Race Day Parking

More information, including parking maps, will be available closer to race day.

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.

We work hard to ensure a pleasant parking experience for all participants. However, we cannot control all parking situations within the city of Detroit on race day! Many of the lots and garages available for parking are managed by individual staff and companies. Our best advice – the earlier you park, the better!

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.

The cost is $.75 each way.

Road Closures

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!

Please 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.
  • The Lodge will begin to close around 3:00 AM at the I-75 Interchange.

Road Closures