Information about road closures for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and 5k on Saturday, April 28, 2018, for the one mile race on Thursday, April 26, and for KiDS ROCK on Sunday, April 29, follow. All information is subject to change.
- Course Map for Full, Half and 5K*
- Course Map for 1 Mile*
- Road and Freeway Ramp Closure Grid*
- No Parking Zones*
- Community Road Closure Notice*
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Use the free Waze App on your smart phone for point to point directions on race day around road closures! Download here.
Be Aware. Plan Ahead
Road Closures on Saturday, April 28
Runners start downtown on Broadway at 8th Avenue and finish at Nissan Stadium.
Please review the course map, the road closure grid, and the Community Road Closure Notice 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.
Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course. The races begin at 6:45 am. Most road closures and detours along the routes will be in effect between 5:45 am and 1:30 pm on Saturday.
Streets reopen on a rolling basis when the last participant passes and course support materials are removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route open earlier than roads along the end of the route. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners, at the discretion of traffic officers.
Road Closures on Sunday, April 29 for KiDS ROCK
Please also plan ahead for road closures in downtown Nashville on Sunday, April 29. From 12:00 PM to 5:00 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
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. Please click on the icons for information about road closure times and/or general access information. 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 community relations team by completing the community contact form.
Alternate Access Routes
- Race Day Neighborhood Tips & Access for East Nashville*
- Race Day Neighborhood Tips & Access for Downtown*
- Race Day Neighborhood Tips & Access for Belmont-12South*
- Race Day Neighborhood Tips & Access for Metrocenter*
- Race Day Neighborhood Tips & Access for The Gulch*
- Race Day Neighborhood Tips & Access for Music Row*
Public Transportation Information
On Saturday, April 28, 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.
Street parking will be TEMPORARILY restricted along the race route. Most no parking zones are between Friday, April 27 at 10:00 pm and Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 pm. On several downtown streets no parking begins at 8:00am on Friday, April 28 and ends at 9:00am on Saturday, April 29. Please park your vehicles in an alternate location during these times. By law, vehicles in violation of posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. View the complete list of no parking zones here.
A list of alternate parking locations in some neighborhoods will be available soon in the race day neighborhood tips above.
For More Information
Traffic & Security: Lt. David Leavitt, 615-880-2901, email@example.com or Sgt. John Borque, 615-862-8632, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parade Permit: Gordon Richard, 615-862-8597, email@example.com.
Race Organizers: 844-411-4674, firstname.lastname@example.org
If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.