Parking, traffic restrictions this weekend due to Special Olympics, other events


BOSTON (— People traveling into Boston this weekend should plan accordingly due to the Special Olympics and other events taking place around the city.

The Special Olympics summer games will be held at Boston University’s Nickerson Field and Harvard University Friday through Sunday. There will be parking restrictions on Babcock Street, Ashford Street, Acorn Street, Malvern Street, and Harry Agganis Way, officials say.  

On Saturday the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill 5K will take place starting at 7 a.m on Linden Lane and ending on Linden Street.

The Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will also take place on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Both sides of Lansdowne Street and Ipswich Street, the side with Jillian’s & Lucky Strikes Lane, will be a no stopping tow zone.

Over 2,000 runners will be participating in the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill half marathon Sunday. Participants will start on Linden Lane at 7:30 a.m. and finish at Campus Green.  

Boston Police will place parking restrictions on Beacon Street, the Boston Public Garden side, to accommodate buses and event vehicles during the Walk for Children’s Hospital Sunday.