There is a runner drop area but absolutely NO parking at the start of the half marathon! All participants will either need to take a bus to the start or be dropped off in the Runner Drop at Domaine Carneros. There is a viewing area at mile 2 on Las Amigas Rd. and cars can be parked temporarily on the side of that road.
Spectators that wish to view the start of the race at Cuvaison must be dropped off or take a bus to the start from one of the transportation areas. Buses will be provided to Sonoma Plaza for spectators after the start of the race.
Bus transportation to the start area is provided from Sonoma and Napa. Arrive early for bus transportation to avoid lines or full buses and allow time for warm up. Buses are for runners only. NO spectators please. Buses drop on the shoulder of Duhig Rd near Domaine Carneros.
IMPORTANT: If the last bus fills up from a location then you will need to be dropped off by vehicle. There is NO parking at the start!
Please note that Team Challenge buses are not indicated here, they depart to Start Area from Team Challenge partner hotels.
BUSES TO START AREA (Cuvaison Carneros Winery)
FROM SONOMA216 1st St East, Sonoma
1 block north of Sonoma Plaza – Next to Little League Baseball Fields
5:20am to 6:25am
Buses depart every 5 minutes. See Parking below
FROM NAPABest Western Inn at the Vines
100 Soscol Ave, Napa
5:30am to 6:20am
Buses depart every 10 minutes. Parking is available at the mall across the street.
Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa
3425 Solano Ave Napa
5:40am & 6:15am ONLY
BUSES TO GUNBUNFUNRUN 5K START
Bus transportation to the GunBunFunRun 5K start line will be provided from the half marathon start (departs from the lower lot of Domaine Carneros) and from Downtown Sonoma (departs from 216 1st St. East) between 6:55am and 7:15am.
RETURNING BUSESPassenger Pickup at 1st St. East at E. Spain next to the Barracks on the corner. Team Challenge return buses load in front of Sonoma Plaza on 1st St. East.
Buses from the Festival depart approximately every 30 minutes between 9:30am and 12:15pm.
RUNNER DROP OFF
Runner drop off is located in the lower parking lot of Domaine Carneros off of Duhig Rd. All cars must drop runners and keep moving due to the high volume of traffic in this congested area. There will be staff directing runners to the start line. There is NO parking at the start and there is little room for spectators. We suggest parking along Las Amigas Rd near mile two on the course.
There is absolutely NO driving or parking on the course! A limited number of viewing areas are described below under Designated Viewing Areas, and indicated on the course map.
Sonoma buses pick up on 1st St. East, one block north of Spain St. and Sonoma Plaza, site of the race finish and post-race festival. Parking is available in the Veterans Building parking lot off of 1st St. West. Limited auxiliary parking is available at Sonoma Valley High School and on side streets in Sonoma. Do not park around the plaza or on the east side of Broadway, as you will be towed.