A number of special events will be taking place in the City of Boston this Columbus Day Weekend. For safety’s sake, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists are all asked to pay close attention to the rules of the road. Use of the MBTA is encouraged.
Sunday, October 13
The Stephen Perez 5K Memorial Race will begin at 11:30 AM on Hanover Street at the Paul Revere Mall. An estimated 150 runners will proceed right onto Cross Street right onto Endicott Street, right onto Commercial Street, straight onto Atlantic Avenue, right onto India Street, left onto Franklin Street, right onto Congress Street, right onto Hanover Street, right onto Fleet Street, left onto Commercial Street, left onto Hanover Street.
The annual Columbus Day Parade will be held in Boston. Marchers will step off from City Hall Plaza at 1 PM. They will proceed to Court Street, to State Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, straight onto Commercial Street, left onto Battery Street, left onto Hanover Street, right onto Cross Street, right onto Endicott Street, right at North Washington Street and onto Commercial Street for dispersal.
Parking will be restricted as follows.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday Parade”
- Cambridge Street, both sides, from Somerset Street to Court Street
- Commercial Street, both sides, from North Washington Street to Battery Street
- North Washington Street, both sides, from Causeway Street to Rip Valenti Way
- Court Street, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Washington Street
- State Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Atlantic Avenue
- Atlantic Avenue, both sides, from State Street to Commercial Street
- Commercial Street, both sides, from Atlantic Avenue to Battery Street
- Battery Street, both sides, from Commercial Street to Hanover Street
- Hanover Street, both sides, from Battery Street to Cross Street
- Cross Street, both sides from Hanover Street to Endicott Street
- Endicott Street, both sides, from Cross Street to North Washington Street
- Fulton Street, both sides, from Lewis Street to Richmond Street
- North Street, both sides, from Lewis Street to Sun Court Street
The Annual Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon will begin at Franklin Park, near Playstead Road, at 8:30 AM. An estimated 5,000 participants will travel along the following route.
Pierpont Road in Franklin Park, right on Jewish War Veterans Drive, continue on Circuit Drive, continue on Forest Hills Drive, right onto Forest Hills Overpass, continue on the Arborway, continue on Pond Street, continue on the Jamaicaway, continue on the Riverway, turn around on the Riverway just before Fenway, continue on the Riverway, continue on the Jamaicaway, right onto Route 9 Eastbound Exit, right on River Road, left on Pond Avenue, clockwise Pond/Chestnut Streets Rotary, left on Chestnut Street, right on Perkins Street, left on Francis Parkman Drive, right on the Arborway, counterclockwise around Kelly Circle, continue on the Arborway, continue on Forest Hills Overpass, counterclockwise around Forest Hills Rotary, right on Forest Hills Drive, right on Circuit Drive, follow Circuit Drive around backside of the Devine Golf Course, turn around on Circuit Drive behind the Devine Golf Course, continue on Circuit Drive, right onto Jewish War Veterans Drive, left on Pierpont Road, right into Service entrance to Franklin Park Zoo, left at the Giraffe Exhibit, continue via the path in the Franklin Park Zoo, exit the Giraffe Entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo, continue on Playstead Road, left at basketball courts, left into White Stadium and finish at the 40 yard line.
Parking will be restricted as follows.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday – Sunday”
- Pierpont Road, both sides, from Glen Lane to Playstead Road
“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday”
- Circuit Drive, both sides, from Blue Hill Avenue to Morton Street
- Valley Gates/Pierpont Road Area, both sides, from Circuit Drive to the White Stadium Entrance to the Zoo
- Pierpont Road, both sides, from Sigourney Street to Playstead Road
- Playstead Road, both sides, from Walnut Street Entrance to Pierpont Road
- Seaver Street, Franklin Park side, from Walnut Avenue to Elm Hill Avenue
Monday, October 14
The annual Columbus Day Race for Women will begin at Noon on Beacon Street, Between Charles and Brimmer Streets. An estimated 7,000 runners will make their way along the following route.
Starting on Beacon Street between Charles and Brimmer Streets, right onto Massachusetts Avenue, over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, into Cambridge, up and down Memorial Drive, returning to Boston via the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, to Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street, ending on Charles Street between the center gate of the Public Garden and Beacon Street.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday and Monday
- Beacon Street, south side (Boston Public Garden side), from Charles Street to opposite Brimmer Street
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Monday”
- Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Clarendon Street
- Boylston Street, Public Garden side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street
- Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13
Due to the Boston Red Sox playoff games, parking in the vicinity of Fenway Park will be restricted as follows this weekend.
“Tow Zone Boston Police Special Event No Stopping Saturday – Sunday”
- Van Ness Street, both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street, and south side, (opposite Fenway Park) from Yawkey Way to Ipswich Street
- Lansdowne Street, both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
- Yawkey Way, both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue
- Ipswich Street, both sides, from #132 Ipswich Street
- Brookline Avenue, both sides, from Kilmarnock Street to Kenmore Square