Athlete and Spectator Parking
We strongly recommend that athletes stay overnight in Niagara Falls before the race and take the shuttle to the start in Welland. This will make for a less stressful day and provide you with a very easy way to head home after the race. There are plenty of hotels to choose from and most are only minutes away from the Upper Rapids parking area (aprox. 800m from the Finish), from where shuttle buses will be leaving to take you to Welland.
If you have friends and family coming they can drive you to Welland, cheer you on at our “Pit Stop” areas, then drive to Niagara Falls to park in the Upper Rapids parking area. The parking area is located right on the run course and less than a kilometer from the Finish. The $10 parking fee can be paid when you pick-up your race kit on Saturday in Welland or they can pay at the parking lot on race day. There will be IN/OUT privileges on race day. Sorry, spectators will not be able to use the shuttle bus service. Spectators can drive from Niagara Falls to Welland in approximately 20 minutes.
Shuttle Bus Schedule Two Options
Pre-Race From Niagara Falls to Welland – RACE DAY from 6:00AM to 7:40AM
Starting at 6:00AM, shuttle buses will run every 20 minutes from Niagara Falls to the start in Welland. After arriving in Welland you can make a last minute check on your bike and bike gear bag and then head down to the swim.
On race morning drive to the Upper Rapids parking area ($10 parking ticket can be purchased on Saturday in Welland at race kit pick-up), get on the shuttle bus and relax. The shuttle bus drive to Welland should take less 20 minutes. After the race you will be able to walk from T2 to your car and head home. This makes for the It makes for an very easy exit after the race.
If you do not want to use the shuttle bus on race morning we suggest you drive there with someone who can then make their own way back to Niagara Falls.
If you are planning on driving to Welland on race morning we strongly recommend arranging your own transportation for maximum flexibility.