The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) encourages all attendees, particularly half-marathoners, to be mindful of parking and road closures & make public transportation your choice for getting to the festival on expo days as well as race day.
On race day, roadways around town and near the stadium will be closed prior to 8am for the marathon & relay start. This will be further complicated by the half-marathon start at 9:45am. Light Rail will deliver riders to the festival, and provides free parking where parking is available. The Light Rail system will run every 30 min. beginning at 6:00 am coming South from Hunt Valley (50 min. ride) to the stadium and at 5 am coming North from Cromwell (26 min. ride) to the stadium.
Runners should exit from the Camden Yards stop for easy access to the start/fi nish and the expo
Traveling Light Rail on the expo days is a great way to make a trail run as you prepare for race day travel. Eliminate some race day stress as you figure out where to park and estimate the travel time from your door to the Camden Yards stop. You may also save a few dollars if you had planned to pay to park for the expo.
Weekday/Weekend North Bound and South Bound Schedules:
Light Rail Map:
Light Rail Station and Parking Information:
If you choose not to ride MTA, we suggest you arrive prior to the start of the marathon at 8am.
Schedules and Fares
Day passes: Regular fare $3.50; senior fare $1.20.
Day passes are valid for unlimited travel on Light Rail and other MTA services on the date purchased until 3:00am the following day. Fares can be purchased with cash, credit or CharmCard at all Light Rail stations.
CharmCard is a rechargeable smart fare card you can use on Local Bus, Light Rail and Metro Subway.
Pre-Purchase Charm Card online:
Pre-Purchase CharmCard at Retail Locations like Giant Food Stores and CVS:
NOTE TO REGULAR BUS RIDERS
On Saturday, October 13 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm,many Baltimore streets will be temporarily closed
to accommodate the various races. Twenty-three MTA Bus Routes will be significantly altered.
(Route Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 35, 36, 40, 48, 64, 91, and 98)
Please allow extra time, or if possible, take Light Rail or Metro Subway.
For more details, please visit www.mtamaryland.com (If you have a question about a planned trip you want to take on transit, please call the MTA Transit Information Call Center,
410-539-5000 on Monday-Friday from 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.).