FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile
ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 12, 2015) The City of Anaheim is alerting its residents of temporary road closures the weekend of Jan. 16-18. Thousands of guests will converge upon Anaheim from nearby cities, other states and countries – and perhaps even from a galaxy far, far away – for the first annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, hosted by runDisney.
Please note the following temporary road closure schedule.* Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly:
MONDAY, JAN. 12 – MONDAY, JAN. 19
· Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 6:00 a.m.) closed nightly between Magic Way to Paradise Way.
FRIDAY, JAN. 16
· Disneyland Dr. (1:00 – 7:30 a.m.) closed between Katella Ave. and Ball Rd.
· Magic Way (3:00 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Hotel and Walnut St.
SATURDAY, JAN. 17
· Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Katella Ave. and Ball Rd.
· Magic Way (3:00 – 8:00 a.m.) between Disneyland Dr. and Walnut St.
· Harbor Blvd (5:00 – 6:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Disney Way and Ball Rd. Northbound lanes open.
· Ball Rd. (5:00 – 6:30 a.m.) closed eastbound between Harbor Blvd. and Disneyland Dr. Westbound lanes open.
SUNDAY, JAN 18
· Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Paradise Pier Hotel and Magic Way.
· Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 10:00 a.m.) closed between Katella Ave. and Magic Way.
· Disneyland Dr. (3:00 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Magic Way and Ball Rd.
· Magic Way (3:00 – 10:00 a.m.) closed between Walnut St. and Disneyland Dr.
· Ball Rd (5:00 – 8:00 a.m.) closed eastbound between Cast Pl. and Disneyland Dr. Westbound lanes open.
· Katella Ave. (5:30 – 10:00 a.m.) closed westbound between Disneyland Dr. and Harbor Blvd. Eastbound lanes open.
· Harbor Blvd. (5:00 – 8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Katella and Disney Way. Northbound lanes open.
· Harbor Blvd. (5:30 – 9:45 a.m.) restricted access between Katella Ave. and Chapman Ave.
· Chapman Ave. (5:30 – 9:40 a.m.) closed eastbound between Harbor Blvd. and Euclid Ave. Westbound lanes open.
· Euclid St. (5:00 – 9:00 a.m.) closed northbound between Chapman Ave. and Lampson. Southbound lanes open.
· Main St. (5:00 – 9:00 a.m.) closed between Lampson and Garden Grove Blvd.
· Acacia Pkwy. (5:15 – 9:00 a.m.) closed between Grove Ave. and Pine St.
· Stanford Ave. (5:00 – 8:45 a.m.) closed eastbound between 9th St. and Pine St. Westbound lanes open.
· 9th St. (5:15 – 8:45 a.m.) closed between Stanford Ave. and Garden Grove Blvd.
· Garden Grove Blvd. (5:15 – 8:45 a.m.) closed westbound between 9th St. and Harbor Blvd. Eastbound lanes open.
· Harbor Blvd. (4:30 – 8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Garden Grove Blvd. and Lampson Ave. Northbound lanes open.
· Harbor Blvd. (5:00 – 8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Lampson Ave. and Chapman Ave. Northbound lanes open.
The Star Wars Half Marathon race route charts a different course from runDisney’s three additional half-marathon weekends in Anaheim: The Tinker Bell Half Marathon (May 7-10), Disneyland Half Marathon (Sept. 4-6) and the Avengers Half Marathon (Nov. 12-15). 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.
For more information on the City of Anaheim please visit anaheim.net.
*Times are Pacific Standard Times and approximations. Information is subject to change without notice.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –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 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 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, including: 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 (LEED Platinum certified Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community which includes the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 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.