11th annual event

Road closures Saturday because of Mesa Marathon

Posted 1/31/23

The 11th annual Mesa Marathon will return to Mesa on Saturday, Feb. 4.

The race presented by Mountain Vista Medical Center has a new finish line ending at Riverview Park this year, bringing some …

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11th annual event

Road closures Saturday because of Mesa Marathon

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The 11th annual Mesa Marathon will return to Mesa on Saturday, Feb. 4.

The race presented by Mountain Vista Medical Center has a new finish line ending at Riverview Park this year, bringing some additional changes for the last mile of the course, according to a release.

To help residents with these changes and to plan ahead, Mesa’s Transportation Department offers one-on-one route planning assistance the week before the race and on race day.

Call 480-644-4882 or email barricade@mesaaz.gov and the City’s temporary traffic control team will provide customized one-on-one reroute recommendations. Additionally, Mesa has an interactive detour map to help residents navigate the route closures, at gis.mesaaz.gov/mesamarathon.

Founded in 2012, the Mesa Marathon includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and a Kids 1K Fun Run. The race is USA Track & Field sanctioned and is certified as a Boston Qualifier, with one of the world’s largest percentages of Boston Qualifiers, the release states.

The marathon, half marathon and the 10k all start at 6:30 a.m. and share a finish line at Riverview Park. The Kids 1K Fun Run will start at 12 p.m.

There will be major road closures planned from 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Roads will reopen at 2 p.m. or as crews complete clean up.

Valley Metro bus service will also experience temporary detours on race day for the following routes: 30, 96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, The Fiesta Buzz, and the Downtown Buzz. Please visit valleymetro.org or call 602-253-5000 for more transit information. 

For more information about the event or to register, go to mesamarathon.com.

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