Published : Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 6:30 AM
Thousands of registered athletes will take to the streets of Pasadena this morning in support of hundreds of charities, including the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House today.
The runners will pass local landmarks such as Caltech, the Colorado Street Bridge, Old Pasadena and finishing at the world-famous Rose Bowl.
“Considering the marquee course and epic finish at the 50-yard line of the Rose Bowl, it’s no wonder this event sold out again this year,” said Murphy Reinschreiber, Chief Operating Office of Conqur Endurance Group.
Reinschreiber’s group estimates about 10,600 runners will participate today.
Numerous Pasadena streets will be closed between 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. (until 12:30 p.m. around the Rose Bowl). Bus routes will be affected. For street closures, click here. For bus route changes, click here
The Rose Bowl Rush Kids Run also returns to the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K. Over 200 children between the ages of three and eight will take their mark for the fun-filled 400-meter dash, finishing on the field of the Rose Bowl.
“We are grateful for our continued partnership with the Pasadena Half Marathon,” said Elizabeth Dever, House Director, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. “We are only able to keep families close during their toughest times through the support and generosity of the community.”
All charitable proceeds will benefit The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, a community supported housing facility for families facing the most difficult life challenges: the illness of a child.
At the Rose Bowl, recreational activity was set to be closed beginning at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The Equestrian Loop will remain open at all times.
Parking restrictions and prohibitions will apply, including temporary tow-away zones.
To receive assistance on Sunday, January 20th, please contact the CONQUR Endurance Community Hotline at (213) 542-3000.