There is no parking or drop off at the SLO High Start Line.
To make it convenient for our athletes, we have Marathon and Half Marathon Shuttle Buses on race day. It's easy and is the best way to ensure you get to the start line on time! There are specific "full marathon" and "half marathon" wristbands for pre-purchase during the Active.com registration process at a discounted price of $7 per seat. Arriving early at the starting line provides ample time to visit the restroom, water and first aid station and warm-up in a well lit area. If you forget to purchase a wristband during the registration process, you will have one last chance to purchase at the packet pick up tent in the SLO Life Expo on Friday and Saturday for $10 each (cash only). Bus seating is limited and late purchase wristbands may be sold out.
Anyone not taking advantage of the shuttle buses will need to be dropped off near SLO High School and walk to the start line holding area. All streets around the start area will be closed to through traffic starting at 4 a.m.
Shuttle Buses will leave from their unique pick-up locations promptly at the following times (see below). We CANNOT GUARANTEE you will make it to the Start Line at SLO High if you are late arriving, parking or boarding the shuttles. Marathoners and Half Marathoners have different colored wristbands and board at two different locations:
Time: Please arrive 4:00 a.m. to park and board.All buses depart at 4:30 a.m.
Location: Madonna Inn & Expo Parking Lot F. 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
Upper/back parking lots with parking attendants and lights. Follow signage.
BLUE wristbands board marathon shuttles only. Only 500 seats available.
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Time: Please arrive 4:30 a.m. to park board.All buses leave at 4:55 a.m.
Location: Cal Poly University. Address: On Via Carta off Highland Drive (Enter Highland off of Santa Rosa.)
Lots H12, H14 and H16 with parking attendants and lights. Follow signage.
ORANGE wristbands board half marathon shuttles only. Only 675 seats available.
Post-race, the same shuttles will take you back to your car at Cal Poly from the Madonna Inn
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Post-race Shuttles back to Cal Poly and the SLO High/Monterey Street area will leave continuously every half hour from the Madonna Inn between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.