Race Day Parking
There are 12 garages or lots conveniently located near the Start/Finish line. Most spots are within walking distance, while others will have easy access to The People Mover – which will be in full operation race weekend.
When choosing a location, we strongly recommend parking outside the course route for easier egress after the race. Also, because of the congestion, we suggest you are in your parking spot before the streets close at 6:00 AM.
The People Mover
The Detroit People Mover will be in full operation on Marathon weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. Extended hours begin on Sunday at 5:00 AM. Two People Mover stations are located near the Start/Finish Line – Michigan Avenue and Fort/Cass. The Cobo Center station is also fairly close to the Finish. The cost is $.75 each way.
There will be multiple road closures downtown throughout the weekend and race day as we prepare the course. We strongly recommend early arrival on race day to ensure you don’t experience difficulties with our 6:00 AM closures for the course. To be safe, we suggest you park outside the course perimeter. Plan ahead!
Two key times to note:
- The Ambassador Bridge will have restricted traffic from the hours of 5:45 AM to 9:00 AM.
- The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will close between the hours of 6:45 AM to 10:00 AM.