhower Park exits), as well as the exit onto E/B Stewart Ave, will be closed from 6:00 A.M. until 1:30 P.M.
  • Eisenhower Park's Park Blvd. will not allow through traffic between 5:00 A.M and 10:30 A.M. Public parking in sections of the Park will be permitted until 6:30AM.


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