Road Closures, Race Day Information For Pasadena Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon

Here’s what you need to know if you’ll be in Pasadena during Sunday’s half marathon.

Pasadena city officials are reminding residents and motorists that numerous streets will be closed for Sunday’s Kaiser Permanente Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.

About 7,000 participants have registered for the half marathon and 5k run which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 pm. There will be a post-race festival and finish line concert.

Runners will begin and end the race at Rose Bowl Stadium.

All streets slated for closure will be closed no later than 6:30 a.m. on race day. Most roads should be reopened by 1 p.m. on Sunday.

On race day only, the public number to call with day-of-event questions about street closures, parking, towed vehicles is: (626) 577-3296.

Race information and course maps are online at http://cityofpasadena.net/specialevents/rock_n_roll/.

Primary Detour Routes

The main detour routes include Walnut Street to the north, Hill Avenue to the East, California Blvd. to the South and St. John, Pasadena Ave. and the 710 Extension to the West.

Parking Information for Residents and Businesses

There will be no parking along the course. The city will not observe overnight parking restrictions within a ¼-mile radius of the half marathon route from 1 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Race Day only.  During this time, parking permits will not be required to park on City streets within this area. 

Vehicle Towing

Vehicles that are parked on the course during the restricted times will be towed to the Pasadena Central Library parking lot, 285 E. Walnut St. and will be available for pick-up for free only until 1 p.m. on the day of the half marathon.  Call (626) 577-3296 on race day only for towing information. 

The following street closures were provided by the City of Pasadena.

Race Day Street Closures

The Race Course is divided into zones, including Blue, Gold and Red.

Blue Zone—6:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Arroyo Blvd. between Seco and California

California between Arroyo Blvd. and Orange Grove

Orange Grove between California and Colorado

Gold Zone—6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Colorado between Orange Grove and Arroyo Parkway

Green Street between Raymond and Wilson

Arroyo Parkway between Colorado and Cordova

Lake between Colorado and San Pasqual

Wilson between Green and San Pasqual

Red Zone—6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Colorado Street Bridge between Orange Grove and San Rafael

Northbound Linda Vista between San Rafael and Seco Street

Seco Street between Linda Vista and Rosemont

West Drive between Seco Street and Washington Blvd.

Salvia Canon between Linda Vista and West Drive

Washington between Parkview and Rosemont

Rosemont between Washington and Seco Street


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