River Run traffic, road closures, parking info


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Gate River Run will impact traffic throughout the downtown and San Marco areas between 7:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be detours and delays.

To avoid delays and help provide a safe environment for the race participants, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office recommends using alternate routes Saturday morning.

Parking: Pre-race parking will be available at EverBank stadium and nearby garages will be open. In addition, there will be parking available at the Tailgater's Parking lot on the east side of the stadium. Participants should arrive at the sports complex by 6:30 a.m.

Estimated street closure schedule: In preparation of this event, starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, a short section of Gator Bowl Boulevard will be closed to all pedestrian traffic and vehicular traffic from the west entrance of Lot J, extending to the east entrance of EverBank Field. Sections of this road will open after the race begins. Gator Bowl Boulevard from Talleyrand Avenue to Haines Street will remain closed until after the race concludes.

On Race Day: Police will be implementing "a hold and release" traffic pattern along the race route. This is sometimes called "a rolling closure." From approximately 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Ocean Street between Bay Street and Beaver Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. This closure will also extend to the east, from Ocean Street passed the stadium. Essentially, all roads from the Main Street Bridge east to the Stadium and north to Beaver Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for approximately 40 minutes.

Adams Street to Beaver Street will be closed from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity.

Race Day Tips: 

  • Please plan to arrive early. Participants should arrive at the sports complex by 6:30 a.m. on the day of the race.
  • No bicycles will be allowed on either race course.
  • The Mathews Bridge is scheduled to be open on race day.