Portland: Road Closures
Information for the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland is now available. All information on this page is subject to change.
Attention: Construction on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project will close SE Powell Blvd between 13th Ave and 17th Ave from Friday, May 17 at 10pm to Monday, May 20 at 5:00 am. Download this detour map and/or visit trimet.org for more information.
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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 Portland Half Marathon will bring more than 10,000 runners and walkers to Portland, in addition to tens of 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! Portland residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at Oregon 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. 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 community relations team by completing the community contact form.
Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 7:00 am and 12:45 pm. Between 7:00 and 7:45 am Police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course. The races begin at 8:00 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.
On Sunday, May 19, several TriMet routes will be on detour. Max light rail service will not be affected. For more details, visit www.trimet.org or contact TriMet customer service at (503) 238-7433.
Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs. Vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be courtesy towed. For information on locating towed cars call 503-823-0044.
For More Information
If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.
- Sunday, May 19, 2013
- Half Marathon Start Time: 8:00am
The scenic half marathon course starts and finishes Downtown adjacent to Waterfront Park. After a short tour of Downtown, participants will enjoy the first of two bridge crossings as they head to beautiful east Portland. There they will experience an eclectic mix of Portland neighborhoods, beautiful Laurelhurst Park and a wonderful downhill finish heading back towards Downtown on Lloyd Blvd. After the final crossing on the iconic Steel Bridge, runners finish back on Naito Parkway at the corner of Salmon Street.
- Finish Line Festival with music, food & beverages
- Headliner Concert immediately after race at Finish Line