Temporary Anaheim road closures this weekend for Star Wars Half Marathon
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2016) – The city of Anaheim is alerting its residents of temporary road closures this weekend, Jan. 15-17, for the annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend hosted by runDisney. Thousands of guests will converge upon Anaheim from nearby cities, other states and countries, and even from a galaxy far, far away.
Please note the following temporary road closure schedule.* Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly.
Monday, Jan. 11-Monday, Jan. 18
• Disneyland Drive (midnight-6 a.m.) closed nightly between Magic Way to Paradise Way.
Friday, Jan. 15
• Disneyland Drive (midnight-7 a.m.) closed between Katella Avenue and Ball Road.
• Magic Way (3-8 a.m.) closed between Paradise Pier Hotel and Walnut Street
• Ball Road (5-6:30 a.m.) closed eastbound between Cast Place and Disneyland Drive. Westbound lanes open.
Saturday, Jan. 16
• Disneyland Drive (midnight-7:30 a.m.) closed between Katella Avenue and Magic Way.
• Disneyland Drive (3-7:30 a.m.) closed between Ball Road and Magic Way.
• Magic Way (3-10 a.m.) between Disneyland Drive and Walnut Street.
• Ball Road (5-6:30 a.m.) closed eastbound between Cast Place and Disneyland Drive Westbound lanes open.
Sunday, Jan. 17
• Ball Road (5-7 a.m.) closed eastbound between Cast Place and Disneyland Drive. Westbound lanes open.
• Disneyland Drive (midnight-8 a.m.) closed between Paradise Pier Hotel and Magic Way.
• Disneyland Drive (midnight-10 a.m.) closed between Katella Avenue and Paradise Pier Hotel.
• Disneyland Drive (3-8 a.m.) closed between Magic Way and Ball Road.
• Magic Way (3-10 a.m.) closed between Walnut Street and Disneyland Drive.
• Katella Avenue (5:30-10 a.m.) closed westbound between Disneyland Drive and Harbor Boulevard. Eastbound lanes open.
• Harbor Boulevard (5-8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Katella Avenue and Disney Way. Northbound lanes open.
• Harbor Boulevard (5:30-9:45 a.m.) restricted access between Katella and Chapman avenues.
• Chapman Avenue (5:30-9:40 a.m.) closed eastbound between Harbor Boulevard and Euclid Street. Westbound lanes open.
• Euclid Street (5-9 a.m.) closed between Chapman Avenue and Lampson Avenue. Southbound lanes open.
• Main Street (5-9 a.m.) restricted access between Lampson Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
• Acacia Parkway (5:15-9 a.m.) closed between Grove Avenue and Pine Street.
• Stanford Avenue (5-8:45 a.m.) closed eastbound between Ninth Street and Pine Street. Westbound lanes open.
• Ninth Street (5:15-8:45 a.m.) closed between Stanford Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
• Garden Grove Boulevard (5:15-8:45 a.m.) closed westbound between Ninth Street and Harbor Boulevard. Eastbound lanes open.
• Harbor Boulevard (4:30-8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Garden Grove Boulevard and Lampson Avenue. Northbound lanes open.
• Harbor Blvd. (5-8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Lampson and Chapman avenues. Northbound lanes open.
Each year, runDisney hosts four half marathon race weekends in Anaheim, each offering a different course route throughout the city. In addition to this weekend’s Star Wars Half Marathon, the Disneyland Resort is the start and finish lines for the 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon (May 5-8), Disneyland Half Marathon (Sept. 1-4) and the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon (Nov. 10-13) weekends. The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend also includes a health and fitness expo open to the public, featuring merchandise products, apparel and guest speakers at the Disneyland Hotel.
For more information please visit runDisney.com.
*Times are Pacific Standard Times and approximations. Information is subject to change without notice.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 25 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ruth Ruiz, Public Information Officer, City of Anaheim, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile