Hyde Park East is Mile 12 – 13+ of the full marathon course. The course winds back around for a brief visit to the Oakley neighborhood, and two right turns to bring them to Erie Avenue. It is the intersection of Erie Avenue and Marburg, that gives spectators a good spot to bid the runners and walkers a “have a good second half” as they will soon approach the halfway point. After turning left onto Erie the course follows an approximate one-mile descent that starts very gently and becomes steeper passing Hyde Park Country Club. This long downhill allows the marathoners to make up a bit of the time lost in the climb up Eden Park. Leaving Hyde Park East, the course climbs again for about half a mile as it continues to roll eastward toward the Red Bank Road overpass.