Oakland Marathon detours schedule:

To ensure the safety of the runners traversing the city streets, there will be ongoing detours on the morning of Sunday, March 23 between 7am - 3pm. Below is a guide detailing the detour and street closure schedule. 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 a 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.

The following freeway off-ramps will be CLOSED during the marathon:

Eastbound Highway 24 @ Broadway
Southbound Highway 13 @ Park Blvd.

Certain destinations to note during the race:

Race Operations Center and Celebration Village: Snow Park at 19th & Harrison will be used for the start/finish line this year. To setup for the race, on Saturday, March 22, Harrison St. from 20th to 19th and 19th St. from Alice to Harrison will be closed to through traffic. These streets will remain closed throughout the race on Sunday, March 23 until at least 9:00pm that night to accommodate clearing of race operations.

Oakland Ice Center patrons: Note that Martin Luther King, Jr. Way will be blocked from 19th to 12th Street from 7:45am to 10:00am until the half-marathon runners pass. (this will delay patrons coming up from I-980 - plan accordingly) The multi-story Rotunda garage on 17th Street between San Pablo and Telegraph will be open for business on race day beginning at 8:00am.

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 9:45am until 3:00pm cutting off their parking lot. The restaurant will offer a valet service for patron’s vehicles on Lakeside across the street from their location.(next to the Scottish Rite Temple) Stay in the left hand lane of Lakeside from 14th Street and look for the valet stand just before the pedestrian crosswalk.

Jack London Square: Runners will be on 3rd Street from Webster to Adeline from 9:00am to 1:00pm cutting off regular access to Jack London Square. Best to get off at Jackson Street off of Highway 880 and come into the Square from the east. (see detour #8 for details)

Kaiser Center parking garage at 20th & Harrison: ($10.00 flat rate for day)
Until 9:15am: From Highway 580 to Harrison St. exit, come down Harrison, turn into Kaiser Center garage.
Between 9:15am – 10:00am: From Highway 980 take the 17th St exit, left at Castro (Chevron Station) Follow Castro, right on 23rd, right on Webster, left on 20th into Kaiser Center garage.
After 10:00am: (slightly shorter route) From Highway 980 take the 17th St. exit, left on Castro (Chevron Station) Follow Castro, right on West Grand, right on Webster, left on 20th into Kaiser Center garage.

Fairyland: Children’s Fairyland will be open regular hours on race day and Bellevue Avenue will be open for vehicle traffic. To access Bellevue during the race, vehicles will need to come from the Highway 580/Grand Lake Theater side of Grand Avenue. Harrison Street will be closed to traffic

Cathedral of Christ the Light: Until 9:15am: From Highway 580 take Harrison St. exit, come down Harrison, turn left on Grand Avenue into the church parking lot.
After 9:15am: From Highway 980 take the 17th St exit, left at Castro (Chevron Station) Follow Castro, right on 23rd, right on Webster, left on West Grand, and right into the church parking lot.

Peralta Hacienda: The race will come down Coolidge and will be closed to traffic from 8:15am to 11:45am. Peralta Hacienda will be accessible from 35th Avenue.

Fruitvale BART station: Runners will be coming down Coolidge and turning on International from 8:35am – 12noon making it difficult to get to the Fruitvale BART station. Best bet is to approach the station from 35th Avenue side.

Greek Cathedral of the Ascension or the Mormon Temple: see detour #6

Detours: Click on the number above to coorespond with the Detour below.

Detour #1: Marathon miles 2 to 4: Temescal district

Before 9am: Up Broadway, right on Pleasant Valley, merge onto Grand Ave, right on Oakland Ave., right on Bayo Vista Ave., left on Harrison to I-580 westbound.

After 9am: Runners will have cleared the area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #2: Marathon miles 4, 5 & 6: Broadway Terrace area

Before 9:15am: Coming up Broadway Terrace vehicles will be redirected onto Highway 13 southbound. Either continue southbound or exit Thornhill/Moraga and return to Highway 13 northbound to Highway 24 or I-580.

Before 9:15am:
Coming up Broadway Terrace vehicles will be redirected onto Highway 13 southbound. Either continue southbound or exit Thornhill/Moraga and return to Highway 13 northbound to Highway 24 or I-580.

Of special note: When coming off Highway 13 southbound at Broadway Terrace, vehicles will be redirected to the right down Broadway Terrace.

After 9:15am: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #3: Marathon miles 7 & 8: Montclair – north of Thornhill, Cabot and Colton

8am to 9:30am: Coming down Thornhill, Cabot or Colton, take right on Mountain, left on Broadway Terrace (be aware: runners will be on the other side heading toward you) Vehicles will be redirected onto Highway 13 northbound. If needed, exit at Highway 24 to return to Highway 13 southbound. Use this detour to get to other end of Montclair Village, exit at Joaquin Miller/Lincoln exit, left over 13, left on Mountain to return to Village.

8am to 9:30am
: Coming down Thornhill, Cabot or Colton, take right on Mountain, left on Broadway Terrace (be aware: runners will be on the other side heading toward you) Vehicles will be redirected onto Highway 13 northbound. If needed, exit at Highway 24 to return to Highway 13 southbound. Use this detour to get to other end of Montclair Village, exit at Joaquin Miller/Lincoln exit, left over 13, left on Mountain to return to Village.

Of special note: The only way to go up Thornhill is to approach from the south side of Montclair Village on Mountain Blvd, then take right on Thornhill (at the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Center).

After 9:45am: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #4: Marathon miles 8 + 9 Montclair – north of Shepherd Canyon

From 8am to 10:15am: Come down Shepherd Canyon or Snake, take right on Mountain through Montclair Village (be aware - runners will be heading toward you on Mountain) Keep heading on Mountain, take left on Broadway Terrace (note: runners will be heading toward you on Broadway Terrace) to Highway 13 northbound. Exit on 24 to return to 13 southbound, if desired.

After 10:15am: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #5: Marathon miles 8 + 9: Piedmont

From 8:00am to 10:15am:
To get to Montclair Village, head up Moraga to Highway 13 southbound, exit at Joaquin Miller/Lincoln, take left over Highway 13, left on Mountain Blvd. to return to Village. Or take a left back to get on Highway 13 northbound to get to Highway 24 or
I-580.

Of special note: Vehicles coming from the Piedmont side of La Salle will need to turn right on Estates to Park Blvd. and then down to I-580 OR left on Estates to Moraga.

After 10:15am: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #6: Marathon miles 9, 10 and 11: east of Park Blvd

From 8:25am to 10:45am: Travel down Park Blvd, get on I-580 eastbound at Beaumont Ave. To travel westbound, get on I-580 westbound at Park Blvd.

: Travel down Park Blvd, get on I-580 eastbound at Beaumont Ave. To travel westbound, get on I-580 westbound at Park Blvd.

Of special note:
From 8:00am to 10:15am, Park Blvd. will be closed at Highway 13 to through traffic in both directions. (Parishioners of Zion Lutheran are requested to come up Park Blvd. from Highway I-580)
Vehicles coming down Joaquin Miller will be redirected to take right onto Mountain into Montclair Village or onto Highway 13 northbound. Vehicles will not be able to continue down Lincoln.
For members of the Greek Cathedral of the Ascension or the Mormon Temple, vehicle traffic will be allowed down Joaquin Miller and into the parking lots ONLY. Traffic will be allowed up Lincoln from the east side of MacArthur Blvd.

After 10:45am: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #7: Marathon miles 12, 13 and 14: east of 14th Avenue and north of International

From 8:15am to 11:30am: Vehicles can head up 14th Avenue to Highway I-580 (either eastbound or westbound directions)

Vehicles can head up 14th Avenue to Highway I-580 (either eastbound or westbound directions)

After 11:30am: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #8: Marathon (miles 17 + 18) and Half Marathon (mile 4 + 5): Waterfront Warehouse district

From 8:45am to 12:30pm:

If you live east of Webster and south of 10th, I-880 in both directions is available for traffic via Jackson.

If you live west of Webster, you can access I-880 from Broadway. The Webster tube will be available on race day

After 12:30pm: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #9: Marathon (mile 17) and Half Marathon (mile 4 & 5): Alameda residents – Posey Tube

From 8:45am to 12:30pm: Come out of Posey Tube/Harrison St, turn right on 7th, right on Jackson, right onto I-880 northbound. If you want to go southbound, get on I-880 at 5th and Madison.

: Come out of Posey Tube/Harrison St, turn right on 7th, right on Jackson, right onto I-880 northbound. If you want to go southbound, get on I-880 at 5th and Madison.

After 12:30pm: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour #10: Marathon (miles 17 + 18) and Half Marathon (mile 5 + 6): Chinatown and getting into Alameda

From 8:45am to 12:40pm: To travel southbound, take 8th Street, left on Broadway, follow signs to I-880 southbound or Webster Street tube to Alameda. Or to get northbound, 8th Street, right on Castro, left onto I-980 eastbound

To travel southbound, take 8th Street, left on Broadway, follow signs to I-880 southbound or Webster Street tube to Alameda. Or to get northbound, 8th Street, right on Castro, left onto I-980 eastbound

After 12:45pm: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic

Detour #11: Marathon (miles 19, 20, 21) and Half Marathon (miles 6 + 7): East of Mandela Parkway in West Oakland

From 9:00am to 1:45pm: Northbound Mandela Parkway (toward Emeryville) will be closed to traffic. Get to West Grand, take a right on Brush to I-980. Either continue straight onto I-980 westbound toward I-880 southbound. (on-ramp entrance at 16th Street) Or take a left on 17th Street, left on Castro to I-980 eastbound toward Highway 24 and I-580.

Northbound Mandela Parkway (toward Emeryville) will be closed to traffic. Get to West Grand, take a right on Brush to I-980. Either continue straight onto I-980 westbound toward I-880 southbound. (on-ramp entrance at 16th Street) Or take a left on 17th Street, left on Castro to I-980 eastbound toward Highway 24 and I-580.

After 1:45pm: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic
Detour #12: Marathon (miles 20 + 21) and Half Marathon (miles 7 + 8): West of Mandela Parkway in West Oakland

Detour #12: Marathon (miles 19,20,21) and Half Marathon (miles 6 +7 )West of Mandela Parkway in West Oakland
From 9:00am to 1:45pm: Take a right on Wood Street northbound, left on West Grand. Follows signs to 80 Eastbound. In about a mile, 80 will split into 580, 24 and 980/880

After 1:45pm: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic

Detour #13: Marathon (mile 26) and Half Marathon (mile 13): west side of Lake Merrit and Uptown

Of special note: This route is not available from 9:15am until 10:00am until the half marathon runners clear Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

: This route is not available from 9:15am until 10:00am until the half marathon runners clear Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

From 8:00am – 9:40am: North of 19th Street: Head up Franklin, right on 21st, left on Harrison, left on West Grand, right on Broadway, left on 23rd, stay on 23rd past Martin Luther King (under freeway), soft left at San Pablo to Brush St., stay on Brush to I-980. Either continue straight onto I-980 westbound toward I- 880 southbound (on-ramp entrance at 16th Street) Or take a left on 17th, left on Castro to I-980 eastbound toward Highway 24 and I-580.

From 10:00am to 3:00pm: South of 19th Street, east of Harrison: Take Alice, Jackson or Madison away from 19th St., right on 12th St., cross Broadway, right on Castro to I-980 westbound toward I-880 southbound. Or to get to I-880 southbound, turn left on Broadway, follow signs to I-880 southbound.

After 3:00pm: Runners will have cleared area; streets will be reopened to normal traffic.

Detour 14: Marathon (mile 2, 23) and Half Marathon (mile 10): Adams Point, Broadway Auto Row and Pill Hill

From 7:30 am - 8:15am
: Northbound Broadway will be closed.
East of Broadway: Take Harrison northbound. Stay right at the split to Oakland, then left onto Santa Clara, then left onto Harrison. Access to I580 in both directions is available there.
West of Broadway: Take Broadway southbound to 27th. Make a right on West Grand. Follow signs to I980 North and South.

From 9:20 am to 2:30 pm: Telegraph between 27th and 30th to be closed (Only local traffic will be allowed on 27th between Telegraph and Broadway).

North of 27th: Take West MacArthur to Harrison and make a right. OR Make a left onto 29th, left onto Oakland, then left onto Santa Clara, then left onto Harrison. Access to I580 in both directions is available there.
South of 27th: Take Telegraph, left on 27th. Follow signs for I980 North and South.

Motorists may report traffic concerns related to the Oakland Running Festival by calling Jim MacIlvaine at (510) 238-2933 or via e-mail to jimmac@oaklandnet.com