Information about road closures for the 2019 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon follows. **Information provided is revised as needed and subject to change. Please check back before race day for updates.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • 6:45 AM   -  5K starts at 8th and Demonbreun, finishes at Nissan Stadium
  • 7:15 AM   -  Marathon & Half Marathon start at 8th and Broadway, finish at Nissan Stadium

Sunday April 28, 2019 

  • 12:00 PM  -  One Mile Race starts and finishes at Nissan Stadium
  • 12:15 PM  -  Doggie Dash starts and finishes at Nissan Stadium
  • 1:30   PM  -  KiDS Rock starts and finishes at Nissan Stadium

Use the free Waze App on your smartphone for point to point directions on race day around road closures!

Waze App


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

  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon brings as many as 30,000 runners and walkers to Nashville, plus tens of 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 and extra travel time.
  • Join the festivities! Nashville residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at Music City Center, volunteer during race weekend, or line the course to cheer on participants. Visit the website to learn about volunteer opportunities!

ROAD CLOSURES - Saturday April 27th 

Most road closures and detours along the routes will be in effect between 5:45 am and 1:30 pm on Saturday. (Sunday races are contained within the perimeter of Nissan Stadium.) Streets reopen on a rolling basis after the last participant passes and course materials are removed. Streets along the early miles of the route open earlier than roads along the end of the route. 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. Please review the course map, the road closure grid,  and the Community Road Closure Notice for detailed information.


This map outlines road closures during the race. 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 between runners, at the discretion of traffic officers. 
Note:  Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions, contact Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series community relations at [email protected].



On Saturday, April 27, several MTA bus routes will be on detour.  For more details, visit or contact the Metropolitan Transit Authority office at (615) 862-5950.


Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs before the event. By law, vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. View the list of no parking zones here.


Traffic & Security: Lt. David Leavitt, 615-880-2901, [email protected] or Sgt. John Borque, 615-862-8632, [email protected]
Street Closures: Tracy Luton, 615-862-8599, [email protected]
Parade Permit: Gordon Richard, 615-862-8597, [email protected]
Race Organizers: 844-411-4674, [email protected] if your question is not answered above.


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