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Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon Directions

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Directions & Parking

RUNNER DROP OFF AREA

Runner Drop Off Area is on the west side of the Downtown Ithaca Commons along the two-block area of Cayuga St. between W. Seneca and W. Green Sts. Please note this is the opposite side of the Commons from the runner bus pick up area.  Please allow 5 minutes to get from the runner drop off area to the bus pick up area.  Volunteers will be available to assist in keeping traffic moving.  Please continue on to one of the below parking garages (if you are spectating downtown) after you drop off runner(s). 

Heading West on W. Seneca St (one way):

  • Turn LEFT onto S. Cayuga St.
  • These first two blocks may be used to drop off runner(s) (the Ithaca Commons will be on your left).

Using W. Buffalo St.:

  • Turn RIGHT onto S. Cayuga St.
  • After crossing E. Seneca St., these first two blocks may be used to drop off runner(s) (the Ithaca Commons will be on your left).

Heading East on E. Green St. (one way)*:

  • Slight LEFT on to Seneca Way (for .1m)
  • Seneca Way becomes Seneca St.
  • Turn LEFT onto S. Cayuga St.
  • These first two blocks may be used to drop off runner(s) (the Ithaca Commons will be on your left).

*Avoid, if at all possible, this route encounters construction.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RUNNER AND/OR SPECTATOR PARKING IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA

  • Cayuga Street Parking Garage:  301 Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Seneca Street Parking Garage:  215 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Green Street Parking Garage:  122 E. Green St., Ithaca, NY 14850
  • On street parking is also available in and around downtown and free on Weekends.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Though all of our parking garages have accessible parking, the Seneca Street Parking Garage located at 215 N. Tioga St. (the corner of E. Seneca St. and N. Tioga St.) is the closest garage to the 2018 Gorges Half Marathon finish line.  Because of this, if you arrive BEFORE the race begins, you may enter from N. Tioga St.  If you arrive AFTER the race begins, you will need to enter from E. Seneca St.


Please use the below directions to get to the Seneca Street Parking Garage:

FROM THE EAST (PLEASE NOTE DETOUR)
Using State Route 79 W*:

  • Turn RIGHT onto Pine Tree Rd. 9 (for 1m)
  • Turn LEFT onto Mitchell St. (for 1m)
  • Turn RIGHT onto E. State St./E. MLK Jr. St. (for .4m)
  • Slight RIGHT onto Seneca Way/ E. Seneca St. (ONE WAY) for (.2m)
  • Seneca Street Parking Garage will be on your RIGHT

FROM THE WEST
Using State Route 96 South:

  • Follow State Route 96 S as it becomes W. Buffalo St.
  • Continue on W. Buffalo St. (for .6m)
  • Turn RIGHT onto N. Tioga St. (for 100 ft.)
  • Seneca Street Parking Garage will be on your LEFT

Using State Route 79 E*:

  • Follow State Route 79E as it becomes State St.
  • Turn RIGHT onto State Route 13 S/S. Fulton St.
  • Use LEFT LANE to turn LEFT on to W. Green St. (for .8m)
  • Slight LEFT on to Seneca Way (for .1m)
  • Seneca Way becomes Seneca St.
  • Seneca Street Parking Garage will be on your right immediately past N. Aurora St.

FROM THE NORTH
Using State Route 34 S*:

  • Continue on State Route 34 as it turns in to East Shore Drive near Stewart Park
  • Turn RIGHT onto N. Cayuga St. (for 1.5m)
  • Turn LEFT onto E. Buffalo St., (for .2m)
  • Turn RIGHT onto Parker St., (for 330 ft.)
  • Turn RIGHT onto E. Seneca St. (.2m)
  • The Seneca Street Parking Garage will be on your RIGHT

FROM THE SOUTH
Using State Route 34 N/96/13*:

  • Continue on State Route 34 N
  • Turn RIGHT on to W. Green St. (for .7m)
  • Slight LEFT on to Seneca Way (for .1m)
  • Seneca Way becomes Seneca St.
  • Seneca Street Parking Garage will be on your RIGHT immediately past N. Aurora St.

Using State Route 96B N/Danby Rd.*:

  • Continue on State Route 96B N as it becomes N. Aurora St.
  • Continue on N. Aurora St.
  • Turn LEFT onto E. Seneca St. (for 200 ft.)
  • The Seneca Street Parking Garage will be on your RIGHT.

*Avoid, if at all possible, this route encounters construction.

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