Half Marathon Start Line Buses
Buses for the Half Marathon start will be loading from the East side of the Traverse City Central High School Parking lot between the Gym entrance (Packet Pick up entrance) and the tennis courts. The parking lot is located off of Eastern Ave. The first bus will leave for the Half Marathon start area at 5:15AM with the last bus leaving at 6:20AM. The ride to the start area will take about ½ hour so runners should plan accordingly to allow themselves plenty of time for warm-up, bagging warm-up clothing, and last minute bathroom breaks at the start area. We need to get 3500 runners to the start area and not everyone can take the last bus so please arrive early so that this process can go as smoothly as possible. Only registered runners in the Half Marathon will be allowed to board the buses. Runners must show their Half Marathon bibs before they will be allowed to board. Please have your bib visible or handy for the bus loading crew.
Lodging Shuttle Buses
We will be providing shuttle buses from area hotels to the TCCHS and back. Shuttle Bus pickup times and stops are listed below. Those staying at other hotels can walk from their hotels to the stops listed. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this service; traffic around the high school is extremely heavy, parking is extremely limited and the whole area is extremely congested. You will have a much more enjoyable Start and Finish for your Bayshore by taking a bus!
Stay tuned for the participant bus schedule closer to the race date. Participant shuttles start at 4:45am.
Stay tuned for the spectator bus schedule closer to the race date. Spectator shuttles start at 5:45am
Return Shuttle Buses
Return shuttles to area lodging begins at 9:30 AM by the tennis courts at Central High School. Last shuttle leaves CHS at Noon.
Course Spectator Buses
To help with road congestion, the Bayshore offers two bus loops for spectators to access key viewing areas. Please view the map on our course page.
6:45am for Gray Rd.
Load bus from driveway near Gym doors. This bus will run a continuous loop from TCCHS with no stops until 9:00am. Last bus leaves Gray Rd. at 10:30am to return to TCCHS. Watch for Gray Rd. tall sign indicating where to wait.
7:30am for Bluewater Rd.
Load bus from driveway near west corner of the school. Watch for Bluewater tall sign indicating where to wait. This bus will run a continuous loop from TCCHS to Bluff Rd. Race Course until 9:00am. Last bus leaves Bluewater Rd. at 10:00am for TCCHS.
Strollers and pets of any kind are NOT permitted on buses. Service animals are welcome. A wheelchair accessible bus is available (please contact us ahead of time for arrangements).