Boilermaker Parking & Road Closures

By Cindy McNicholl

The Expo: A large portion of Bleecker Street running in front of the Masonic Care Community will be closed due to safety concerns. There are various parking opportunities including the former Chicago Pneumatic building, now Deorio's Baking, which is located to the east of the Masonic property. Expo attendees are urged to plan extra time in order to locate parking.

The Expo, which traditionally had a 9 AM start time on Saturday, will open at 8 AM this year and run until 4:30 PM. Friday's hours will remain the same, from noon to 7 PM.

In case of adverse weather occur during the Friday or Saturday of the Expo, packet registration has been moved to the Masonic Care Community gymnasium located near the Administration building.

The Race: Runners are urged to arrive at their respective start lines early. The course will be closing down to traffic at 6 AM. Shuttle buses will transport runners to the 15k start line from 6 am to 7:00 a.m. Arrive early for the shuttles. Don’t plan on taking the last shuttle to the start. Pick up locations are:

1) Near the Finish Line at the corner of Court Street and State Street.

2) Near the rear of the Post Race Party area on Whitesboro Street.

3) Shuttles will also be available from the Post Race Party on Whitesboro Street to the start line until 1 p.m.

Please arrive early to use this shuttle bus service.

There is some parking near the start line in the area surrounding ECR International and near the finish line at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company. Space is limited to public streets. There is no special reserved parking, so check your options early.


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