Road closures, race information for the St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Nashville

(Fox 17 News)

Thousands of runners will descend on downtown Nashville for the St. Jude Rock 'N' Marathon this weekend.


The race is slated for Saturday morning.

5K- 6:45 a.m., participants should arrive no later than 5:30 a.m.

Marathon and 1/2 Marathon- participants in later corrals should plan their arrival time to the start line accordingly as they will not be starting right at 7:15 AM

Runners should be dropped off on Korean Veterans Blvd. between 4th & 5th Ave. Pickup at the finish is along Sylvan Street off of South 2nd Street.


The marathon said parking lots will open at 4 a.m. on Saturday. Free parking at Nissan Stadium lots A, B, C will be first come first serve. Pre-purchase parking for lots N and R is sold out.

Downtown- Closed 3-9 a.m., Broadway closed from 4th to 13h Ave S; Demonbreun from 2nd to Music Circle. To reach locations on the route, park off it and walk.

These routes to all other downtown locations will be open:

  • Exit I-40 at Church St toward downtown.
  • Exit I-40 at 2nd/4th Ave . Take 1st Ave S north. Or take Lafayette/8th north as faras Korean Veterans Blvd.
  • Two way access lane on Broadway from 12th to 10th for Union Station & Frist

Music Row: Closed 5:45- 11:15 a.m. For access, park east of 16th or west of 17th Ave S & walk to destination. From east, exit I-65 at Wedgewood, turn right on 8th Ave S, left on Edgehill. From west, exit I-440 at 21st Ave or West End Ave, turn right on Blakemore, Edgehill, or other through surface streets

Belmont Hillsboro & 12 South: Closed 5:25 -10:45 a.m., To enter/exit, cross course at Belmont Blvd & Paris, Belmont Blvd & Cedar, Granny White & Clifton, Lealand & Gale Ln, 12th Ave S & Paris, or Wedgewood & 14th, or Wegewood & 15th. Or, park outside the route & walk to destination

The Gulch: Closed 545-11:40 a.m. For access, park outside the route & walk to destination. Northbound access lane on 11th from Pine to overpass for condo garages. Northbound access lane on 11th from Eleven North exit to turn right onto Charlotte Ave.

Rosa Parks Blvd: Closed 5:45 a.m.-12 p.m. North & southbound lane open to traffic from Garfield to Monroe Streets

Metrocenter: Closed 5:45 a.m.-12 p.m. To reach locations north of Rosa Parks, take Jefferson St exit off I-24, turn right on 3rd Ave which brings you into Metrocenter. Or approach from Clarksville Hwy. Eastbound Vantage Way, northbound Great Circle Rd & southbound Athens Way open to traffic. Southbound Rosa Parks from Athens Way to Vantage Way open to traffic.

Bicentennial Park, James Robertson Pkwy, Union, & Woodland St Bridge: Closed 5:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. For access, park off the route & walk to destination

East Nashville: Closed 5:45 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. TO ENTER: Take Spring Street/Ellington Pkwy exit off I-24, stay left & turn left on Main St. Turn right on Forrest, right on 11th to reach Five Points. To exit: Take 14th St north, turn left on Forrest Ave, left on Main, right on Spring to I-24. Cross course at Woodland & 6th or 9th; also at Shelby Ave & 5th. Northbound 5th open from Crutcher to Shelby Ave.

Shelby Park, Davidson & S. 5th St: Closed 5:45 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Follow directions above for East Nashville. Park off the route & walk to destination.

Nissan Stadium: Closed Thursday 6 a.m. to Sunday 8 p.m. Russell & S. 1st St closed for finish build from Thursday through KiDS Rock race on Sunday. Access maintained for Juvenile Justice Ctr.

View the interactive map below to see all road closures:


Marathon – 6 hours

Half Marathon – 4 hours

5K – 1 Hour

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