MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 5, 2017
MTA Service Advisory for the Staten Island Half Marathon

The Staten Island Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Scheduled just four weeks before the TCS New York City Marathon, the Staten Island Half is a perfect tune-up for NYRR’s flagship event and features fabulous views of New York Harbor and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. 

The race will begin near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on Bay Street south of Slosson Terrace, continues along Bay Street to Fort Wadsworth and Father Capodanno Boulevard down to Midland Avenue.  At Midland Avenue, runners will then make their way back toward the ferry terminal to Bay Street, and crossing the finish line at Bay Street south of Major Barrett Triangle.

The following NYC Transit and MTA Buses that serve the area will be affected by reroutes and customers should consider adding extra time for their trip:  S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S53, S61, S62, S74, S76, S78, and X10.

To get to the race from other boroughs, take the r train to Whitehall St, the 12 to South Ferry, or the 45 to Bowling Green and connect to the Staten Island Ferry. 23 trains will not run between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take 45 instead.  Additionally, Staten Island Railway (SIR) stations at St George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton may experience higher ridership volumes than usual.  In order to prevent overcrowding on stairways and platforms at subway stations and SIR, some stairways may be designated as “entrance or exit only.”

In addition, MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Bay Street and Father Capodanno/Lily Pond exit ramps from the westbound (Staten Island bound) toll plaza at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all traffic because of the half marathon from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Participants and spectators should check and check out the “Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu for Current Service Status on any MTA mode of travel that they plan to use.  Remember that TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  Customers can also use our OnTheGo mobile service at for travel updates.  For more information on the race, click onto: