Apr 12 2015

Raleigh: Road Closures

The course map for the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is now available. Additional information about road closures, no parking zones, alternate directions, etc. will be available soon.  All information provided on this page is subject to change.


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Church Access Directions & Passes

Alternate directions to help church members avoid road closures on race morning will be posted here and distributed to churches closer to the date of the race. At that point, click on your church for specific directions. Print out and carry with you on race morning for reference!

Davie St Presbyterian Haitian Evangelical
Edenton St Methodist Hillyer Memorial Christian
Emmanuel Pentecostal Holy Trinity
Fairmont United Methodist King’s Park Raleigh
First Baptist – Salisbury St Sacred Heart
First Baptist – Wilmington St St. Paul AME
First Church of Christ Scientist Trinity United Methodist
First Presbyterian Tupper Memorial Baptist
Forest Hills Baptist United House of Prayer
Church of the Good Shepherd Victory Tabernacle
Vintage Church

Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

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

  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting The V Foundation will bring 12,000 runners and walkers to Raleigh, 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! Raleigh residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.

Interactive Road Closure Map

To view a map that outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes/metering points and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race, CLICK HERE.

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 by completing the community contact form.

Road Closures

The race starts at 7:00 am. Most road closures will be in effect between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm. At some points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps between runners. Please follow the directions of traffic officers stationed on the course when crossing.

Streets will reopen on a rolling basis when the last participant passes and course support materials are removed. Streets along the early miles of the route will reopen sooner than roads near 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 be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

Metering Locations

Cross-traffic will be metered across the route, at designated intersections, during gaps between runners and at the discretion of traffic officers. At times during the race, the runner pack is so tight that vehicles will be unable to cross the course immediately. Traffic may back up waiting to be metered across the course.

Please expect delays at metering locations and plan your travel accordingly. A complete list of metering locations will be posted here soon.

Detailed Community Access Information

Maps and details about road closures for specific areas such as those below will be provided closer to the date of the race.

  • Community Road Closure & Alternate Access Map–Downtown
  • Community Road Closure & Alternate Access Map–Cameron Village
  • North Carolina State University

No Parking

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.  If your vehicle is towed off  the race route, call 919-996-3335. See the list of no parking zones here.

Raleigh Transit Authority Detours

On Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12 some CAT bus routes will be on detour due to road closures for the race.  Please visit the CAT detour website here or call 919-485-7433 for details.

For More Information

If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may assist you.


APRIL 10 – 11, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

Raleigh Convention Center, Halls B & C
Friday, April 10: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 11: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Expo Details

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015

Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Start Time: 7:00am
Event Details