The Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon will close some downtown streets this weekend

Rock n' Roll.

It’s that time of year when people inexplicably run for a really long time around downtown. Here’s what to expect.


The 5K race will shut down streets around Civic Center and Capitol Hill from about 8:30 a.m. to as late as 10:45 a.m.

The Rock n' Roll 5K.
The Rock n’ Roll 5K.

For the exact details of each closure, you can look for specific streets on this giant list.


The races will cover Lower Downtown, Civic Center, Capitol Hill and also points east toward City Park. Most of the closures will happen in select hours between 6:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. However, 17th Avenue will be shut down between downtown and City Park from 6:15 a.m. through noon.

Here are the courses of the half-marathon and 10K, which should give you a sense of where to expect disruptions:

Rock n' Roll.
Rock n’ Roll.
Rock n' Roll.
Rock n’ Roll.

Once again, more details on this giant list.


Andrew Kenney

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