Office of the City Manager

Pasadena Half-Marathon 2013 Road Closures Announced

Pasadena Half-Marathon 2013 Road Closures Announced


PASADENA, Calif.—The public is reminded about the following road closures and other event information for the Pasadena Half-Marathon happening from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013.  Event includes a half marathon and 10k & 5k runs followed by a post-race festival at Pasadena City College.  About 3,500 participants are expected to participate. 

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) 584-6538.   

Pasadena’s Public Safety departments have worked diligently with event producers and other city departments to produce a comprehensive action plan for this event, including traffic and crowd control and emergency response.  Any suspicious activity should be reported to Pasadena Police or on-scene public safety personnel.  “If You See Something, Say Something” is an instrumental component in working to keep the Pasadena community safe, every day.  

Event information and race course maps are online at www.pasadenamarathon.org. Or, email the event at information@pasadenamarathon.org. 

The Start and Finish line is at Pasadena City College.  The half marathon begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by the 10k and 5k starting at 7:00 a.m. and a special Kids Run at 8:00 a.m.  The Finish Line Festival is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   

Motorists and residents are advised that numerous City streets will be closed, restricted or unavailable to vehicles.  All streets slated for barricades or closure will be closed no later than 5:30 a.m. on Race Day.  Staggered re-openings of streets will occur until about 10:30 a.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, bicyclists and pedestrians for their cooperation. 

Race Day Detours 

Motorists are encouraged to look at the online maps for detailed detour routes.  Primary detour routes include Washington Boulevard to the North, Hill or Allen to the East, Del Mar Boulevard to the South and Fair Oaks or the 710 Extension to the West. 

Parking Information for Residents & Businesses 

No Parking signs will be posted along the course.  Overnight parking restrictions will be lifted within a ¼-mile radius of the half marathon route from 2:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.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 half marathon route, look at the online maps or call (626) 744-6440. 

Vehicle Towing Along Route 

The half 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 the Pasadena Central Library parking lot at 1365 E. Colorado East Boulevard, and will be available for pick-up for free only until 1:00 pm on the day of the half marathon.  Call (626) 584-6538 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.  

The Race Course 

The Race Course is divided into zones, including Red, Blue and Gold.  Use the online maps at www.pasadenamarathon.org to show specific road closure hours near your neighborhood. 

Red Zone—5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Colorado between Hill & San Rafael 

Garfield between Colorado & Walnut 

Holly between Marengo & Garfield 

Orange Grove between Green & Walnut 

Blue Zone—5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

Holly Street between Orange Grove and Linda Vista 

Arroyo Drive between Holly Street and Arroyo Boulevard 

Arroyo Boulevard between Arbor Street and Seco Street 

Seco Street between West Drive and Lincoln 

West Drive between Linda Vista and Washington Boulevard 

Washington Boulevard between West Drive and Rosemont Avenue 

Mountain Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Marengo Avenue 

Marengo Avenue between Mountain Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard 

Gold Zone—5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Orange Grove between Marengo Avenue and Wilson Avenue 

Wilson Avenue between Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard 

Green Zone—5:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Colorado Boulevard between Hill Avenue & Bonnie Avenue 

For more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net.  Follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov. 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2013  #059-13 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net 

Race Day Inquiries—Contact Public Safety Command Post: (626) 584-6538 


Posted: 6/24/2013 07:00:00 PM
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