RunSedona traffic advisory Feb 5 and 6
Road restrictions and closures
The RunSedona Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K events will be held Feb. 6, 2021, beginning at 8 a.m.
The course begins on Navoti Drive near Bristlecone Pines road, heads eastward to Calle del Sol, enters SR 89A heading east, then turns north onto Dry Creek Road; the half marathon participants will continue further, onto Long Canyon/Boynton Canyon roads. All participants will return via the same route.
BE AWARE. PLAN AHEAD
- Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the RunSedona race course on Dry Creek Road.
- The event will bring thousands of runners and walkers to Sedona, in addition to spectators, family and friends.
- New this year! For runner safety, Dry Creek Road will be closed to all vehicles on race day from 7:15 am to 9:30 am.
- To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
- Join the festivities! Sedona residents are encouraged to visit the free Concourse Expo at the Start/Finish area on Navoti Drive, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.
Feb 6 Navoti closure
Navoti Drive will be closed between Bristlecone Pines Road and South Foothills Drive at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 6.
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Access to Navoti Drive (in Rimstone subdivision) will be closed. There will be no access to or from Navoti Drive.
7:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Dry Creek Road will be closed between SR 89A and Long Canyon Road.
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. One Southbound lane of SR 89A will be closed between Calle del Sol and Dry Creek Road. SR89A Southbound will remain open but lanes will be shifted. Traffic may be delayed.
Estimated reopening times
Northbound on Dry Creek Road, heading toward Enchantment Resort, is expected to reopen between Thunder Mountain and Long Canyon between 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Southbound on Dry Creek Road, heading toward SR 89A, is expected to reopen between Thunder Mountain and SR 89A between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., after all participants have finished the route.
Area residents are encouraged to plan traffic-related activities before or after the scheduled road closure and delays. Sedona Police officers and Sedona Fire District personnel will be available throughout the area to assist with any emergency needs or service requests. Access to the Sedona Medical Center is always maintained.
The RunSedona event is a tremendous economic generator for the community. In 2020, the event generated $4.3 million in direct spending from 3,000 participants. The City and RunSedona thank residents for their patience.