HARTFORD — Parking vendors in downtown Hartford will be offering free parking on Saturday for the Sandy Hook Run that’s expected to draw thousands of participants and spectators.
In addition, several thousand expected to attend the 2013 Spirit Fest National Cheerleading and Dance Championships at the Connecticut Convention Center also on Saturday.
That is why the Hartford Police Traffic Division has issued the following traffic advisory to assist event participants, spectators, and area residents and businesses with their travel plans.
Area and Streets Used for Race: TIMES CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
Trinity Street and Elm Street: 5:00AM-3:00PM
Trumbull Street (Church St to Jewell St) and Pratt Street: 6:00AM-3:00PM
Main Street (Pearl to Asylum); Pearl Street; and Asylum Street (Main to Trumbull St): 8:00AM-12:00PM Church Street (Trumbull to Main St) and Main Street (Asylum to Church St): 8:30AM-10:30AM
Jewell Street (Ford St to Trumbull St): 9:30AM-11:00AM
Main Street (Pearl St to Buckingham St); Buckingham Street; Washington St (Russ St to Capitol Ave); Capitol Avenue (Trinity St to Laurel St); Laurel St (Capitol Ave to Farmington Ave); Farmington Ave (Laurel St to Asylum Ave); Asylum Ave (Cogswell Ave to Ford St); and Ford St: 10:00 AM-12:00PM
Motorist should also anticipate traffic delays as participants and attendees of the National Cheerleading and Dance Championships converge at the Connecticut Convention Center on Columbus Boulevard. Competitors from all over New England, New York, New Jersey and Maryland are expected to attend this event at the Connecticut Convention Center, one of the Northeast’s largest all-star and scholastics cheerleading championships.
For more information about the Sandy Hook Run for the Families, please visit http://www.hartfordmarathon.com/Events/Sandy_Hook_Run_for_the_Families.htm or call 860-652-8866.