TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:

There are several places for parking that are near the start/finish areas of the races.  The starting line is located at the intersection of Huron Street and Ontario Street, just south of the Terminal Tower.

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

Christmas-Story-Run-Parking

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.  Parking closest to the A Christmas Story House is available at Clark Field.  See Below.
  • Clark Field:  Free parking available outside in the asphalt lot.  Busing will be provided from 6:30-8:00 AM on Race Day to Downtown Cleveland starting line.  After the race, buses will return runners to their cars at Clark Field until noon.

Bus transportation is available to both runners and friends/family coming to cheer their participants on!
5K Transportation: Back to Downtown

  • Bussing 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 1:00pm 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 Huron St. and Prospect St. This point is just two (2) blocks west of the starting line, the Renaissance Hotel and 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 at 9am downtown on the corner of Huron St. and Prospect Street, just 2 blocks west of the starting line, the Renaissance Hotel and Public Square.
  • Once finished at the A Christmas Story House & Museum, you can catch the busses back downtown at the original pick up point on the corner of Huron St. and Prospect 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/