Since Gear Check is in the Finish Area (Congress Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets), we suggest you park closer to the Finish Line so you can drop off your gear then head to the Start Line. 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. Be sure to call the listed phone # for Lot Management in advance to be sure the lot you are interested in will be available for parking on Race-Day.
Other Parking Options:
- Take the 11th Street exit off I-35, go north bound on Trinity to find parking on 12th, 13th or 14th Street.
- Patrons will receive a discounted rate of $8 on race day during the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon in the 2nd and Brazos parking garage.
For an in-depth, detailed guide on race day road closures and how to get around the city please see the Traffic Guide.
Carpooling and public transportation (especially for spectators) is highly encouraged! Visit CapMetro.org for information and schedules on Metro Bus and Metro Rail. Also, check out the and Ride Share options.