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Seattle Cherry Blossom Run

Sat March 22 - Sat March 29, 2025 Directions

UW Parking & Transportation Options

Parking Directions to Central Plaza Garage:

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Parking Directions to UW Parking Lot E1:

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Parking Option 1: E1 Parking Lot (10K / Half Marathon - Sunday, March 24th):

$7.55 per stall, all day.

Parking payment at E1 is exclusively by their ticketing machine. PayByPhone is NOT allowed in this lot.
The lot directly adjacent to it, lot E18, DOES take PayByPhone.

Download the PayByPhone app from Apple iTunes or Google Play store.
Or use your mobile phone internet browser and type in and search your country, continue as a guest, enter location code 123182. Then pay.

Parking Option 2: Central Plaza Garage (under Red Square) - (5K / Kids Start Line - Saturday, March 23th & Saturday, March 30th):

$13.00 per stall, using the PayByPhone app or mobile phone internet browser
Use payment code 123211 for Central Plaza Garage.
There is limiting parking at the Central Plaza Garage. Access the parking garage off 15th Ave NE on the west side of the campus. Park and walk out the stairs to the Red Square, look west toward the George Washington Statue.

No paying at the gate! 

*For this large event, we strongly encourage carpooling / ride sharing / Lyft or Uber and taking public transportation!

The nearest Link Train station is the U-District Station (light rail)! Park at any park and ride lot and head to the U-District Station in minutes, and you will be 0.4 mile walk to the Start and Finish lines for the 5K run/walk & Sip n' Stroll! 

Limited street neighborhood parking is available near ALL Start Lines.

Directions to Northgate Light Rail Station (our recommendation): Click

Are you looking for the race course maps: Click HERE

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