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Public Advised of Road Closures and Event Information for Pasadena Marathon Sunday, May 20

The City of Pasadena reminds the public about the following road closures and other event information for the Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon, Sunday, May 20. The Pasadena Marathon and related activities spans from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20.  About 7,000 participants have pre-registered.

There will be a full and half marathon, bike tour, 5k/10k runs, a Kids Run and a festival.

On Race Day only, the public telephone number to call with day-of-event questions about street closures, parking, towed vehicles or sound complaints is: (626) 584-0872.

The Start and Finish line is on Colorado Boulevard, between Hill and Bonnie avenues, with closures in this area only lasting from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May 20. The festival will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the front lawn of the Pasadena City College facing Colorado Boulevard.

The full and half marathons begin at 6:30 a.m., followed by the 5k/10k start at 7:30 a.m. and the Kids Run at 9:00 a.m. The bike tour starts first at 5:45 a.m. Marathon information and race course maps are online at www.cityofpasadena.net/specialevents/pasadenamarathon/.

Motorists and residents are advised that numerous City streets throughout Pasadena will be closed, restricted or unavailable to vehicles. All streets slated for barricades or closure will be closed no later than 5:00 a.m. on Race Day. Staggered re-openings of streets will occur until about 2:00 p.m. when most roads should be re-opened.

The motoring public is urged to drive with extra caution; observe all temporary signs and restrictions and to obey directions from public safety personnel. The City of Pasadena thanks our residents, merchants, the motoring public and pedestrians for their cooperation during the Pasadena Marathon.

The Race Course is divided into zones, including Red, Blue, Gold, Green, Brown and Purple. Purple is the Start/Finish Zone. Use the online maps to show specific areas near your neighborhood.

Red Zone—5:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

  • Hill Avenue between Colorado & Del Mar
  • Del Mar between Hill & Wilson
  • Westbound California between Wilson & Marengo
  • Northbound Marengo between California and Holly Street
  • Garfield between Colorado & Walnut
  • Holly Street between Marengo and Garfield
  • Wilson between Del Mar and California

Blue Zone—5:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

  • Colorado between Garfield and San Rafael
  • Southbound Orange Grove between Green and California

Gold Zone—5:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

  • Westbound California between Arroyo Blvd. and Orange Grove
  • Southbound Arroyo Blvd. between California and Seco Street
  • West Drive between Washington & Seco
  • Washington between West Drive and Rosemont
  • Rosemont between Washington and Rose Bowl Drive
  • Westbound Seco Street between Linda Vista and Lincoln

Green Zone—5:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Westbound Mountain Street between Lincoln and Raymond
  • Northbound Raymond between Montana and Mountain
  • Montana between Raymond and Garfield
  • Garfield between Montana and Washington
  • Eastbound Washington between Raymond and Wilson
  • Wilson between Washington and Villa Street

Brown Zone—5:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

  • Eastbound Mountain between Wilson and Hamilton
  • Eastbound Mountain between Sinaloa and Martelo
  • Hamilton between Mountain and Paloma
  • Sinaloa between Mountain and Paloma
  • Martelo between Mountain and Paloma
  • Paloma between Carmelo and Sierra Madre Blvd.
  • Washington between Del Rey and Sierra Madre Blvd.
  • Westbound Sierra Madre Blvd. between Paloma and Sierra Madre Villa
  • Carmelo between Paloma and Villa Street
  • Westbound Villa Street between Wilson and Carmelo
  • Wilson between Villa and Union
  • Union between Wilson and Hill

Purple Zone—12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Colorado Blvd. between Bonnie and Hill

Motorists Crossing the Race Course

Motorists may be allowed to cross the race course at the following key intersections, race conditions permitting. The following designated Intermittent Traffic Control (ITC) points will be open only when there can be a safe vehicular crossing. Motorist are advised to expect significant delays at these locations:

  • Fair Oaks Avenue at Colorado Boulevard;
  • Grand Avenue at California Boulevard;
  • Lincoln Avenue at Seco Street;
  • Fair Oaks Avenue at Mountain Street;
  • Penn Street at Raymond Avenue;
  • Penn Street at Garfield Avenue;
  • Los Robles Avenue at Washington Boulevard;
  • Lake Avenue at Washington Boulevard;
  • Orange Grove Boulevard at Wilson Avenue;
  • Hill Avenue at Mountain Street;
  • Hill Avenue at Villa Street;
  • Allen Avenue at Mountain Street;
  • Allen Avenue at Villa Street;
  • Altadena Drive at Orange Grove Boulevard, and
  • Orange Grove Boulevard at Carmelo Avenue.

Parking Information for Residents & Businesses

No Parking signs will be posted along the course. Overnight parking restrictions will be lifted citywide, however, within a ¼-mile radius of the marathon route from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Race Day only. During this time, parking permits will not be required to park on City streets within this area. All other parking restrictions and prohibitions will apply, including temporary tow-away zones, no parking near fire hydrants or in red zones and parking by permit only in blue disabled parking spots.

To find out if you live within a ¼-mile radius of the marathon route, look at the online maps or call (626) 744-7665.

Vehicle Towing Along Route

The marathon route will be posted with No Parking signs. Please observe all on-street parking restrictions closely, noting all time restrictions. Vehicles that are parked on the course during the restricted times will be towed to 1365 East Colorado Boulevard, corner of Colorado & Hill, and will be available for pick-up for free only until Noon on the day of the marathon.  Call (626) 584-0872 on Race Day only for towing information. After that, unclaimed towed vehicles will be moved to a City storage lot and storage charges will apply.



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