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We Want Everyone To Have A Great Time At The Marathon...

You've come to the right place to find out traffic, parking and safety information for the 2016 REVEL Canyon City Marathon. The Azusa Police Department welcomes you to our beautiful city. We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe experience while the top athletes compete to qualify for the 2018 Boston City Marathon.

Where Is The Marathon Being Run?

mapintoazusaThe marathon will start at the top of Highway 39 in the San Gabriel Mountains, just south of Highway 2. 

The athletes will run south on Highway 39 to the entrance of the canyon. From there, they will continue running south on Azusa Avenue to 9th Street. They'll make a left turn and head east on 9th Street then south on Palm Drive. From Palm Drive, runners will turn onto Foothill Blvd and finish the race in front of the Azusa Pacific University's West Campus lawn.

*The entire impact time on the city will be between 5 am and 5 pm.

What Time Is The Marathon?

The competitors will start the race at 7 am. However, Highway 39 will be closed at 6:15 am, and all other roadways will be closed at 7 am. We anticipate re-opening all roadways by 1:30 pm, with the exception of Foothill Boulevard, between Alosta Avenue and Citrus Avenue. This small section will remain closed until 5:00 pm.

Where Can Competitors Park?

Full Marathon participants will park in the old drive-in lot at Azusa Pacific University. Access to this parking lot can be made at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Rockvale Avenue.

Half Marathon participants will park in Lots S2, S4, and S6 of Citrus College:

  • S2 Parking Lot - Enter the main campus driveway from Citrus Avenue at Foothill Boulevard, then turn left
  • S6 Parking Lot - Located north of Alosta Avenue, off of Barranca Avenue, north of the shopping center

Directions: Exit the I-210 Freeway at Citrus Avenue. Travel north on Citrus Avenue towards the mountains. If you are running the full marathon, turn west on Alosta Avenue. Continue west to Cerritos Avenue. Turn right into the APU parking lot.

If you are running the half marathon, continue north on Citrus Avenue past Alosta Avenue. Turn east at your fifth traffic light, which will be Foothill Boulevard / Citrus College Entrance. Park in a parking space and check in!

Where Can Spectators Park?

Spectators can park anywhere which is not restricted or prohibited. However, there will be no parking at the following locations:

  • NO PARKING on Azusa/San Gabriel Canyon Road (Highway 39), north of Sierra Madre Avenue
  • NO PARKING on Azusa Avenue, between Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Avenue
  • NO PARKING on Ninth Street between Azusa Avenue and Palm Drive
  • NO PARKING on Foothill Boulevard between Alosta Avenue and Citrus Avenue

If I'm A Resident In The Affected Area, Will I Be Able To Come And Go?

All residents who live in the area north of Ninth Street and east of Azusa Avenue are encouraged to use E. Sierra Madre Avenue to enter and exit their neighborhoods during the event. Residents will not be able to cross Ninth Street or Azusa Avenue.

If you live north of Azusa, in the San Gabriel Mountains, the California Highway Patrol will be providing escort services. Please contact the nearest police officer in the area of Sierra Madre Avenue and Azusa Avenue to obtain further directions.

The Azusa Police Department will be providing escort service to residents who live in the Mountain Cove community. All locations south of Mountain Cove, please follow the directions of police officers posted on the route. Also, be prepared to give yourself an extra 30 minutes lead time, due to the traffic detours.

  • Leaving: Meet the Azusa PD at the south bridge entrance
    Returning: Join the line north of Sierra Madre Avenue and wait for an Azusa PD officer to direct you to your expedited escort line.
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  • Leaving: Meet the police officer at Ranch Road and Azusa Avenue and follow their directions
    Returning: Meet the police officer at Sierra Madre Avenue and San Gabriel Avenue, and follow their instructions
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  • Leaving: Meet the police officer at the south entrance to Mirador Drive, and follow their instructions
    Returning: Meet the police officer at Sierra Madre Avenue and San Gabriel Avenue, and follow their instructions
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  • LeavingMeet the police officer at the north entrance to Canyon Vista Drive, and follow their instructions
    Returning: 
    Meet the police officer at Sierra Madre Avenue and San Gabriel Avenue, and follow their instructions

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  • Leaving Meet the police officer at Ranch Road and Azusa Avenue, and follow their instructions
    Returning: 
    Meet the police officer at Sierra Madre Avenue and San Gabriel Avenue, and follow their instructions
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What About Safety And Security For This Event?

ifyouseeYour safety and security is paramount to the Azusa Police Department. All competitors, spectators, residents and business owners should expect a higher level of both uniformed and plain clothes officers deployed for this event.

Please consider the following:

  • Carry personal items in clear plastic bags. This calms other spectators and enhances the public's safety
  • Do not leave any items unattended. Maintain control of your property at all times.
  • We discourage the use of backpacks, suitcases, and coolers
  • Please do not carry or possess glass or metal cans
  • Please do not wear any costumes, especially those that cover the face
  • There are no flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks or explosives of any kind allowed

The Azusa Police Department will be assisted by the Glendora Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Bell Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department during this event.

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iphone nixle How Can I Stay Informed And Updated?

If you are new to our city or the Azusa Police Department, you should know we are firm believers in keeping our community informed with matters which may impact everyday life.

Our social media team is pretty active on not only this website, but on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Nixle

Regardless of whether you are a spectator, competitor or resident, we have a couple of ways to keep you informed in regards to the race.

Nixle Alert System
You can text the word Revel from your cell phone to 888-777 to be enrolled in our mass notification alert system. 

Twitter
You can follow the Azusa Police Department on Twitter @AzusaPD and the hashtag #RevelAzusa.

 

 


Who Is REVEL?

revel webREVEL is a series of running events that is gaining a broad presence in the running world by distinguishing its races in a number of ways, including its unique courses, emphasis on runner experience, and partnerships with local communities, nonprofit organizations, sponsors, and government agencies.

REVEL races can best be described by two words: Fast & Beautiful. Their events take place in the most beautiful venues available in the areas in which they are held. REVEL races seek to maximize the time the runners spend running in canyons, forests, state or national parks, and so forth. In addition, the downhill nature of REVEL races provides a unique opportunity for runners to achieve personal best times and qualify for exclusive events.

In addition to providing unforgettable experiences for their runners, REVEL races also deliver value to the communities who graciously host their events. Each REVEL race brings significant financial benefits to local economies, provides an opportunity for communities to brand themselves, and creates a healthier and more fitness-friendly community. REVEL Canyon City is proud to donate proceeds from registration fees to the City of Azusa Recreation and Family Services programs.

Visit the REVEL website

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