Information for the 2017 Michelob Ultra Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis is now available. Please note, all information listed is frequently updated and subject to change.

Community Information

Changes to the 2017 Michelob Ultra Half Marathon Course

Attention residents and visitors of St. Louis, there have been slight changes to the 2017 half marathon course. Although these changes have eliminated some closures, including freeway off ramp closures to Grand Blvd,  and increased access in the Tower Grove area, there are a few new road closures in place. Please use the information below to see how these changes may affect your commute or daily travel routes.


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Use the free Waze App on your smartphone for point to point 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 Saturday 5K will be returning this year and taking place on Saturday, October 14th. Please see above map and road closure grid for more information.
  • The Michelob ULTRA Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon, 10K,  & 5K will bring more than 10,000 runners and walkers to St. Louis, 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! St. Louis residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the America’s Center, volunteer during race weekend, and/or line the course to cheer on the runners!

Road Closures

Most road closures and detours will be in effect on Sunday between the hours of 6:00 am and 12:00 pm. Starting at 6:00 am, Police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course, this closure is rolling with roads closing 1 hour prior to the first runner. 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.

The half marathon and 10k races will start at 7:00 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 course map and road closure grid 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.

Freeway and Ramp Closures

Off ramps for  I-64 West at Market/21st St (39) and I-64 East at Vandeventer will be CLOSED
from 6:00am -9:30am.

Off ramps from I-44 to Broadway (292B) will be CLOSED from 6:00am – 9:30am.



Interactive Road Closure Map

These maps outline the road closures, highlight alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race on Saturday and Sunday. 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 use our community contact form.

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Church Access Directions & Passes

2017 Information Coming Soon!

Alternate directions to help church members avoid road closures on race morning are posted below and have been distributed to churches to pass on to church members. Click on your church for specific directions. Print out and carry with you on race morning for reference!

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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. Be advised, traffic will be delayed while waiting to be metered across the course. It is recommended to use an alternate route to avoid longer delays.

There will be metering points at the following areas for vehicle access:

  • Russell Blvd and Jefferson Ave

Public Transportation Information

On Sunday, October 15, several Metro Transit routes will be on detour.  For more details, visit or contact the Metro Transit – St. Louis office at (314) 231-2345.

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. For a list of No Parking area’s please click here.

For More Information

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