May 17 2015

Road Closures

Information on this page is for the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon and 10k. All information on this page is subject to change.

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Use the free Waze App on your smart phone for step by step directions on race day to avoid road closures!

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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 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.

Bus Boxes

In an effort to help relieve some of the traffic build up and bus route detours we have added in four bus boxes along the course which will enable cars and buses to cross the course more quickly and efficiently than in years past. Click here for a detailed bus box video with more information.

Interactive Road Closure Map

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

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 community relations team by completing the community contact form.

Road Closures

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. 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. 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.

No Parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs.  Vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be courtesy towed.  For more information on No Parking please click here. 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.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Race Day

Half Marathon Start Time: 8:15am

10K Start Time: 8:30am
Event Details | Course Information

May 15-16, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

Oregon Convention Center, Hall D-E
Friday, May 15: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, May 16: 9am – 5pm
Expo Details