On February 16, 2014 the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on the streets of Austin. An estimated 20,000 runners and 20,000 spectators will take part in the Marathon and Half Marathon. The race will begin at 7:00am on Congress Ave near 16th Street and conclude with a post race festival located between 5th and 11th street on historic Congress Ave.
As in previous years, Brentwood will be right in the heart of the action. This is a great opportunity for our community to come out and cheer on the participants as they edge closer to reaching their individual goals (in previous years we were located at approximately the 20 mile mark of the course). It is also an occasion for traffic and access issues.
The route utilizes Congress Ave., South 1st St., Cesar Chavez St., Winsted Ln., Enfield Rd., Exposition Blvd., 35th St., Bull Creek Rd., Shoal Creek Blvd., Great Northern Blvd., Foster Ln., Arroyo Seco, Woodrow Ave., North Loop Blvd., 53rd St., Duval St., MLK Blvd., San Jacinto Blvd. and other local roads. Please see the attached map for the 2014 race route.
Roads along the route will begin closing at 6:00am and will remain closed until the last runner passes.
A comprehensive traffic control plan, which will be approved by the City of Austin Right-of-Way Management, will be used to position barricades along the route. Cross traffic will be allowed to cross the route at certain intersections staffed by officers from the Austin Police Department. City of Austin required public notice signs will go out along the route, 14 days prior to the event along with letters to business and residences.
For more information about the race, please checkout the information at http://youraustinmarathon.com/ .
Here are some resources provided by the race organizers that you might want to check out in order to plan your day accordingly:
Road Closure Details