IronMan is coming to Traverse City on Sunday, August 25, 2019! We are pleased to welcome a great event that promotes health and wellness in the region. However, the event will have significant street closures and parking lot closures leading up to and through the event.
Please see the following outline and check back often for up-to-date details and on IronMan that relate to street closures, parking lot closures, parking, and more.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
8 am: Open Space set up begins
Wednesday, August 21, 2019*
8 am: Lot RB closed through Sunday, August 25th
*Cars towed to Lot E, behind Post Office
Thursday, August 22, 2019*
4 pm: Begin staging in Lot T
6 pm: Full set up in Lot T, closed to public through Sunday, August 25th
*Cars will be towed to Lot E, behind Post Office
Friday, August 23, 2019*
8 am: Markers for swim buoy placement in West Bay
4 pm: Begin staging in Lot B
6 pm: Full set up in Lot B, north side of parking lot, closed to public through Sunday, August 25th
*Cars will be towed to Lot E and Lot J
Saturday, August 24, 2019*
6 am – 1 pm: Cass Street closed between Grandview Parkway and alley
6 am: Full Lot B closure (Farmers Market and remains closed for IronMan through August 25th)
8 am: Swim buoys are installed in West Bay
10 am – 5 pm: Union Street closed between Grandview and to alley north of E. Front Street (same as how the National Cherry Festival does their closure)
10 pm: Full street closure on 200 block of E. Front Street, Park to Cass (through August 25th)
10 pm: Lot V closure
*Cars towed off of the 200 block on Saturday evening at 10 pm will be towed to Lot E, behind the Post Office
Sunday, August 25, 2019 (RACE DAY)*
5 am – 10 am: Traffic to/from Clinch Marina and boat launch are closed
4 am & 5 am: Street Closures – Details HERE
(For businesses located on the north side of the 100 and 200 block of E. Front St. with private parking; you may access your parking before 9:15 am. Please call the Downtown Office at 922.2050 for details.)
Park Street: Remains open at Grandview Parkway until 7 am to allow access to the Hardy Parking Garage
10 pm: One lane of 200 block of is opened to traffic
*All cars towed on Sunday, August 25th will be towed to Thirlby Field
Monday, August 26, 2019
7 am: Street fully reopened
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Open Space is cleared
Parking Will Be Limited
On race day, racers will arrive in Downtown Traverse City around 4 am. IronMan organizers expect public parking to be full at that time by race participants.
It is strongly recommended that the utilization of Destination Downtown or BATA’s free park and ride option, The Bayline, are sought for this particular day. However, the DDA is closing Lot V at 10 pm on Saturday, August 24th and reopening at 9 am on Sunday, August 25th for the use of Downtown employees. The lot will be occupied on a first come first serve basis.
If you are a Downtown Employee and need to access parking earlier than 9 am, please contact the parking office at 922.0241.
Please note, if your car is parked along the route, on any closed streets or parking lots, it will be towed. See the above information on street closures as to where cars will be towed.
Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market Details
The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market will remain in Lot B on Saturday, August 24th. IronMan will occupy the western portion of the parking lot for set up. Vendors will shift to the north, west, and also be placed along Cass Street.
The Early Bird Gets The Worm!
The first 400 customers at The Market will receive $5 Market Dollars, courtesy of IronMan on Saturday, August 24th only.
Accessing The Market
By Car: Due to IronMan occupying Lot T (next to the farmers market lot) on Saturday, August 24, parking in the immediate area around The Market will not be available. Lot A (south of the river behind businesses on Front Street) will remain open. To view a parking map, click here.
By Bike: Norte’s Bike Valet will located on the Cass Street Bridge.
By Foot: The easiest way to access The Market will by via Cass Street.