On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the annual Parade and the Gilbert Half Marathon and 10K will take place in Gilbert causing multiple road restrictions and closures throughout the community. The following information will let you know when and where these will occur. Please see the map and full list of closures at the end of this release.
- Gilbert Half Marathon & 10K Event Details
The Gilbert Half Marathon will begin at Higley High School at 7:30 a.m. and is anticipated to end at the Gilbert Public Schools District parking lot no later than 11:30 a.m.
Rolling street closures will be in effect around Gilbert from 6:00 a.m. until 12 noon. See a full list of street closures below.
- Gilbert Days Parade Event Details
Gilbert Road will be closed from Guadalupe Road to Hackamore Street from 6:00 a.m. until noon.
Parade participants will stage on the southbound side of Gilbert Road between Juniper Road and Guadalupe Road and in the southeast and southwest shopping center parking lots of Gilbert and Guadalupe Roads.
At 8:30 a.m., the parade will head south on Gilbert Road from Juniper Avenue to the Gilbert School District building just south of Elliot Road. The parade is anticipated to conclude by 11:30 a.m. and Gilbert Road is expected to reopen at noon.
Gilbert Road businesses may remain open. Please check with each business about operating hours and suggested parking availability.
- Parade Parking: Parking on Gilbert Road is not permitted at any time. Parking will be available at various locations in the Heritage District, including the Vaughn Avenue parking garage.
- Bus Service
Please be aware that there may be delays in bus service during these events. Certain bus routes will be detoured to accommodate the parade and half-marathon.
Vehicles will not be allowed onto Gilbert Road beginning at 6:00 a.m., including business deliveries. Please let customers and staff know that businesses are accessible from the surrounding streets and/or by foot. We encourage all businesses located along the parade and half marathon route to take advantage of the high volume of potential customers through special promotions, sales and decorations.
Please be aware that there will be increased traffic in these areas during these events. Neighborhoods along the half marathon route will be accessible through at least one or more neighborhood entrances/exits at all times. Residents living in areas on the parade route that are only accessible by Gilbert Road will not be permitted access to Gilbert Road between 6:00 a.m. and noon. Please plan accordingly. Emergency access will be available.For more information about the road closures or Gilbert Days events, visit www.gilbertaz.gov/gilbertdays or call 480-503-6200.