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  2/28/2013, Adar 18, 5773

Jerusalem Marathon Parking Restrictions Thursday Night


Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Yehuda Street in the Talpiot area of Jerusalem starting at 8:00 Thursday evening until the end of Friday's Jerusalem Marathon at around 1:30 in the afternoon. Other restrictions will gradually go into effect at 6:00 Friday morning, so that vehicles parked on the main routes for the race may not be able to leave until the streets are opened, also in gradual fashion, depending on the progress of the race.

About 20,000 runners are expected to compete in four races (Full marathon, half marathon, 10 kilometers and 4.2 kilometers) on four routes. The Talpiot neighborhood comprises the southern part of one of the routes, which will also hit the Old City and near Mount Scopus in the north, the downtown area, Sacher Park, the national government campus, the Hebrew University's Giv'at Ram campus and the neighborhood near the President's Residence. Residents were sent information about the race routes and the closures. Bus and light rail service will also be affected.