Marathon Weekend Transporation

Plan for traffic. Allow extra time to get around during a busy weekend in the Twin Cities.

View the 2018 Road Closures and Course Crossing information.

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

  • Projects on I-94
  • Projects on I-35W

Health & Fitness Expo

175 West Kellogg Blvd. Saint Paul, MN, 55201

Expect Delays

Twin Cities In Motion wants visitors to downtown Saint Paul on Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend to be aware of factors that will increase travel and access times for the Health & Fitness Expo. Participants are strongly advised to utilize public transportation and plan ahead to avoid the following factors impacting access to the Saint Paul RiverCentre for packet pick up:

  • RiverCentre Parking Ramp Partial Closure – Portions of the RiverCentre Parking Ramp may be closed for repairs. Find the latest information on ramp closures on the RiverCentre website. The City of Saint Paul has developed an interactive parking map that shows a variety of parking ramps and lots available in downtown Saint Paul.
  • Metal Detectors at the Health & Fitness Expo – New safety and security policies at RiverCentre will require all expo visitors to pass through security checkpoints with metal detectors before gaining access to the expo floor. Please allow for extra time to pick up your race packet and visit expo vendors. Click to view details and commonly asked questions.
  • NHL Game Day Events – On Saturday, October 6, the Minnesota Wild hockey team will open their NHL regular season at the Xcel Energy Center, adjacent to RiverCentre and host an afternoon of events. Activities begin at 2 p.m. and heightened traffic, road closures, event parking rates, and crowds in the area are expected to last through the evening.

PARK

Various metered street parking is available in addition to pay lots and ramps in downtown Saint Paul.

Discounted parking is available at Union Depot from $2-$10. Ride the free expo shuttle that will depart every 20 – 30 minutes from the curb cutout in front of the Kellogg Entry at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.

Saturday Events

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155

FREE RIDES ON METRO TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL

  • Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7
  • Free rides on Green Line and Blue Line
  • Participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Exit at Robert St. Station, 10th St. Station, or Capitol/Rice St. Station

Visit metrotransit.org for the full Metro Transit schedule.

PARK

Various street parking is available in lots, ramps, and neighborhoods surrounding the State Capitol grounds. Be aware of 2018 Road Closures (listed at the top of this page) and adhere to 'No Parking' signs. Vehicles violating city regulations will be ticketed and vehicles on the course will be towed.

SEARS (just west of the Capitol) is offering limited Event Parking near the finish line on a first come first serve basis for $20. We ask that you please be respectful of private property.

Union Depot offers parking at an hourly rate in lots A B and C until 4 p.m. on Saturday in Lots B ($4), C East and C West ($4). After 3:30 p.m., parking in Lot B is available for $10 and in Lot C East and West for $5.

  • Board the Light Rail Green Line at the Union Depot Station
  • Exit at Robert Street Station for the State Capitol grounds
  • Exit at Central Station for the Saint Paul RiverCentre (.5 mile walk)

CITY BUSES

City bus routes to the Capitol may be boarded on Wabasha or Minnesota Streets. Return service to downtown will be on Cedar or Rice Streets. This service is within the Downtown Fare Zone and costs .50 cents.

WALK

The State Capitol grounds are located approximately one mile from the Saint Paul RiverCentre and downtown Saint Paul.

Sunday

Start Line: 601 Portland Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415
Finish Line: 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155

FREE RIDES ON METRO TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL

  • Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7
  • Free rides on Green Line and Blue Line
  • Participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Exit at Robert St. Station, 10th St. Station, or Capitol/Rice St. Station

Visit metrotransit.org for the full Metro Transit schedule.

PARTICIPANT BUSES TO START LINE

  • Free rides on participant buses from the following locations:
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront 11 East Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul 5-6:45 a.m.
Radisson Plaza 35 S. 7th St. Minneapolis 5-6:45 a.m.
Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge I-94 & Marion St. St. Paul 5-6:45 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 for participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Buses run from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Buses will be located on Cedar St. (see Finish Area Map)
  • Participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Buses depart when full at the following locations: InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, Radisson Plaza off of 6th street between 10th and 11th Ave
  • Buses will be located on Cedar St.

PARK

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

ParkWhiz is the fastest and most convenient way to find and book a parking space before reaching your destination. Reserve your space now!

Please note, parking is limited on streets around start and finish areas. Watch for hooded meters which mean NO parking. Twin Cities In Motion is not responsible for towed or ticketed vehicles.