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Traffic Guide

Only some of us that work with the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon are runners, but we are all Austin residents. As much as we want to put on a great race for runners, we really want to put on a great event that the whole city can be proud of hosting and supporting.

The course is designed to minimize that impact as much as possible, so that with a little planning, and a little patience, residents can move about on race day.

This guide is designed to help you with planning and navigating around the course. We continually work on our preparation and procedures, which just leaves us asking for your patience. One of the things that have made this race successful is the overwhelming support of Austin’s citizens. We hope your race day experience is as positive, and we appreciate your support.

Austin Marathon Traffic Guide 2017

Getting to the Expo

Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

To book convenient and affordable parking for the Austin Marathon, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Austin Marathon Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Austin —learn more here.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code ATXMARATHON for an extra $5 off your first park!

By Car:

If you are going to drive, we strongly encourage carpooling as traffic gets quite busy all around downtown race weekend.

Parking is available on-site in the event center garage, charges may apply.

By Bike:

There are lots of bicycle racks on site so avoid the parking fees and ride your bike!

There are also two Austin B-Cycle stations around the Palmer Events Center available.

By Bus:

Visit CapMetro.org for information and schedules on Metro Bus and Metro Rail.

Austin Marathon Morning

Parking in the downtown area within walking distance of the start and finish lines is plentiful. There are numerous free and paid parking garages and surface lots as well as free on-street parking downtown. On-street metered spots are free of charge on Sundays.

Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

To book convenient and affordable parking for the Austin Marathon, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Austin Marathon Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Austin —learn more here.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code ATXMARATHON for an extra $5 off your first park!