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October 11, 2017

Take Metro to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on October 14 and 15

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races are scheduled to take place in St. Louis on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, and Metro is an easy and convenient way for race participants and spectators to get to and from all of the events without worrying about parking or navigating around road closures in midtown, downtown and south St. Louis.

Participants can park at any one of the 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri or Illinois, purchase a round-trip ticket, and take MetroLink to the race areas in downtown St. Louis. On Saturday, October 14, passengers should ride MetroLink to the Civic Center Transit Center or 8th & Pine MetroLink Station, which are both just a few blocks away from the 5K starting line at Market and 13th Street. On Sunday, October 15, participants should ride MetroLink to the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station, which is a few blocks northeast of the 10K and Half Marathon starting lines at Market and 10th Street. MetroBus is another option for race-goers, with 19 MetroBus routes serving the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

MetroBus Reroutes

Street closures due to the weekend race events will impact some MetroBus routes this weekend with reroutes occurring as early as 1 p.m. on Friday, October 13. MetroBus riders should allow extra time for their weekend commutes if their weekend trips involve one of the detoured routes. The following MetroBus routes will be impacted:

MetroBus Reroutes: Friday, October 13 beginning at 1 p.m.
• #4 Natural Bridge
• #11 Chippewa
• #94 Page
• #96 Market Street Shuttle
• #58X Twin Oaks Express (PM Only)
• #410X Eureka Express (PM Only)

MetroBus Reroutes – Saturday, October 14
• #4 Natural Bridge
• #10 Gravois-Lindell
• #11 Chippewa
• #19 St. Louis Ave.
• #32 ML King
• #40 N. Broadway
• #41 Lee
• #74 Florissant
• #94 Page
• #96 Market Street Shuttle
NOTE: #96 Market Street Shuttle will not serve the Civic Center Transit Center before 9:30 a.m.
• #97 Delmar
• #99 Downtown Trolley

MetroBus Reroutes – Sunday, October 15
• #4 Natural Bridge
• #8 Bates-Morganford
NOTE: From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., the #8 Bates-Morganford will operate on a shuttle loop from 18th & Clark Streets, to Park Ave. at Grand Blvd., and Shenandoah at Thurman Ave. The route will not serve the Central West End Transit Center.
• #10 Gravois-Lindell
• #11 Chippewa
• #14 Botanical Gardens
• #19 St. Louis Ave.
• #31 Chouteau
• #32 ML King
• #40 N. Broadway
• #41 Lee
• #42 Sarah
• #70 Grand
• #73 Carondelet
• #74 Florissant
• #80 Park-Shaw
NOTE: From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., the #80 Park-Shaw will operate on a shuttle loop from 18th & Clark Streets, to Park Ave. at Grand Blvd. and Shenandoah at Thurman Ave. The route will not serve the Central West End Transit Center.

• #94 Page
• #96 Market Street Shuttle
NOTE: #96 Market Street Shuttle will not serve the Civic Center Transit Center before 9:30 a.m.
• #97 Delmar
• #99 Downtown Trolley

MetroBus passengers are strongly encouraged to visit the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org for more information about potential detours to their MetroBus routes, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for details on reroutes. They can also plan their trips to the Rock ‘n’ Roll races this weekend by downloading the Metro On the Go app to their mobile devices or using the Trip Planner at metrostlouis.org.

Updates on MetroBus and MetroLink operations can be found at metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section.

About Metro
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 83 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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