Ann Arbor Marathon Street Closures

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  • Hill to East University Pedestrian Mall: 7:15 AM to 10:40 AM
  • Observatory from CCRB Bridge exit to Geddes: 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Geddes from Observatory to Huron Parkway: 7:15 AM to 11:30 AM


The half marathon and both loops of our two-loop marathon course are on Geddes. Marathon staff will cone the middle of Geddes, and participants will only run in the westbound/northern lane of Geddes, keeping the eastbound/southbound lane open all morning. The first runner should be on Geddes at approximately 7:45 AM; the last half marathoner and last first-loop marathoner should be off Geddes at Huron Parkway by approximately 8:50 AM. All residents should then have about 15 minutes with no runners by their homes. The first second-loop marathoner should be on Geddes at Observatory by approximately 8:40 AM. Since there are fewer runners in the marathon than in the half marathon, there will be significant gaps between the runners on the second marathon loop. Egress from and ingress to your home should not be significantly impeded after 8:45 AM. The last runner should be off Geddes around 11:30 AM.


  • Huron Parkway to East Huron River Drive: 7:30 AM to 11:40 AM (using onlyΒ  the eastern/northbound lane)
  • East Huron River Drive from Huron Parkway to Dixboro: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Only the northern/westbound lane of East Huron River Drive is used, so southern/eastbound is open all morning. Most of the people who live along East Huron River Drive live to the south and are largely not impacted. There are very few residents north of East Huron River Drive, so impact is minimal. The two times when there will be significant limitations getting out for the few residents to the north of East Huron River Drive are 8:05 AM to 8:50 AM and 10:15 AM to 10:55 AM.


  • Dixboro Road to Old Dixboro Road: 7:30 AM to 12:10 PM
  • Fuller Road to East Medical Center Drive: 8:00 AM to 12:50 PM


Only the southern/eastbound lane of Fuller Road and Fuller Court are used. Other than the apartments and houses on Fuller Court, there are only about three houses on Fuller Road, making race impact minimal.

  • Fuller Road to Huron Parkway to the turn-around point north of Huron Hills Golf Course, then back to Fuller Road using solely the western/southbound lane of Huron Parkway: 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Washington Heights to Observatory to the sidewalk cut-back to the CCRB Bridge: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • North University to South University using the East University Pedestrian Mall: 8:35 AM to 1:05 PM
  • South University to Tappan to Monroe to State: 7:40 AM to 8:45 AM
  • South University from East University to State Street: 7:40 AM to 1:15 PM


15 Responses to “Ann Arbor Marathon Street Closures”

  1. Betsy Hill February 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM #

    Any chance you can make a map of road closures? The list is confusing. Thanks!

    • ana February 25, 2016 at 1:39 PM #

      If you look at the course maps, that will show which roads will be in use for the race. The Street Closures list provides the detailed analysis of each area, including time ranges and egress/ingress information.

  2. Julia Colvin March 23, 2017 at 1:03 PM #

    We really need one map that shows street CLOSURES so we who are not running can figure out how to get to church!

    • ana March 23, 2017 at 4:39 PM #

      Julia, we have just posted a map of downtown-area closures on this page. πŸ™‚

      • Chris March 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM #

        It would be nice to have a bigger map for those of us who have old eyes can read the street names…Thanks! πŸ™‚

        • ana March 27, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

          Hi Chris! This event is h set new management and we chose to use the previously created maps. We will be ordering new maps so that our old eyes can read them, too!

  3. T Johnson March 23, 2017 at 2:27 PM #

    Fuller Road has 3 distinct stretches and I’m trying to understand the impacts.

    1. Start with Fuller from Maiden Lane / Medical Center Road to Bonisteel / Fuller Court. This stretch has 4 or 5 lanes. Eastbound lane is to be closed to cars and open to runners. Will vehicle traffic be limited to one way in the lanes that are open? (I’m wondering about people that need to get to the VA Hospital from the west.)

    2. Fuller Court is a narrow 2 lane road. 1 lane will be closed to vehicular traffic. Cars will only be allowed to travel westbound (towards Fuller / North Campus.

    3. Fuller Road between Fuller Court & Huron Parkway is also a 2 lane road. So is traffic restricted to one way, west bound, as on Fuller Court?

    Thanks for any clarification you can provide!

  4. Kenneth Lieberthal May 11, 2018 at 5:25 PM #

    The race includes both Geddes Road (north of the Huron River) and Geddes Avenue (south of the Huron River) — but the map mistakenly calls both “Geddes Road.” The text explanation also fails to distinguish Geddes Road from Geddes Avenue. I hope you can make the distinction clear for any people who are not familiar with this area. Thank you.

    • Eva May 11, 2018 at 5:52 PM #

      Yes, thank you! We are aware and are working on that edit. We will have a temporary edit up shortly and nicer, cleaner update on Monday!

      • Chris May 16, 2018 at 4:17 PM #

        Has there been an update? This map is still difficult to work out the smaller roads. There is a graduation in Ann Arbor at Hill and being able to know which side streets are open is important.

        • Eva May 16, 2018 at 5:04 PM #

          There will not be any street closures by Hill Auditorium. If you click on the map, it will enlarge. If you have any specific questions, please call 734-585-7101.

  5. Matt May 18, 2018 at 3:29 PM #

    Will this course block access to Ocker Field on State Street? There is a pretty big field hockey tournament there this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

    • Eva May 18, 2018 at 3:36 PM #

      No, it will not, but I don’t recommend heading south on State St. from downtown. The route starts and finishes at Elbel Field heading out and back to the Northeast.

  6. Shannon May 18, 2018 at 4:17 PM #

    Any closures by the hospital cardiovascular center?

    • Eva May 18, 2018 at 4:22 PM #

      No road closures in that area, but there will be runners on the sidewalks by Observatory, Washington Heights, and E. Medical Center Dr.

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