Ann Arbor Marathon Street Closures


  • Main St. from Stadium Blvd. to William:  7:00am to 8:10am
  • Main St. from William to Liberty: 7:00am to 2:30pm
  • Liberty from Main St. to Fifth Ave.: 7:15am to 8:15am
  • Liberty from Fifth Ave to State:  7:15am to 10:30am
  • State from Liberty to North University: 7:15am to 10:35am
  • North University to East University  Pedestrian  Mall:  7:15am to 10:40am
  • Observatory from CCRB Bridge exit to Geddes:  7:15am to 8:00am
  • Geddes from Observatory to Huron Parkway: 7:15am  to 11:15am

ANALYSIS:  Because the marathon is 2 loops this year runners will be on Geddes longer than in the past.  Because both races start at 7:30am this year instead of 6:30am for the marathon and 7:30 for the half last year, Geddes won’t have runners until around 7:45am an hour later than last year. The last runner on the first loop will be off of Geddes around 8:20am. The first runner on the second loop will be back around 9:05am. So there will be about 45 minutes with no runners in the area.

The first two years we have used all of Geddes. This year our plan is to cone the middle of Geddes and only run in the northern/westbound lane. So eastbound Geddes will be open all morning all the way to Huron Parkway. This means that those who live on the south side of Geddes will be able to leave and return to their homes all morning. Clearly those impacted the most by the race are those living on the north side of Geddes. What keeping eastbound Geddes open all morning does is mean whenever there is a gap in the runners these residents will be able to get out, and as noted from about 8:20am to 9:05am there will be no runners. When you get to 16 miles in a marathon there will be very frequent gaps for cars to get out.  To the extent there is a “bubble” of runners on the second loop it will be about 40 minutes from about 9:55 to 10:35.  But, even in the “Bubble” there will likely be gaps—a resident will just have to wait a little longer. So with the coning plan there will only be two time periods when those living north of Geddes will have significant limitations in getting out—7:45 to 8:30 and 9:55 to 10:35.

  • Huron Parkway to East Huron River Drive: 7:30 to 11:30 (Using only  the eastern/northbound lane)
  • East Huron River Drive from Huron Parkway to Dixboro Rd. 7:30am to 11:50am

ANALYSIS: This area is very similar to Geddes. As last year, we only use the northern/westbound lanes of East Huron River Dr. so eastbound is open all morning. Most of the people who live along E. Huron River Dr. live to the south and they are largely not impacted. Unlike Geddes where there are many residents north of Geddes, there are very few residents north of E. Huron River Dr. so impact is far less.  Essentially, the times when there won’t be any runners on E. Huron River Dr., the times when there will be significant limitations getting out for the few residents to the north is the same as Geddes, only about 20 minutes later.

  • Dixboro Rd. to Old Dixboro  Rd. 7:30 to 12:00pm
  • Fuller Rd. to Fuller Ct. to Fuller Rd. to East Medical Center Drive: 8:00am to 12:40pm.

ANALYSIS: We only use the southern/eastbound lane of Fuller Rd. and Fuller Ct. Other than the apartments and houses on Fuller Ct. there are only about 3 houses on Fuller Rd. so impact is minimal. We will do a detailed analysis of the Fuller Ct. area for our flyer we will hand deliver.

  • Fuller Rd. to Huron Parkway to turn around point by Huron Hills Golf Course back to Fuller Rd. using solely the western sidewalk across the river going out and the outer/western southbound lane coming back: 9:30am to 12:15:pm

ANALYSIS: This stretch is only on the second loop of the marathon and was added to accommodate  AATA’s request that we turn on Division on the first loop of the marathon.

  • Washington Heights to Observatory to sidewalk cut back to the CCRB Bridge: 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • North University to South University using the East University Pedestrian Mall: 8:35am to 1:05pm.
  • South University to Tappan to Monroe to State: 8:35am to 1:15pm.
  • State St. from Monroe to William: 8:40am to 1:20pm.
  • William from State to Main: 8:40am to 1:30pm
  • Division from William to Liberty: 8:45am to 10:30am. This is only of the first loop of the marathon to accommodate AATA

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