Traffic

 

Road Closures

Click here to see a list of local roads that will be impacted.

Runner Bus Transportation

There will be buses available at the Finish Line area to bring runners from the finish line back up to their car’s at the Start Line. Buses will begin returning runners to the start line at 8:45 a.m. The last bus will depart the finish line at 11:45 a.m. The buses will be located at the corner of San Jacinto and 16th St.

 

Parking

 

Expo Parking

Getting to the Austin Convention Center:

Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free! To book convenient and affordable parking for the 3M Half Marathon Packet Pickup & Expo, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

Going to the Expo on January 19? Click here to reserve your spot. Heading to the Expo on January 20? “Click here to reserve your spot. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Austin —learn more here.

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The Austin Convention Center has two Parking Garages: The 2nd Street Garage located at 201 East 2nd Street and the 5th Street Garage located at 601 E. 5th Street. Parking prices vary depending on how long you remain parked at the garage. See here for more details.

We encourage you to carpool or to ride your bike. There are 124 bicycle racks secured to the sidewalks or pavements around the exterior of the Austin Convention Center building. Most racks are located along 4th Street, between Red River and Trinity.

There is a Capital MetroRail stop right outside the Austin Convention Center at 401 East 4th Street.
For the most current information on schedules and fares, please visit the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) website.

Start Line Parking

The start line is on Stonelake Blvd, south of Capital of Texas Hwy (Loop 36). Please plan to arrive by 6:00 a.m. or earlier to allow time for possible traffic congestion. We recommend that you park in the parking lots near Dave & Busters or Sam’s Club.

Parking is available at:
Google parking garage (9606 N. Mopac Expy)
Dave & Buster’s (9333 Research Blvd)
Sam’s Club (9700 N. Capital of Texas Hwy)

Please note: If approaching the start area from Mopac, all three southbound lanes of the feeder road lead to parking. The right-hand lane goes to the Google garage. The outside lanes go to Dave & Buster’s.

Please observe the following:
• Do not park in reserved spots (shops/restaurants) or fire zones.
• Do not park in handicapped spots unless your vehicle is properly marked.
• Do not park in Gateway Shopping Center at all!
• Do not block any of the race lanes.
Observe all other road signs and laws before choosing a parking spot.

Finish Line Parking

Parking is available in the Capitol Complex Garage E, between 16th and 17th Streets and Lavaca and Colorado Streets. Whether you are coming from MoPac or IH-35, you can approach the finish line using 15th St. It will be completely open and runs both East and West. Turn North on Colorado Street and turn left into the Capitol Complex Parking Garage E, just after 16th Street.

Please note: N. Congress Ave, 16th St., 17th St., 18th St., Brazos and San Jacinto will be closed around the Capitol Complex.

Austin B-Cycle: Looking for ways to take in all the action in downtown Austin during race weekend? Try out Austin B-cycle, the fast, easy way to get around downtown. With on-demand service at over 40 stations, you can see it all and do it all in a short amount of time. Learn more about station locations and purchasing passes here.