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Parking & Directions

Suggested Parking for the 2021 Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot


Congestion will be heavy throughout the downtown area on Thanksgiving morning due to the race, America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner-White, 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 Race Central in the TCF Center (formerly Cobo) opens at 6:00am.  The Turkey Trot cannot be held responsible if you miss the start due to traffic delays.

There are locations we suggest that have access to and from the Start Area on Griswold and the Finish at the TCF Center.

TCF ROOF DECK: 625 West Congress, Detroit 48226. (While there is a designated departure route to avoid cutting the course, traffic may be delayed due to runner traffic on Fort and Jefferson.)

TCF WASHINGTON BLVD. GARAGE : 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit 48226. Conveniently located beneath TCF Center, with access off Jefferson and Washington Blvd.

CENTER GARAGE (SP+ Parking): 414 Renaissance Drive West, Detroit 48243 (formerly Miller Garage).  Next to the GM Renaissance Center.  Easy Access from Jefferson Ave.  There is an additional entrance on Bates, just north of Atwater.

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

While the TCF Center is not included, several parking apps offer an easy option to reserve a parking place and pre-pay.  Discounted prices are sometimes available., SpotHero and ParkWhiz are three of the parking apps available for download to your mobile device.

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