Parking & Transportation

The Minneapolis Marathon, Relay and Half Marathon has several options for you to get to your vehicles whether you park at the start or the finish line.
Looking for Packet Pick-up Parking options? Click here. 

RACE DAY Parking or Shuttling to the START LOCATION See Map of start line parking area

The Start Line for the Minneapolis Marathon, Relay and Half Marathon is on Theodore Wirth Parkway, just NORTH of Highway 55.  Runners have TWO OPTIONS for getting to the start on race morning:

  • Pay for parking near the start line and then we will give participants in your car a free shuttle ride back
  • Purchase a individual shuttle ticket which will take you from The Depot Renaissance Hotel in downtown Minneapolis to the Start Line. 

RACE DAY PARKING at the START Option:

Pre-paid, reserved parking will be available in the MA Mortenson Lot on race morning.  Mortenson is located at 700 Meadow Lane North, Minneapolis, MN 55422

You will be able to purchase your parking tickets on this webpage.  You must bring your receipt with you race morning.  

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING IN THE LOTS AT THE THEODORE WIRTH GOLF COURSE.  CARS WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED.

Dropping Off a Runner near the START

See Map of start line Parking area to see drop-off zone in the Mortenson lot.  Drivers dropping off runners will not be able to drop off along Highway 55 at Theodore Wirth Parkway.  They can exit from Highway 55 onto Meadow Lane North and drop off runners in that area.  Drop-off drivers will not be allowed to park in the reserved participant parking areas,  If you want to park there, you will have to pay $20 on race day if there is space available. 

RACE DAY TAKING the SHUTTLE to the START See Map of Shuttle Pick-up Location & Parking

Minneapolis Marathon shuttles are for participants only.
If you prefer to take the Shuttle to the start, that will begin rolling from the Depot Renaissance Hotel at 4:30 a.m.  The FINAL BUS leaves at 6:00 a.m. Runners MUST arrive by 5:30 a.m. for this option.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you arrive for a shuttle ride after 6:00 a.m. you will have to find your own transportation to the start.  Shuttle Tickets can be purchased online for $6.50 prepay or $10 on raceday.  Please also keep in mind, if you are late to the start line, you may not get your timed race.  The start line will tear down as soon as the last runner in the start corral has passed through, which we expect will be about 6:40 a.m.  

Shuttle load-in will be in their Shed on the back side of the hotel which is located on South 5th Avenue between Washington Avenue and South 2nd Street. 

Bike Parking:
The City of Minneapolis has many bike lanes for cyclists, we encourage you to ride your bike to the race. Click here for more information on locations to successfully park your bike on race day in Downtown Minneapolis.