Posted on January 17, 2017 in

Pasadena Half Marathon Road Closure Notice

Pasadena Half Marathon Road Closure Notice

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Half Marathon comes to town 7 a.m. to Noon, Sunday, January 22, 2017.  The public is advised of the following road closures and other event information for the Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

Online registration closes on Wednesday, January 18.  Go for registration, course maps and other details.

The City’s official street closure map is below.

In conjunction with the Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K, there will be a FREE two-day Health and Fitness Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street.  A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Friday, January 20, kicks off the free Health and Fitness Expo featuring dozens of info booths, exhibits and fun activities for the whole family. 

The Health and Fitness Expo will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, January 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. January 21.  Race participants will be able to pick up their registration packets at the expo.  Go for more details. 

On Sunday, January 22, the Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K features a picturesque course through Beautiful Pasadena, passing landmarks like the Colorado Street Bridge, Old Town Pasadena and Caltech before a majestic finish on the field at the world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium, exclusively available to runners at this event.

Pasadena Half Marathon 2017 Logo

Event Day only, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., for public questions on street closures, parking, towed vehicles and general information, call: (626) 577-6125.

Websites and Social Media info:

Social Media:

City of Pasadena Twitter Accounts   or  @PasadenaGov   or  @PasadenaFD

City of Pasadena Facebook

Pasadena Half Marathon

   Use the Hashtags #RunPasadena and #Pasadena and be sure to Tweet us your event day photos!  

Rose Bowl Stadium   or  @RoseBowlStadium

If You See Something, Say Something

For crimes in progress, suspicious activity or life-threatening situations, remember to always call 9-1-1 and/or notify the nearest uniformed officer at the event.  Be prepared to speak calmly, give your location and provide the basic details of the nature of your call.

Pasadena Police and Fire Department personnel will be on scene to help protect you and respond to any emergencies.  For other non-emergency calls, If You See Something, Say Something, call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. 

Road Closures & Event Times

All road closures for the event will begin at 6 a.m.  The Half Marathon & 5k will start at 7 a.m.  Streets will re-open on a rolling basis following an 18-minute per-mile pace clock for race participants.  The final streets of the course are expected to re-open by 12:30 p.m. Look at the map below for a full list of the street closures.  The route is organized into 3 zones (general closure and re-opening times below):

Pasadena Half Marathon 2017 Closure TImetable

During the race, only emergency vehicles will be permitted to cross the route, except at designated limited access points noted on the Public Access Map (See Below).

Pasadena Half Marathon 2017 Street Closure Map

Caution Urged

The motoring public and bicyclists are urged to use extra caution; observe all temporary signs and restrictions and to obey directions from public safety personnel on scene.  Use common sense!

Motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to look at the online maps for detailed detour routes.

Primary detour routes include Walnut Street to the North, Hill Avenue to the East, California Boulevard to the South and the 710 Extension to the West.

The City of Pasadena thanks our residents, merchants, the motoring public, bicyclists and pedestrians for their cooperation during these events.

Remember, shops and businesses will be open!  Support our local business community.

Parking Information & Vehicle Towing Along Route

Routes will be posted with temporary and other regular permanent No Parking signs.  Please observe all on-street parking restrictions closely, noting all time restrictions.

Vehicles parked on the course during restricted times will be towed to the Elks Lodge parking lot, 400 W. Colorado Boulevard, and will be available for pick-up for free only until 12:30 pm on the day of the event.  No exceptions.

Remember, on Event Day ONLY, call (626) 577-6125 for towing information.  After that, unclaimed towed vehicles will be moved to a City storage lot and storage charges will apply.