Street access limited for Half Hastings Saturday
Event includes half marathon, half marathon relay, 5k and fun run
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hundreds of runners will be going through the streets of Hastings on Saturday, June 3 for the annual Half Hastings, which includes a half marathon, half marathon relay, 5k and 1-mile fun run.
Access will be limited at several intersections along the route Saturday morning.
The half marathon and relay both start at 7:30 a.m. at Hastings Middle School and go east through town, ending at Hastings College’s Osborne Sports Complex.
The 5k starts at 8:30 a.m. and starts and ends at the Osborne Sports Complex. The 1-mile fun run will start immediately after the 5k starts, also at the Osborne Sports Complex.
The half marathon course crosses U.S. Highway 281 at Kansas Avenue. Hastings Police Department officers will be on both the north and south sides of that intersection beginning at 7:45 a.m. Police will also activate the traffic signals to flashing red at U.S. Highway 281 at Kansas Avenue at 7:45 a.m.
The race cut-off time is 9:30 a.m., which means if runners have not passed the intersection of Kansas Avenue and U.S. Highway 281 by that time, they become pedestrians and are no longer in the half marathon. Police also return traffic signals to normal function at 9:30 a.m.
Police will remain at Kansas Avenue and U.S. Highway 281 until 10 a.m. to direct traffic for runners on an occasional basis.
There will also be officers and cruisers at the following locations: Second Street and Marian Road; Second Street and Bellevue Avenue; 12th Street and Crane Avenue.
The race organizer will be responsible for coning off the east-bound lane on 12th Street from Elm Avenue East to Sixth Avenue for the race start.
Registration is closed for the half marathon and 5k. There will be no race day signups.
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