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Free Rides for Marathoners on Race Day; Detours and Rail Interruptions Also Planned
News Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Finish Line

Give those running shoes a break. On Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, rides on METRORail will be FREE for both half and full marathon participants wearing an official race bib. METRORail's Museum District Station and Hermann Park/Rice U Station offer close proximity to the marathon route while Convention District Station is located just blocks from the finish line near the George R. Brown Convention Center.

METRO is also the easiest way for spectators and supporters to catch runners at half-way points. Tickets are $1.25 and you can transfer for up to three hours at no additional charge. In addition to using a METRO Q Fare card, riders can purchase tickets via smartphone with METRO's Q Mobile Ticketing app or from ticket vending machines located on METRORail platforms.


To make way for the event, METRO will implement bus detours along the race route beginning at midnight on Thursday, Jan. 17.  For a complete list of detours and affected transit routes click here.

On Sunday, Jan. 20, rail service will also be suspended between Preston Station northbound platform and UH Downtown Station from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. and at both Main Street Square Station platforms from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information, please call METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000.

Rail Service Interruption Map

Click map for more information.

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