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A top Boston Marathon qualifying race

Race Day: November 11 2017

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Expo Parking

The Arthur Ashe Center has 2,000 FREE parking spaces located in the surface lots outside the building. For a map of the area around the Ashe Center, click here.


Race Day Transportation

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Race Day Parking

Race Day Parking Map

To print out a PDF of this map, click here.

With over 90 parking decks and lots in the downtown area, there is plenty of parking available on Race Day. The Start & Finish lines are located only six blocks apart. It is recommended that 8k runners park near the start to allow for more parking near the finish for marathoners and half marathoners. Here is a partial listing of the parking decks/lots open and offering special rates on Race Day:

Parking Near the Start (recommended for 8k entrants)

  • 1st & Marshall
  • 3rd & Marshall
  • 5th & Marshall
  • 7th & Marshall
  • 8th & Marshall (surface lot)
  • 8th & Grace/Franklin

Parking Near the Finish

  • James Center (10th & Canal)
  • 3rd & Main (surface lot)
  • 4th & Main
  • 4th & Cary (surface lot)
  • 6th & Main
  • 8th & Cary
  • 8th & Main
  • 12th & Canal
  • 14th & Cary
  • 15th & Main
  • 15th & Cary
  • Virginia & Canal

Post-Race Shuttle

Free shuttle service will be available to take participants and spectators from the Post-Race Party back to parking areas located near the Start. The shuttle will run on a loop from 8 a.m. until the conclusion of the event. You can pick up the shuttle in the cobblestone circle on 7th Street just across the pedestrian bridge from Brown’s Island (site of the Post-Race Party).

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