Directions & Parking
From Southbound I-75: Take the Freeman Ave. exit . Continue on Freeman Ave. to Mehring Way. Turn left on Mehring Way to Central Ave. Turn right into Lot E in the intersection.
From Northbound I-75: Take the 5th St. exit. Turn right on Central Ave. to W. Pete Rose Way. Turn left on W. Pete Rose Way to parking lots B and C. (on your right and left).
From Southbound I-71: Take the 3rd St. exit. Follow 3rd St. to Walnut St. Turn left on Walnut St. to 2nd St. Turn left on 2nd St. to Main St. Turn right on Main St. to Mehring Way. Go straight onto Mehring Way to parking Lot D on your right or Lot E on your left.
From Columbia Parkway: Take the 3rd St. exit. Turn left on Broadway to E. Pete Rose Way. Turn right on E. Pete Rose Way to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway to Mehring Way. Turn right on Mehring Way to parking Lot D on your right or Lot E on your left.
From 6th St. Viaduct: Take the Mehring Way exit. Follow Mehring Way to Central Ave. Turn right into Lot E at the intersection.
Click here for a PDF of the driving directions.
The entire race route will close at 08:30 hrs. The routes listed above will have officers to direct you to the lots as quickly as possible.
There are over 5000 free parking spots available in the surface parking lots by Paul Brown Stadium. They are gobbled up really fast (just like you run)! It pays to get there early and fast. If you miss them, the race recommends that you park in any of the lots downtown. Fountain Square might be your best option if you have to get home to your turkey dinner.
Parking Map - Purple colored lots are the free lots!