2023 Road Closure and Detour information will be posted closer to race day.

Course Detours

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To ensure the safety of the runners traversing the city streets, there will be ongoing detours on the morning of Sunday, March 20th 2022 between 6:00 am – 3pm. Below is a guide detailing the detour plan. Note that some blocks will be impossible to safely exit in your vehicle while runners are in the area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The purpose of these detours is to re-route motorists out of your area to the closest freeway. While drivers may not be heading in the desired direction at first, they may need to go down one freeway exit to turn around and return in their desired direction to their final destination.

Please plan in advance to minimize any inconvenience. Take a moment to review the detours in advance – the usual route out of your neighborhood may be blocked.

Certain destinations to note during the race:

Race Operations Center and Celebration Village: Snow Park at 20th St and Lakeside Drive will be the race start and 19th and Harrison will be the finish line this year. Setup for the race will take place on Saturday, March 19th. Harrison street will be closed starting Saturday.  20th St at Harrison will be closed starting at 9pm March 19th and 19th and Harrison will be closed at 6pm that night. Check the detail street closure announcement for complete list of street closures and times.

Oakland Ice Center patrons: Martin Luther King, Jr. Way from 8th to 12th Street from 7:30am to 11am until the runners pass. Patrons should use the freeway I-980 (either northbound or southbound direction) to come up 17th Street, then take a left on Jefferson and a right on 18th Street to get to the free parking lot across from the Ice Center. Police will allow cars to occasionally cross MLK, Jr. Way and San Pablo Ave. when safe.

Lake Chalet restaurant: Lake Chalet will be operating their standard 10:00am brunch service on race day. The runners will race by their location from 7:45am until 1:15pm cutting off their parking lot. Best to come up Oak Street from Highway 980 and find street parking before 14th Street.

Jack London Square: Runners will be on 3rd Street from Webster to Mandela Parkway from 7:30am to 12:00pm cutting off regular access to Jack London Square. From I- 880 south, get off at Jackson Street exit, take a left on 2nd St and then left on Broadway and into the Square.

Fairyland: Children’s Fairyland will be open regular hours on race day. Runners will be off of Bellevue by 10:30am.

Cathedral of Christ the Light: To get to the cathedral garage entrance on Grand Avenue, from I-580, come down Harrison Street, left on 23rd, left on Valdez, and left on Grand to the garage entrance.

Kaiser Hospital at West MacArthur and Broadway         

Approach the hospital from the east (the Piedmont Avenue side) Northbound Broadway will remain open for the entire day.  Come up Broadway to the Kaiser parking lot.  For ambulances, the Emergency department can be accessed from the Piedmont Avenue.

Lakeside neighborhood (19th & Webster)

If you live east of Webster and south of 19th St, after 7:30am, head up Franklin Street, turn right up northbound Broadway, right on 23rd St, left on Harrison heading to I-580.

East of Lakeshore (Cleveland Heights neighborhood)

Head up Park Blvd. to I-580.

West of Broadway – above 21st Street (Uptown and KONO)

Head up Telegraph to I-24 or I-580 (You will not be able to cross Broadway until after 1:00pm)

East of Broadway – above 20th Street

Broadway northbound will remain open all day. (You will not be able to cross Broadway until after 1:00pm)

Motorists may report traffic concerns related to the Oakland Marathon by calling Jim MacIlvaine at (510) 238-2933 or via e-mail to [email protected].

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Street Closures

Street Closures planned for Oakland Running Festival on Sunday, March 20th

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland today announced the temporary street closures and parking restrictions in effect for the Oakland Running Festival which takes place on Sunday, March 20th, 2022. The 26.2 mile marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. from Harrison and 19th (Snow Park) In addition to much of downtown, the marathon course will take runners through Jack London Square, West Oakland, Emeryville, and Telegraph North Oakland. Some 8,000 runners are expected for Sunday’s marathon, half-marathon, 10k, 5K run. To educate the public about road closures, an interactive map at www.oaklandmarathon.com shows the marathon’s course and detours drivers can use on Sunday.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and either time their travel to avoid street closures or seek alternative routes using the online map. All highway and interstate routes will remain open throughout the marathon.

Transit users should note that BART will not be impacted by course closures. AC Transit will have temporary signage up directing riders to alternative stops for impacted routes. During Sunday’s marathon, streets throughout Oakland will be impacted by the race. Festival organizers have planned carefully to lessen the impact on auto traffic will ensuring runner safety. The Oakland Police Department will issue temporary lane closures and traffic restrictions as runners make their way along the course.

Motorists should use special caution and look out for both pedestrians and changes in traffic patterns. All parking restrictions will be strictly enforced and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and/or towed.

Motorists that park on the streets listed below will have difficulty moving their vehicles until after runners have passed and the street has been reopened by the Oakland Police.

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, March 20th, 2022, at the various times indicated as the marathon progresses:

The following streets will be closed in both directions:

Harrison St from 19th to 20th St (5 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

19th St from Lakeside to Harrison (5 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Washington Street from 10th St to 3rd (7 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Telegraph Avenue between 14th and 20th streets (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Lakeside Drive between 1st Ave/14th st and 19th St (5 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
El Embarcadero from Grand to Lakeshore avenues (5 a.m. – 10 a.m.)

Bellevue from Bay to Grand (5a.m. – 10 a.m)

Partial road closures in direction noted (N/B=northbound, E/B=eastbound, S/B=southbound, W/B=westbound):

Broadway (S/B Only) between 20th St and 45th St (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)  (northbound open all day)

Grand Ave (E/B) between Harrison and Bellevue Ave (5 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)

Bellevue Ave within Lakeside Park ((6 a.m. – 10 a.m.)

Lakeshore Ave (S/B) between MacArthur and E 14th St (5 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) (northbound open all day)

International Ave (E/B) between 1st Ave and 6th Ave (5 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

6th Ave from International to E 10th St (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

10th Street (W/B) from 5th Avenue to Harrison (7 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Harrison from 10th St to 12th St (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

12th St from Harrison to Clay (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Clay St from 12th St to 10th St (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Washington from 10th St to 3rd St (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

3rd Street (W/B) between Washington and Mandela Parkway (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Mandela Parkway from 3rd St to 7th St (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

7th Street (E/B Only) Mandela Parkway to MLK Jr Way (7 a.m.-11 a.m.)

MLK Jr Way (S/B) from 7th St to 20th St (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

20th Street from MLK Jr Way to Broadway (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

14th St (W/B) from Broadway to Oak (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

5k and Half-Marathon partial road closures in direction noted:

Lakeside Drive between 1st Ave to Oak St (5a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) – 5k only

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