The course map and road closure information for the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is now available. Information provided on this page is subject to change.
See notices and maps below which show access routes open for specific areas.
- 2016 Course Map–Marathon & 1/2 Marathon*
- 2016 Course Map–5k, in Dix Park*
- Road Closure Grid*
- No Parking Grid*
- Metering Locations*
- Race Information*
- Course Map showing Alternate Routes*
- Alternate Access Notes for Course Map*
- Downtown–Alternate Access Map*
- Cameron Village–Alternate Access Map*
- NC State Centennial Campus–Alternate Access Map*
*Requires free Adobe Reader to view and print.
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
Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.
- The Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will bring 9,000 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.
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.
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.
Church Access Directions & Passes
Alternate directions to help church members avoid road closures on race morning will be posted below and distributed to churches soon. Click on your church for specific directions. Print and carry with you on race morning for reference.
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 these locations and plan your travel accordingly. A complete list of metering locations is here.
Public Transportation Information
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. Details will be available on Tuesday the week of the race. Please visit the CAT detour website here or call 919-485-7433 for details.
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.
For More Information
If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may assist you.