April 25, 2024

RIDE ON Metro to this Weekend’s Greater St. Louis Marathon

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Thousands of runners, walkers, families, spectators and other visitors from throughout the bi-state region are gearing up for the various race events and festivities of this year’s Greater St. Louis Marathon. Whether you’re a runner or planning to cheer on a friend, Metro Transit can get you closer to all the action while avoiding traffic, street closures, and the woes of downtown parking.

The starting line for all of the races is on Market Street, near Union Station and Stifel Theatre which makes MetroLink a great option to get to the race.

Marathon participants can park their vehicles for free at any one of 21 Metro Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, purchase a round-trip MetroLink ticket for just $5 and ride to the Union Station or Civic Center MetroLink Station, which are both just south of Market Street and the race starting line.

*Metro tip: save time and get your tickets in advance by using Transit app to purchase the mobile fare on your phone.

The Greater St. Louis Marathon’s full marathon, half-marathon, relay and 10K races all begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. There are planned road cloasures throughout the City of St. Louis which includes five interstate exit closures and more than 30 road closures that will be in place all day Saturday to accommodate the marathon and other race events.

RIDER ALERT : April 27 MetroBus and Shuttle Reroutes

Street and lane closures for the Greater St. Louis Marathon races and festivities will impact 13 MetroBus routes operating in St. Louis on Saturday, April 27, as well as the 8th & Pine Bus Shuttle that currently serves the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station, which is temporarily closed for construction work. The road closures will be in place starting at 5 a.m. on Saturday, and will remain until the races conclude late Saturday afternoon.

The closures will require the following 13 MetroBus routes to be rerouted:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #19 St. Louis Ave.
  • #30 Arsenal
  • #31 Chouteau
  • #32 Dr. ML King
  • #40 N. Broadway
  • #41 Lee
  • #73 Carondelet
  • #74 Florissant
  • #94 Page
  • #97 Delmar

In addition, on Saturday, April 27 only, the 8th & Pine Shuttle will operate between the Convention Center and 8th & Pine Stations due to the marathon, instead of its normal route between Civic Center and 8th & Pine Stations.

Transit customers should allow more time for their bus commutes on Saturday when the race road closures are in place. The 8th & Pine Shuttle and affected MetroBus routes will return to their normal operations when the marathon races conclude.

For details about specific MetroBus reroutes or for assistance planning your trip to the Greater St. Louis Marathon, please visit MetroStLouis.org/rideralerts/ or contact Metro Transit Information, available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 314.231.2345 or texting 314.207.9786.

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