PHOENIX—Many bus routes in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe and light rail service in Phoenix will be affected when the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon rolls into town on Sunday, Jan. 18.
The marathon begins at 15th Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix. The State Capitol area will be shut down at 4 a.m.with the majority of the event road closures occurring between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Over 30,000 runners are expected to run the race through the streets of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. The race routes will be lined with live bands, about 5,000 volunteers and spectators.
The event significantly impacts the area east of 7th Avenue and south of Camelback Road. Riders are strongly advised to consult www.valleymetro.org or call customer service at 602-253-5000 for route detour updates, and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations.
Bus service in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe will be disrupted from the start of the race until the following times:
Phoenix—approximately 1 p.m.
Scottsdale—approximately 3 p.m.
Tempe—approximately 4 p.m.
List of Bus Routes affected on Sunday, Jan. 18
Routes 0, 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 29, 32, 39, 41, 44, 50, 56, 60, 66, 70, 72, 81, Orbit Earth
METRO light rail service will also be affected by Sunday’s event.
Beginning with the start of service until approximately 10 a.m., METRO light rail will not provide service from Roosevelt/Central Avenue to 19th Avenue/Montebello. Regular service hours and additional trains to support event patrons will be provided to the rest of the line from Central Station to Main/Sycamore. The entire line will become operational with the clearing of the marathon.
For more information, visit www.valleymetro.org or call customer service at 602-253-5000 for updated information on route detours.
Valley Metro/RPTA is an organization of 15 local governments that provides or funds transit services to citizens in the greater Phoenix metropolitan and surrounding areas. For more information about Valley Metro public transit services, call Transit Information at (602) 253-5000; for callers with TTY (602) 261-8208; or visit the Valley Metro website at www.ValleyMetro.org.