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Parking & Directions


Suggested Parking for the Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot

Congestion will be heavy throughout the downtown area due to the race, Americas Thanksgiving Parade 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 S3 Turkey Trot Expo in Cobo Center opens at 6:00 am. The S3 Turkey Trot cannot be held responsible if you miss the start due to traffic delays.

New Parking App for 2017!

Find parking in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day using the free SpotHero app or by visiting  Make your parking reservation online by searching by address, landmark, or neighborhood, then set the reservation dates and times, as needed.  The map will populate with Detroit parking spots currently available through SpotHero.  Find the rate or location that meets your needs and then click “Book It” to continue and reserve the parking spot.

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

COBO ROOF DECK:  625 West Congress, Detroit 48226.

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

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

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.