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Princeton Today: Ironman

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New Jersey’s first half-Ironman race is called the Princeton Ironman, but the 70.3-mile race does not pass through Princeton.

Mercer County Park in West Windsor will host the 1.2 swim and 13.1 mile run. The 56-mile bike portion of the race also will start and end there. The race, which will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday and end at about 4 p.m. with an awards ceremony, will close sections of roads in West Windsor, Hamilton and Upper Freehold.

About 2,500 athletes will compete in the race, which is a qualified for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria. Results will be available on the Ironman website.

Expect delays in the West Windsor and Hamilton area Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. because of the race. A full list of road closures is available here.

FRIDAY EVENTS

Farmers Market at Forrestal Village – Vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, baked goods, and more.  College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Game On! at the Princeton Public Library – Ping pong, Wii games, board games and more for ages 8 and up. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Emerging Writers Series at Labyrinth Books – Porochista Khakpour, author of “Sons and Other Flammable Objects.” 6 p.m., 122 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Princeton Homecoming Football Game – Princeton High vs. Ewing, 7 p.m. at the PHS football field.

Keith Franklin Jazz Quartet at the Salt Creek Grille – Live music from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro.

Takacs String Quartet Performs at Princeton University – Readings from Philip Roth’s Novella Everyman interspersed with short works for string quartet by Arvo Part, Philip Glass, and Schubert. Narrated by Meryl Streep. 7:30 p.m.,  Richardson Auditorium. Tickets $35 and up.

Back to School Fall Movie Series at the Princeton Shopping Center –  “Remember the Titans” begins at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard. In the event of bad weather, movies will be screened in the Arts Council of Princeton’s pop-up studio. Free.

Outdoor Dancing with the Central Jersey Dance Society – All styles. Wear dance sneakers and bring your own water bottle. No partner needed. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Inside the Princeton Public Library if it rains. Free.

Antony and Cleopatra at McCarter Theatre – Shakespeare play combines history, tragedy, and romance. See why people have been raving about the Emily Mann production. 8 p.m., Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton.  A few tickets still available. $62.50 and up. www.mccarter.org

Folk Music by Archie Fisher  – Legendary Scotish folk singer Archie Fisher performs at the Princeton Folk Music Society. 8:15 p.m. Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Admission $20.

WEATHER

Mostly sunny with a high of 69.

COMMUTE

Dutchtown Zion Rd between Rt. 601 and Pin Oak Road in Montgomery was milled yesterday. The road is open today. Paving is expected to take place on Monday Sept. 22.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

  • Alyssa Gillon

    Thanks, Krystal!

  • Jim

    It looks like Ironman Hamilton to me.

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