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.

Free Shuttle Bus Transportation Post Race

Make your race morning easy! Park your car at the start line and use the provided buses at the finish line to travel back after you are done running. Buses will begin returning runners to the start line at 8:45 a.m. While enjoying the finish line festival, if you plan on taking the bus back to the start don’t miss the final bus departing 11:45 a.m. 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). Please plan to arrive by 6:00 a.m. or earlier to allow time for possible traffic congestion. 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)

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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