TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:

There are several places for parking that are near the start/finish areas of the races.  The starting line is located at Public Square in front of the Terminal Tower.

The red pins on the map below represent parking lots near Public Square.

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A Christmas Story House & Museum is located in a residential district and free parking is available on the street.  However NO CARS will be allowed on the race route the morning of the race. Signs will be posted in restricted “no parking” areas.  Participants are encouraged to use the free bus transportation provided by the race.   This year there is no parking available at Steelyard Commons due to the high occupancy of the retail stores.
Busing will be provided from 10:00 AM through Noon on Race Day between Downtown Cleveland and the A Christmas Story House.  Bus transportation is available to both runners and friends/family coming to cheer their participants on!

5K Transportation: Back to Downtown

  • Busing starts at 9:30am
  • Busses will be staged two (2) blocks from the finish line on the West 14th St. between Rowley Ave. and Holmden St.
  • Busses will run between 9:30am and Noon so runners will have time to tour the A Christmas Story House & Museum and Gift Shop after the race.
  • Runners will be dropped off back Downtown at the corner of Superior and West Third St. This point is just one block west of Public Square.
  • ADDED BONUS! The West Side Market. On your way back downtown, the busses will make a special stop at the one of Cleveland’s oldest gems, The West Side Market. Enjoy shopping in this 100+ year old establishment where you can purchase and enjoy Cleveland’s local specialty foods and delicacies from around the World!

10K Transportation: Downtown to the A Christmas Story House

  • Runners and spectators will have the option of taking the race transportation back to the A Christmas Story House & Museum without the hassle of parking. Runners will have the morning to tour the A Christmas Story House & Museum and Gift Shop.
  • Busses will be available Superior and West Third St., just one block west of Public Square.
  • Once finished at the A Christmas Story House & Museum, you can catch the busses back downtown to the original pick up point on the corner of Superior and West Third St.
  • ADDED BONUS! The West Side Market. On your way back downtown, the busses will make a special stop at the one of Cleveland’s oldest gems, The West Side Market. Enjoy shopping in this 100+ year old establishment where you can purchase and enjoy Cleveland’s local specialty foods and delicacies from around the World!

A Christmas Story House & Museum is located at 3159 West 11th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109. Some GPS do not recognize this address and will require you to use the address across the street, 1103 Rowley Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Due to large crowd size and possible traffic congestion, we recommend utilizing public transportation on the day of the race.  The Greater Cleveland Transit Authority (RTA) offers several public transportation options including bus, Park & Ride, Rail and Trolley.  Many transportation options, including the Rapid, drop off right at Tower City/Public Square.  You can visit the RTA website for route times, locations, schedules, maps, and service alerts that may affect travel.  Visit: http://www.riderta.com/