Roads to Close for 2014 Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon

The marathon and half marathon will take participants through Hillcrest, Normal Heights, downtown San Diego and Little Italy, just to name a few communities along the lively route

On Sunday, the streets of San Diego will be filled with runners, walkers, spectators and live music as more than 30,000 people participate in the 17th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

Of course, the major marathon will require road closures in certain areas. An interactive map of the closures can be seen here, or below. Also, a list of closures is available here.

Organizers say most road closures and detours will be in effect between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. Police officers and event personnel will be on-hand to guide and control traffic.

Closures include busy streets such as: 6th Avenue from Quince to Laurel streets; University Avenue from 5th Avenue to Park Boulevard eastbound; B Street between 12th Avenue and 19th Street, Broadway from 7th Avenue to Kettner Boulevard; San Diego Avenue from India to Harney streets; and portions of Morena Boulevard and Mission Bay Drive, just to name a few closures.

Many freeway ramps will also be closed. For that list, click here.

The marathon begins at 6:15 a.m. and the half marathon begins at 6:45 a.m. The start line is at 6th Avenue and Quince Street, at Start Line Village, where participants can fuel up before the race.

The finish line is located at 13th and K streets, at Petco Park. A free Finish Line Festival will be held there from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and will include activities and live music for spectators.

After the race, runners and walkers can head to a family reunion area near the finish line and then go into Petco Park for the celebration and refreshments.

Due to road closures and the large scope of this event, organizers encourage spectators to take the trolley to the finish line area downtown instead of trying to park. Spectators can take the trolley from any outlying station and ride it to the 12th & Imperial Station. From there, it’s a two-block walk to the finish line.

This year, the title sponsor of the event is Suja Juice Co., a fast-growing, San Diego-based company that makes organic juices and smoothies.

Another fun fact: 2014 Boston Marathon winner and San Diegan Meb Keflezighi will be running the half-marathon too, leading a 90-minute pace group through the route.

For everything you need to know about the San Diego Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, visit the event website.

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