On-line registration is officially closed for this Sunday's big race.. It's the 36th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon.

New Bedford Half Marathon, 2010

This event is scheduled to start at 11:00am from Purchase Street in Downtown New Bedford. It's a 13.1 mile loop through the city. Thousands of runners sign up every year. Some are preparing for the big Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day. Others, like myself in previous years, are running it for the feeling of personal accomplishment.

New Bedford Half Marathon

So if you live in the city, or are driving through the city and are wondering why certain streets maybe blocked off this Sunday, here's the reason.  I enjoy taking a walk to Buttonwood Park and standing on Rockdale Avenue supporting the runners between miles 4 and 5. If you live on the route, or are in the neighborhood, come on out and cheer one of the city's big events! For more information on the race, click here.

New Bedford Half Marathon, 2010

New Bedford Half Marathon, 2010

New Bedford Half Marathon, 2010