Rock ’n’ Roll Arizona Marathon 2018 live stream. runners in town for the marathon and other races, not to mention the concerts, traffic is going to be a challenge this weekend. Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon turns 15,
PHOENIX, AZ – Tens of thousands of runners are headed to Phoenix for this weekend’s races and other events. Traffic will be a challenge.The races – from Friday night’s one mile race to the Marathon on Sunday morning – are part of the annual Rock and Roll Marathon series.”We are starting the Rock ‘n’ Roll party early this year with the Friday Night 1 Mile,” said Nathan Kopp, Event Manager.”With the milestone of 15 years running and a new distance, this race weekend is one you won’t want to miss. We invite the entire community to come out for three days of running and to celebrate
A 26.2-mile marathon begins in downtown Phoenix, going north then east through the Biltmore area and into Scottsdale before turning south and finishing in Tempe. The 13.1-mile half marathon starts on University Drive in Tempe, goes north into Scottsdale and through Papago Park to the same finish area on Rio Salado Parkway near Tempe Beach Park. There also is a 10K on Sunday using some of the half marathon course and shorter events Saturday (a new 1-mile was added this year for Friday night).
But for those who are looking to avoid driving in the area, there’s good news: Valley Metro will operate a Sunday schedule for its light rail, which means trains will run every 20 minutes and additional trains will be added at the start and finish of the races.The light rail stations that are closest to the starting line for the full marathon are at Van Buren Street and Central Avenue and Van Buren Street and First Avenue, while the closest stop for the half marathon will be at University Drive and Rural Road.