What are the first signs of spring in St. Louis? The white flowers of Bradford Pear trees? Cardinals baseball? Don’t forget about one of biggest signs – the Go! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, 2011.
Plan on going to the races? MetroLink, due to its own right-of-way, is an excellent way to avoid traffic, parking, and traffic reroute hassles. Grand MetroLink Station remains closed until Monday, April 11. No service disruptions are scheduled for this weekend, and several I-64 exit ramps will be closed in downtown St. Louis for the marathon.
Several race courses for the event (marathon, half-marathon, and 5K Walk) go from downtown St. Louis up midtown to Clayton with thousands of active participants. Vehicular traffic as well as many MetroBus routes will be rerouted to accommodate the race day festivities. Please check the below list and click on your bus route to view any reroutes for Sunday, April 9:
#1 Gold, #2 Red, #3 Forest Park Trolley, #4 Natural Bridge,
#8 Bates-Morganford, #10 Gravois Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #13 Union,
#16 City Limits, #18 Taylor, #30 Soulard
#32 M.L.King-Chouteau, #40 Broadway
#41 Lee, #42 Sarah, #70 Grand
#73 Carondelet, #74 Florissant, #90 Hampton
#94 Page, #95 Kingshighway, #97 Delmar, Part 1 & Part 2
For all race participants, good luck and safe travels!