Make note of road closures for Country Music Marathon

The St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, April 26.

Most road closures and detours along the race routes will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Beginning at 6 a.m., police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course. The races begin at 6:45 a.m., and streets will re-open on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed.

The marathon and half-marathon routes have changed this year. The race has an exciting new start in the heart of downtown, at Broadway and Fourth Avenue. Course changes free West End Avenue and Vanderbilt of road closures and reduce the impact for many businesses and residents in Metrocenter. Still included are Music Row, Belmont Boulevard, 12 South, the Gulch, Metrocenter, Bicentennial Mall, East Nashville and the finish at LP Field. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of traffic controllers.

Spectators are encouraged to line the route to cheer tens of thousands of athletes toward the finish line.

View a course map.