Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Takes Over Downtown Nashville

Posted at 5:43 PM, Apr 28, 2017

Several Nashville roads will be closed as early as 3 o'clock Saturday morning, making way for thousands of runners in the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon.

Tennessee's largest road race has returned to Music City for its 18th year. The expo began at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Music City Center.

Police and race officials will block off major downtown roads like Demonbreun Street, Jefferson Street, and 12th Avenue South by 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Broadway will, however, close much earlier at 3 a.m.

More Info:
Full Course Map
Full List Of Road Closures

Friday kicked of the second day of the health and fitness expo, which will be followed by several events throughout the weekend including the race and multiple concerts along the way.

More Info:
Marathon Entertainment

Health & Fitness Expo - Day 2

Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information and interactive displays.

Date: April 27 – 28, 2017
Location: Nashville Music City Center, Halls C & D (map)
Expo Hours:
Thursday, April 27: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, April 28: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Directions: For directions, please visit the Nashville Music City Center website
Free and open to the public

Half Marathon

Saturday: 6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Start Line: 8th Ave & Broadway
Finish Line: Nissan Stadium


Saturday: 6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Start Line: 8th Ave & Broadway
Finish Line: Nissan Stadium


Saturday: 6:15 AM – 2:00 PM
Start Line: Downtown Nashville on Demonbreun St. (West of 6th Street)
Finish Line: Nissan Stadium

Kids Rock Nashville

Sunday: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Start & Finish Lines: Nissan Stadium