Denver: Road Closures
Information on this page is for the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Information provided on this page is subject to change. ** THE CITY PARK ESPLANADE FRESH MARKET WILL BE OPEN ON RACE DAY. For fastest access between 9am and 12 noon – use northbound or southbound Colorado Blvd, and turn onto westbound Colfax Ave to approach the Farmer’s Market from the east.**
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Be Aware. Plan Ahead.
Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.
- The Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon and 1/2 Marathon will bring more than 17,000 runners and walkers to Denver, in addition to thousands of spectators, family and friends.
- To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
- Join the festivities! Denver residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the Colorado Convention Center, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.
Interactive Road Closure Map
This map outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please use our community contact form.
Most road closures and detours will be in effect on Sunday between the hours of 6:00 am and 2:30 pm. At 6:00 am, Police and event personnel may implement a soft closure along the entire race course. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. The bike tour begins at 6:45 am and the road races at 7:15 am, and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the course map and road closure grid for more information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.
Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs. Vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. View a list of no-park zones here.
“Rock Around the Block” and “Show Your Bib” Programs
Are you community group looking to make a fun day of the marathon and half marathon? Contact us for more information regarding the “Rock Around the Block” community spirit competition for a small cash prize. If you are a business looking to take advantage of runners in town, contact us for more information on participating in the “Show your Bib” program.
RTD/ Light Rail Operations
Road closures along the Marathon & ½ Marathon route will impact RTD bus routes. There will only be minor delays to light rail service. For more detailed routing information please visit www.rtd-denver.com or call RTD Customer Service at 303.299.6000 or 1.800.366.RIDE (7433) or TDD at 303.299.6089.
For More Information
If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.