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 sponsored by Silverado Stage Lines 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. At this time they are only available at packet pick up in the SLO Life Expo Tent 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 3 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:

Madonna Map


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.

RED wristbands board marathon shuttles only. Only 500 seats available.

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SLOM Parking Map


Time: Please arrive between 4:30 a.m. and 4:45 park and board. All buses depart between 5:00 and 5:15 a.m.

Location: Cal Poly University. Address: On Grand Avenue Entrance.

Lots G1, G2 and G3 in that order, fellow parking attendants. Follow signage.

WHITE 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.