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Suggested Parking for the

Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot

Congestion will be heavy throughout the downtown area due to the race, Americas Thanksgiving Paradeâ presented by Art Van and the Detroit Lions Football Game.  It is recommended that you be in your parking place by 6:15 am, whichever race you attend. Our Turkey Trot Expo in Cobo Center opens at 6:00 am. The Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot cannot be held responsible if you miss the start due to traffic delays.

There are several locations we recommend that have access to and from the Start Area and the Finish at Cobo Center. (See map below)

2016 S3 Turkey Trot Parking

JOE LOUIS EXECUTIVE GARAGE: (Because it is on the course, inaccessible 6:15 – 10:30 a.m.) Steve Yzerman Dr., South of Jefferson, Detroit 48226. $10

COBO ROOF DECK:  625 West Congress, Detroit 48226. $10

COBO WASHINGTON BLVD. GARAGE: 310 W Jefferson Ave., Detroit 48226. $10

BEAUBIEN PLACE GARAGE: 521 East Atwater (Entrance on Beaubien), Detroit 48226. $15 

SIXTH ST. LLC: 1200 Sixth St., Detroit 48226 $10

Many other parking structures and lots in the downtown area are open for the race and the Parade. All parking fees are the responsibility of the participant.

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Recommended Routes to Parking Lots

NOTE: The earlier you get downtown, the better.  Between the S3 Turkey Trot, America’s Thanksgiving Paradeâ presented by Art Van and the Lions Football Game, it gets extremely congested in the downtown area, especially since police begin closing some streets on Wednesday evening. It is strongly suggested you be in your parking lot no later than 6:15 AM. The Fifth Third Turkey Trot cannot be held responsible if you miss the race due to traffic delays. Costs at these locations vary from $5 to $10 on Thanksgiving morning with arrivals before 8:00 AM.

A.       Joe Louis Parking Garage

(Because it is on the course, may be inaccessible after 7:00 AM)

> Take I-75, exiting on Rosa Park Blvd. Head south to Jefferson.
> Turn Left on E. Jefferson.
> Garage will be on the left.
To avoid runners when leaving, go west on Jefferson to Rosa Parks Blvd. Follow signs to freeways.

B.        Joe Louis Executive Lot

(Because it is on the course, inaccessible 6:15-10:30 AM)
> Take I-75, exiting on Rosa Park Blvd. Head south to Jefferson.
> Turn Left on E. Jefferson.
> Turn Right onto Steve Yzerman Dr.
> Surface lot will be on theright.

C.        Cobo Roof Top Parking

> Take M-10, exiting on the left to Bagley Ave.
> Go slightly left on Bagley to Third St.
> Turn Right on Third St, and follow onto Congress
> Entrance ramp to roof will be on the right.
> NOTE: You will pay at the top of the ramp.

Not recommended if you want to leave early. To reach major road/freeways, you will need to cross Fort St., which is part of the course.

Cobo Underground Parking

> Follow Roof Top directions onto Third St.
> Continue south on Third to Fort St.
> Turn left onto Fort St. to Washington Blvd.
> Turn right onto Washington Blvd.
> Ramp to Underground will be on your right in front of Cobo Center.

When exiting, you can only go north on Washington Blvd. Take Larned east to Griswold. Then south to Jefferson, east to I-375.

D.        Beaubien Place Garage

> Take I-75 South to I-375 South to Jefferson West
> Turn Left onto Beaubien, garage will be on your left.

When exiting, reverse route, going Beaubien to Jefferson to I-375.

E.        1200 Sixth St. Parking

> Take I-75, exiting on Rosa Park Blvd. Head south to Abbott
> Left on Abbott to Brooklyn
> Lots will be on your right, between Brooklyn and Sixth St.

When exiting, reverse direction, or go south on 6th to Lafayette. Left on Lafayette to Lodge Service Drive North.

Many other parking structures and lots in the downtown area are open for the race and the Parade. All parking fees are the responsibility of the participant.