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.
Because of the staggered start as part of our mitigation plan, you may be arriving after the course is already closed. It is best to plan to avoid crossing the course by staying east of San Jacinto and North of 15th street.
State Garage A & F are dedicated parking garages for the event. There is access from both Mopac & I-35 going north and south. Trying to cut through any part of the course will cause major delays. Detailed Capitol Complex Map for Garages A & F
Austin is a big city with a very active downtown. But don’t worry to much about getting around, with proper planning it can be easy to navigate and find transportation and parking.
We suggest checking a maps app like Google Maps or Waze ahead of time so that you can properly plan your route and timing. This way you can also locate any parking garages that may be close by incase you do not want to search around for street parking.
Parking at Palmer Event Center garage for the Austin Half Marathon & 5K Packet Pick Up is $5. No QR code required.
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.
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/Metro Rail:
Stop worrying about parking all together by taking CapMetro. Visit CapMetro.org for information and schedules on Metro Bus and Metro Rail.
Transit Routes: 1, 7, 10, 20, 30, 300, and 801 will get you there!