MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 12, 2018
MTA Service Advisory for the Staten Island Half Marathon

The Staten Island Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, from 8 a.m. to noon. Scheduled just three 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 Verrazzano-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, along the South Beach shorefront down to Midland Avenue. At Midland Avenue, runners will then make their way back toward the ferry terminal to Bay Street, and cross the finish line at Bay Street near Slosson Terrace.

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: S42, S46, S48, S51, S52, S53, S61, S62, S74, S76 and S78.

To get to the race from other boroughs, take the R SubwayW Subway train to Whitehall St, the 1 Subway to South Ferry, or the 4 Subway5 Subway to Bowling Green and connect to the Staten Island Ferry. Additionally, Staten Island Railway (SIR) will operate on a regular schedule, however the St George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton stations 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.” Customer Service personnel will be present at the St. George terminal from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist riders.

In addition, MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Bay Street and Father Capodanno/Lily Pond exit ramps from the westbound (Staten Island bound) plaza at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all traffic because of the half marathon from 7 a.m. to 1 p.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: