TRANSPORT

TRAFFIC NOTICE:  Follow the directions provided below to avoid road closures tomorrow morning, including current interstate and ramp closures due to accident near downtown, to get to Nissan Stadium for parking or to runner drop-off near the start. Plan ahead, leave early and prepare for more traffic than usual due to closed interstate. Parking lots at Nissan Stadium will be open at 4:00 AM and we recommend being parked or dropped off by 6:00 AM to ensure you have enough time to get to your corral. 

From the North: Before 6:00 AM Only

Parking at Nissan Stadium

  • Take I-65 South to I-24 East. Continue on I-24 East (Chattanooga).
  • Take Exit 48/James Robertson Pkwy. Stay in right lane which becomes Interstate Dr.
  • Continue through 1st traffic light (cross James Robertson Pkwy) and 2nd traffic light (cross Woodland St.).
  • If parking at Nissan Stadium:
  • Turn right onto Russell St.
  • Turn left onto 2nd St.  Follow directional signs to stadium parking lots.

Runner Drop-Off

  • Take I-65 South to I-24 East to 40-West.
  • Take Exit 210C to 2nd/4th Ave.
  • Turn right onto 2nd Ave.
  • Turn left onto Korean Veterans Blvd.
  • Drop off between 4th and 5th Ave.

From the West: Before 6:00 AM Only

Parking at Nissan Stadium

  • Take I-40 East to I-65 North. Merge onto I-24 East (Chattanooga).
  • Take Exit 48/James Robertson Pkwy. Stay in the right lane which becomes Interstate Dr.
  • Continue through 1st traffic light (cross James Robertson Pkwy) and 2nd traffic light (cross Woodland St.).
  • Turn right onto Russell St.
  • Turn left onto 2nd St.  Follow directional signs to stadium parking lots.

Runner Drop-Off

  • Take I-40 East to I-65 North to I-24 East to 40-West.
  • Take Exit 210C to 2nd/4th Ave.
  • Turn right onto 2nd Ave.
  • Turn left onto Korean Veterans Blvd.
  • Drop off between 4th and 5th Ave.

From the South:

Parking at Nissan Stadium

  • Take I-65 North to I-40 East. Merge onto I-24 West (Clarksville).
  • Take Exit 49/Shelby Ave.
  • Left onto Shelby.
  • Proceed over bridge. Follow directional signs to stadium parking lots.

Runner Drop-Off

  • Take I-65 North to I-40 East.
  • Take Exit 210C to 2nd/4th Ave.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Ave.
  • Turn left onto Korean Veterans Blvd.
  • Drop off between 4th and 5th Ave.

From the East:

Parking at Nissan Stadium

  • Take I-40 West to  I-24 West (Clarksville).
  • Take Exit 49/Shelby Ave.
  • Left onto Shelby.
  • Proceed over bridge. Follow directional signs to stadium parking lots.

Runner Drop-Off

  • Take I-40-West to exit 210C at 2nd/4th Ave.
  • Turn right onto 2nd Ave.
  • Turn left onto Korean Veterans Blvd.
  • Drop off between 4th and 5th Ave.

EXPO

The Health & Fitness Expo is located at the Nashville Music City Center (201 5th Avenue South). This is a short cab ride or walk from the downtown area near most hotels. Parking in the Music City Center’s parking garage will be available for $15 per vehicle. There are several additional public lots in the downtown area that are privately owned and will be charging various fees. Free parking is available in Lot R at Nissan Stadium on Thursday and Friday, which is approximately 0.8 miles from the Music City Center.

RACE DAY PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

Parking

*RESERVED PARKING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Free limited parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Nissan Stadium in Lots A, B, C and D.*

  • Save time and stress on race morning by pre-purchasing reserved parking at Nissan Stadium in Lots N and R for only $15! The downtown start line is a short walk across the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, and your car will be waiting for you at the Finish Line.
  • All pre-purchased reserved parking passes must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo, April 26-27 with photo ID. If reserved parking is still available race week, passes will be sold at the .
  • Free limited parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Nissan Stadium in Lots A, B, C and D. NOTE: To guarantee a parking spot at Nissan Stadium and for a shorter walk to the Start Line, pre-purchase premium parking as noted above.
  • Parking lots will open at 4 AM on race morning. Due to Road Closures and heavy race morning traffic, we recommend parking by 6 AM to ensure you have enough time to get to your corral. 
    • NOTE: With an earlier start for the 5K at 6:45 AM, it is recommended that 5K participants park no later than 5:30 AM.
    • NOTE: Marathon & 1/2 Marathon participants in later corrals should plan their arrival time to the start line accordingly as they will not be starting right at 7:15 AM.
  • Follow this walking path to get from the Nissan Stadium Parking Lots to your respective start line:

Nissan Stadium Parking Lot

Shuttles

Race Day Hotel Shuttle Options
Round trip shuttle passes are available for pre-purchase for select hotels on race day for $20 (you do not have to be a guest of the hotel to purchase a shuttle pass). Shuttles will pick up at the locations noted below and take participants directly to the start line. Shuttles will be available at the Finish on 1st St. and Victory Ave. near Lot T at Nissan Stadium, and will run on a continuous loop to all locations after the race from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  All shuttle passes must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo, April 26-27 with photo ID. Shuttle passes are limited in capacity and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

*2018 PRE-PURCHASE SHUTTLE PASSES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE* If shuttle passes are still available race week, passes will be sold at the Health & Fitness Expo.

Gaylord Opryland Resort – Roundtrip – $20

  • Shuttles depart from Gaylord Opryland Resort (Cascade Portico) starting at 5:00 am and leaving every 10 minutes util 6:00 am. 
  • Shuttles depart from Inn at Opryland (Main Entrance) at 5:00 am, 5:15 am and 5:30 am.
  • After the race, return trips to the hotels from the finish line start at 10:00 am and run continuously until 3:00 pm.

Airport Hotels – Roundtrip – $20

  • Radisson Hotel & Suites – 1112 Airport Center Drive.
  • Hotel Preston – 733 Briley Parkway.
  • Airport Marriott – 600 Marriott Drive.
  • Shuttles depart at 5:00 am, 5:15 am, 5:30 am and 6:00 am.
  • After the race, return trips to the hotels from the finish line start at 10:00 am and run continuously until 3:00 pm.

Midtown – Roundtrip –$20

  • Marriott at Vanderbilt – 2555 West End Ave.
  • Hampton Inn – 1919 West End Ave.
  • Embassy Suites – 1811 Broadway.
  • Shuttles depart at 5:15 am and 5:30 am.
  • After the race, return trips to Midtown from the finish line start at 10:00 am and run continuously until 3:00 pm.

Music City Star

There will be a special Music City Star train on race morning from Lebanon to downtown Nashville. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the St. Jude Heroes program. Round-trip tickets can be purchased with a credit card through www.ticketsnashville.com.

Runner Drop Off & Pick Up

RUNNER DROP OFF

Located off Korean Veterans Blvd. between 4th & 5th Ave.

FINISH LINE PICK UP

Taxi Stand: South 2nd Street off of Shelby Avenue by Nissan Stadium.

Runner Pickup: Sylvan Street off of South 2nd Street.

Directions:

  • Exit I-24 onto Shelby Ave. Turn onto Shelby Avenue toward Nissan Stadium. Turn left  onto South 2nd Street. Turn left onto Sylvan St.  Traffic officers will stage vehicles on Sylvan St and South 3rd Street to wait for runners.  To depart, follow Sylvan to 3rd, turn right onto Crutcher, right onto South 2nd Street to Shelby Avenue.

OR

  • From downtown:  Take Korean Veterans Blvd toward Nissan Stadium.  Turn right onto South 2nd Street.  Turn left onto Sylvan St.  Traffic officers will stage vehicles on Sylvan St and South 3rd Street to wait for runners.  To depart, follow Sylvan to 3rd, turn right onto Crutcher, right onto South 2nd Street to Shelby Avenue.

1 Mile Parking & Transportation

Both the start and finish line venues for the 1 Mile are within walking distance from all downtown hotels using the pedestrian bridge. Free parking is available in Lot R at Nissan Stadium for the Health & Fitness Expo and 1 Mile race on Thursday on a first-come, first-served basis. There are additional garages and lots available for parking in the downtown area within walking distance to the start and finish. Participants should be parked no later than 7 pm.

KiDS Rock Transportation

Follow signs on race morning to designated parking areas for KiDS ROCK. Please arrive early to park in one of the parking lots noted below near Nissan Stadium.

Coming from North of Nashville
On I-65 South:
· I-65 South toward Nashville
· Merge onto I-24 East (Exit 86) toward Chattanooga/Knoxville/I-40 East
· Follow rest of 1-24 East directions

On I-24 East:
· I-24 East toward Nashville
· Take Shelby Avenue Exit (Exit 49)
· Go across Shelby Avenue onto Interstate Drive and into the Stadium Parking Lots B, C and D

Coming from West of Nashville
On I-40 East:
· I-40 East toward Nashville,
· Merge onto I-65 North (Exit 208A) toward Clarksville
· Merge onto I-24 East (Exit 86A) and take the Shelby Avenue Exit (Exit 49),
· Go across Shelby Avenue onto Interstate Drive and into the Stadium Parking Lots B, C and D

Coming from South of Nashville
On I-65 North:
· I-65 North toward Nashville
· Merge onto I-40 East (Exit 82A) toward Knoxville
· Merge onto I-24 W (Exit 211B)
· Take James Robertson Pkwy Exit (Exit 48)
· Turn Left on Interstate Drive and into the Stadium Parking Lots B, C and D

Coming from East of Nashville
On I-40 West:
· I-40 West toward Nashville
· Merge onto I-24 West (Exit 211) toward Clarksville
· Follow rest of 1-24 West directions

On I-24 West:
· I-24 West toward Nashville
· Take James Robertson Pkwy Exit (Exit 48)
· Turn Left on Interstate Drive and into the Stadium Parking Lots B, C and D

GETTING AROUND THE CITY

Road Closure

Race day road closures may impact your travel to and from the event. Be aware and plan ahead by studying our road closure list and alternate access information here. You can also download the free Waze app on your smart point for point to point directions around road closures on race day.

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