PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Half Marathon will celebrate its 10th year when it returns next May.

The Plattsburgh City Common Council has approved the 13-mile race now slated for Sunday, May 5.

Each year, the marathon attracts hundreds of runners and supporters to the highly anticipated race, proceeds of which go to support Team Fox for Parkinson’s Research.

The 2019 marathon was approved Thursday at the city’s regular Common Council meeting.

Councilor Patrick McFarlin noted the race is expected to take the same route as years past, and that no other major events are scheduled during the morning attraction.

The route begins at the U.S. Oval and winds through much of the center-city area, where residents and drivers will find numerous temporary road closures during the city-sponsored event.

The course starts near the Plattsburgh City Court building and around U.S. Oval and down through the former military base along Lake Champlain.

Turning north along the Terry Gordon Bike Path before crossing the Saranac River at Bridge Street, runners will continue through downtown before moving toward the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and the West End.

Keeping north onto Cumberland Avenue, the course then works its way around to the Champlain and Macdonough monuments and City Hall.

After passing through downtown for a second time, runners will hit the final stretch through the historic old Air Force base and back to dozens of cheering supporters at the City Recreation Center.

The Plattsburgh Half Marathon hosts a maximum of 1,000 runners. Registration for the race is expected to begin in the coming months.

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