Parking is available in the East Garage located approximately 1/2 a block from the start line. There are two entrances to the East Garage. One is off the South Mall Arterial the other is on Eagle Street, just off of Madison Avenue. When you exit the parking garage walk up the Madison Ave hill to the starting line. This parking is free and you do not need a permit to use this garage on the weekends.
East Garage- More info
Parking is also available in the V lot (Visitors lot) of the Empire State Plaza. The cost for parking is $5.00. You can take an elevator from the parking lot to the concourse of the Empire State Plaza where race registration will be.
Street parking may also be an option, however it is limited and several streets will be closed off and have restricted parking due to the Race. Please be respectful of those who live in the neighborhood and refrain from parking in private lots or blocking driveways.
5K Course Map **NEW**
A last minute change has been made to the 2016 Course. Due to construction on South Lake Avenue and in consultation with the Albany Police Department, we had to detour the course to avoid Lake Avenue. The change is minor. The race now turns down edgewood ave instead of lake avenue. The course has been certfied by the USATF at a 5K distance.
2 Mile Walk
The 2 Mile Walk Kicks off on Madison Ave between S. Swan streets and the museum overpass. Strollers are allowed during the 2 mile walk (not during the 5k). The walk heads up Madison Ave, turns right at Swan St., right at state street and then into the Plaza to walk laps around the plaza.