By running a half marathon, your brain has enough to think about. Make your race weekend a breeze by being familiar with road closures and traffic conditions that may affect family and friends that are coming to see you race. Review the best way to navigate parking, getting to and from the expo, and transportation options from the finish line back to the start line.


Road Closures

3M Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile point to point race in Austin, Texas. While the race is ongoing, local roads will be affected by the race route and are subject to closure. Plan your route by referencing the list of local roads that will be impacted, found here. If you have any questions about closures or navigation please email us at and we are happy to help.

Shuttle Bus Transportation Post Race

Due to the limitations of available buses and bus drivers caused by COVID-19, this year we are expecting longer than normal wait times for our shuttle bus service. Because of this, we are recommending that all participants arrange their own transportation to and from the start and finish lines.

As part of our mitigation plan with Austin Public Health, Shuttle buses will be limited to participants only and masks will be required while riding. For more COVID-19 information please review our full plan here

Buses will begin returning runners to the start line at 8:45 a.m and the final shuttle will leave at 12:45. Make note, the buses will be located at the corner of San Jacinto and 12th St.

There are no buses before the event starts. If you are staying downtown, it is best to take a rideshare or a taxi to the race start. Use one of the listed parking addresses listed below as a drop off location.

Start Line Parking

The start line is on Stonelake Blvd, south of Capital of Texas Hwy (Loop 36). We recommend that you park in the parking lots near Dave & Busters or Sam’s Club.

If you are getting dropped off at the race start, use one of the following addresses as your drop off point.

Parking is available at:
Dave & Buster’s (9333 Research Blvd)
Sam’s Club (9700 N. Capital of Texas Hwy)
Parking Garage (9509 Stonelake Blvd)

Please observe the following:
• Do not park in reserved spots (shops/restaurants) or fire zones.
• No parking in handicapped spots unless your vehicle is properly marked.
• Do not park in Gateway Shopping Center at all, they will tow your car!
• Observe all road closures and do not more barricades or cones.

Please, observe all other road signs and laws before choosing a parking spot.

Finish Line Parking

3M Half Marathon Finish Line Parking is available in the Capitol Complex Garage A, B, and F, between 13th and 17th Streets and San Jacinto and Trinity Streets. All garage access is on Trinity Street.  

If you are coming from MoPac, take Enfield exit, continue to 15th St, turn right on Guadalupe St, left on 11th St and left on Trinity St. If you are coming from IH35, take 12th St exit, head west on 12th St, turn right on Trinity St.

Please note the following: San Jacinto between 11th and 15th, E 14th St, E 13th St and E 12th west of Trinity St will be closed around the Capitol Complex. E 15th St will have limited access crossing San Jacinto


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