Apr 26 2014

Nashville: Road Closures

Information for the 2014 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan on Saturday, April 26, 2014 is now available.  All information provided on this page is subject to change.

  • The St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan will bring over 30,000 runners and walkers to Nashville, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators, family and friends.
  • KiDS ROCK presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee on Sunday, April 27 will have over 6,000 child participants!
  • 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 fun! Nashville residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the Nashville Convention Center, volunteer during race weekend, line the course to cheer runners to the finish.

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Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

Most road closures and detours along the routes will be in effect between 6:00 am and 1:30 pm. At 6:00 am, police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course.  The races begin at 6:45 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 road closure grid and course map 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.

Road Closures on Saturday, April 26

The marathon and half marathon routes have changed this year. The race has an exciting new start in the heart of downtown—at Broadway & 4th Avenue.  Course changes free West End Avenue and Vanderbilt of road closures and reduce the impact for many businesses and residents in Metrocenter. Still included are Music Row, Belmont Boulevard, 12 South, the Gulch, Metrocenter, Bicentennial Mall, East Nashville, and the Finish at LP Field. 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

Road Closures on Sunday, April 27 for KiDS ROCK

Please also plan ahead for road closures in downtown Nashville on Sunday, April 27. From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, the following streets will be closed for the ING KiDS Rock 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

  • Union Street from  3rd Avenue North to the Woodland Street Bridge
  • Woodland Street from the Bridge to Interstate Drive

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 contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series community relations team by completing the community contact form.

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Alternate Access Routes

For a detailed Alternate Access Map please click here*. For additional information on access routes please click here*.

ALTERNATE ROUTES TO DOWNTOWN:

To reach locations north of Broadway:

  • Take the Church Street exit off of the downtown I-65/40 loop
  • Turn east towards downtown off of the exit ramp
  • Please review downtown road closures when planning the remainder of your route

To reach locations south of Broadway:                                                                                 

  • Take the 2nd/4th Ave. exit off of the downtown I-40 loop
  • Merge north towards downtown off of the exit ramp
  • Please review downtown road closures when planning the remainder of your route

ALTERNATE ROUTES TO METROCENTER

To reach locations north of Rosa Parks Boulevard:

  • Take the Jefferson Street exit off of I-24. (If traveling on I-24 East, turn right on Spring Street off of the exit.  Spring Street becomes Jefferson.)
  • Turn right onto 3rd Avenue.
  • Stay straight on 3rd Avenue.
  • Pass Christie Cookie distribution center on left & Metro Water Facility on right.
  • 3rd Avenue becomes Dominican Drive and brings you into Metrocenter.
  • Turn right on French Landing (before the traffic light at Rosa Parks Boulevard) and proceed to your destination.
  • Please review Metrocenter road closures when planning the remainder of your route

To reach locations south of Rosa Parks Boulevard:

  • Enter the Metrocenter area by Clarksville Highway
  • Please review Metrocenter road closures when planning the remainder of your route

ALTERNATE ROUTE TO EAST NASHVILLE

  • From I-24, take Spring Street/Ellington Pkwy exit #47A
  • The exit ramp curves right. At the first fork, stay right.
  • DO NOT GET ON ELLINGTON PARKWAY
  • Get in the left lane, which brings you to the intersection of James Robertson Pkwy/Main Street and 5th Street/Spring Street (the roads change names at this intersection)
  • Turn left on Main Street  at the light
  • Turn right on Forrest Avenue or continue on Main Street which becomes Gallatin Avenue and proceed to your destination
  • Please review East Nashville road closures when planning the remainder of your route.

No Parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs approximately 72 hours before the event. By law, vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. See a list of no parking zones here.

MTA Detours

On Saturday, April 26, several MTA bus routes will be on detour.  For more details, visit www.nashvillemta.org or contact the Metropolitan Transit Authority office at (615) 862-5950.

For More Information

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