The 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, January 15, 2017, rain or shine. Thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers are expected to participate in the 13.1-mile event, which encompasses various streets in Anaheim and Garden Grove. Streets affected will experience temporary road closures between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Please note the following estimated road closures in Garden Grove. Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly.
- Harbor Boulevard (5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.): restricted access between Katella and Chapman Avenues.
- Chapman Avenue (5:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.): closed eastbound between Euclid Street and Harbor Boulevard. Westbound lanes will be open.
- Euclid Street (5:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.): closed between Chapman Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
- At the intersection of Lampson Avenue and Euclid Street, from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., there will be a soft closure, which will allow cars to cross the street when opportunities present themselves.
- Main Street (5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.): restricted access between College Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
- Acacia Parkway (5:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.): closed between Grove Avenue and Euclid Street.
- Stanford Avenue (5:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.): closed eastbound between 9th and Euclid Streets. Westbound lanes will be open.
- 9th Street (5:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.): closed between Stanford Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
- Garden Grove Boulevard (5:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.): closed westbound between 9th Street and Harbor Boulevard. Eastbound lanes will be open. Additionally, westbound Garden Grove Boulevard will have restricted access between Euclid Street and Century Boulevard.
The Garden Grove Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be onsite during closure times to direct traffic and suggest alternate routes. Residents and businesses in the affected areas have received prior notice.
Spectators dressed in cosplay and street performers will be cheering the runners on in several specified locations. Approximate locations are: corner of Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue; Chapman Avenue and 9th Street; Euclid Street and Lampson Avenue; Euclid Street and Stanford Avenue; and Garden Grove Boulevard and West Street. The community is invited to cheer on the runners as they travel down Garden Grove’s main thoroughfares.
The Star Wars Half Marathon runs in conjunction with Disneyland Resort’s 3rd annual Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side, hosted by runDisney.
For more information on the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side, visit runDisney's Star Wars Half Marathon online.
For more information on Garden Grove street closures, contact the Garden Grove Police Department Traffic Unit at (714) 741-5898.