Use Waze mobile app to see full road closures and traffic in real time. It is best to still review the traffic document even when using Waze.

Traffic Guide

How to Use This Guide

1. Study the Austin Half Marathon Course Map (page 3) to see if your trip will start, end, or cross anywhere near the half marathon course.

2. Use the Pace Chart (page 4) to see if your trip time will conflict with the half marathon.

3. Use the Zone Map (page 5) to see which areas of the course you may need to look at in detail.

4. Look at the detailed information and map for those zones.

General Tips

● Use Google Maps, Waze on race day, the best traffic information can be found on sites and apps like Google Maps ( and Waze ( The Austin Marathon street closures are submitted to these programs in advance, and they will display the closures and the associated traffic.

● Assume you can’t cross the course: Crossing the marathon course with a vehicle is extremely difficult, and should be avoided. The Austin Police Department will only allow crossings at major intersections, and only when there are no runners present.

● Park strategically: If your trip starts or ends near a section of the course, sometimes the best option may be to park on the more accessible side of the course and walk.

● Use MoPac, Lamar Blvd, & I35: These roads are unobstructed for northbound and southbound travel.

● Use Ben White Bvld, Hwy 290 and FM 2222/Koenig Ln: These roads are unobstructed for eastbound and

westbound travel. Also, 45th St. is open westbound between Red River & Guadalupe.

Transportation and Parking to the Austin Marathon Start Line
Image of the Austin skyline as runners cross the Congress Avenue Bridge during the 2020 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon. Registration for the 30th annual Austin Marathon opens on June 1st.