Marathon Weekend Transporation

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION

Download the 2017 Road Closures and Course Crossings information.

Be sure to check the Minnesota Department of Transportation website for current traffic conditions and construction projects. Of special note are: 

  • 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown
    I-35W between I-94 and Hwy 62 will be closed for removal and temporary suspension of utility lines at the crossing and for demolition of the bridge Friday, Sept 29 at 10 p.m. and reopens by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct 2.

FREE RIDES ON METRO TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Free rides on Green Line and Blue Line
  • Participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Valid Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1
  • Marathon/10 Mile Start Line Station: U.S. Bank Stadium Station
  • Saturday Events, Finish Line Station: Robert St. Station, 10th St. Station, or Capitol/Rice St. Station

For the full Metro Transit schedule, visit www.metrotransit.org.

BUSES (Sunday Only)

PARTICIPANT BUSES TO MARATHON AND 10 MILE START

  • Free rides on participant buses from the following locations:
    InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront 11 East Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul
    5 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.
    Radisson Plaza 35 S. 7th St. Minneapolis
    5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.
    Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge I-94 & Marion Sr. St. Paul
    5 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.
  • Participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Buses depart every 10 minutes, or when full
  • Bus drop off is on 6th street near Portland Avenue near start line

PARTICIPANT BUSES FROM FINISH

  • Free rides on participant buses from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Buses depart when full; drop off near Radisson Plaza and InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront ONLY
  • Buses will be located on Cedar St. near the beer garden

PARKING (Saturday Only)

PARKING (Sunday Only)

  • Union Depot offers discounted parking in Lot C East for $2 between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. and in Lots B and C for $4. Board the Light Rail Green Line at the Union Depot Station
  • Sears (just west of the State Capitol grounds) offers limited event parking for $20, first-come, first-served. Board the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge participant bus
  • Vikings Game Day parking rates will apply in Downtown Minneapolis
  • Refer to the State Capitol grounds - Sunday map and Marathon course map. Parking restrictions will apply.
  • Watch for hooded meters: NO parking. Violators will be ticketed or towed.
  • TCM is not responsible for towed or ticketed vehicles

Reserve your parking in advance with SpotHero! (Sunday Only)

SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code MTCM17 for an extra $5 off your first park!

SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Download the SpotHero App and enter special promo code MTCM17 for an extra $5 off your first park!

    EXPO PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION (Friday and Saturday Only)

    The Saint Paul RiverCentre is easy walking distance from most downtown Saint Paul hotels. Parking is available in many nearby ramps. Because of other events taking place, rates may be higher than usual. There is limited street parking at meters which are enforced. Visit www.rivercentre.org/parking for more information.

    Union Depot, Official Transit Hub of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, will provide free shuttles to the expo on Friday and Saturday. Shuttles will depart every 20-30 minutes from the curb cutout in front of the Kellogg Street entry. Visit www.uniondepot.org for the shuttle schedule, directions to Union Depot, and parking information.

    Hourly parking rates will apply at the Science Museum of Minnesota (across the street from the main entrance to the Saint Paul RiverCentre). Please visit their website for pricing and information.