Parking & Directions
Get where you need to be on race day

Road Closures

Several streets throughout downtown Chicago and north side parks will be impacted by road closures, public transit reroutes and traffic detours. Click here for full details.

Parking Options

Saturday, August 25
Limited race day parking is available at both the Wilson and Montrose parking pay lots, both easily accessible from Lake Shore Drive. Limited free as well as metered street parking is available along Lawrence and Wilson Avenues.

Sunday, August 26
Race day parking is available through a variety of downtown pay lots, as well as the Hilton Chicago. Regular rates and rules apply.

Participants who plan to drive downtown on race morning are recommended to park in the 9,200 space Millennium Garages located in Grant Park. These underground lots are located near the Transition Area at the east end of Randolph Drive. Please remember to give yourself ample time to walk from the lot to Transition and/or the Swim Start.

Spectators are encouraged to park at the Soldier Field North Garage Lot, located at the north end of Museum Campus Drive (off McFetridge Drive). This location is an easy walk to the Swim Start, Run Course and Finish Line areas. Take advantage of discounted parking with Millennium Garages by purchasing your discounted ticket here.

Spectators are also recommended to park at the Grant Park South Garage, within close proximity to the Finish Line and Swim Start. The garage has 1,350 parking spaces and the entrances are on Michigan Avenue between Congress Parkway (from the south, heading north) and Jackson Street (from the north, heading south).

Millennium Garage
35 E. Monroe, $13-30

17 E. Adams, $24-30

55 E. Monroe, $32

Prudential Park
130 E. Randolph, $23-28

The Buckingham
200 E. Randolph, $17.50

llinois Center Garage
111 E. Wacker, $23

Doral Plaza
151 N. Michigan, $25-30

Free Race Day Parking for Subaru Owners

At Subaru, we encourage healthy lifestyles with our ‘go anywhere’ capabilities. During the 2018 Chicago Triathlon, the first 100 Subaru owners will receive free parking on race day, courtesy of Subaru. Just register and show your keys at the expo to receive your parking voucher. The voucher will have the instructions included for free parking.

Step 1: Register here!

(Registration closes 8/22 at 4pm)

Step 2: Stop by the Subaru Booth at the Multisport & Fitness Expo to check-in, show your Subaru keys and receive your free parking validation for race day.

Step 3: Be sure to park at the designated parking lot on your parking validation voucher.

Step 4: Make sure you have your parking voucher upon leaving the garage after your race! (Free only from 4:30 am – 2:00 pm. Additional fees may be applied after 2:00 pm).

Trolley Shuttles

Athletes and spectators alike can enjoy a ride from the Transition area to the post-race party, and back again. Catch the roundtrip trolley service at the northeast corner of Balbo and Columbus and the southwest corner of Lake Shore Drive and Monroe anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.