The Highland Games has provided a great DEAL for marathon runners and their family & friends. Since there is no parking at the finish (except for the Highland Games patrons who pay hefty rates).

Runners and their spectators may purchase a special ticket ONLY available at packet pickup. You will be able to use this ticket to depart a special location in Boone (info available at ticket purchase time).

Round trip is $15 for spectators and one way is available to runners for $5. This special ticket also allows FREE admission into the Highland Games the morning of the race. This is a deal because Games tickets are $25 ! Be advised that this is subject to change each year based on the economy and gas prices. We will update as soon as we know.

Do not park on the side of the road up the Games... you will be towed !

After the race, runners can take the $5 shuttle down to the Boone site and the Grandfather Mtn Marathon will provide a FREE shuttle back to the start of the race at the stadium.

Families with round trip tickets will drive to the Boone shuttle area. Please get shuttle information onsite race day to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience. The shuttle ride will take you the scenic route via the Parkway and over the world famous Linn Cove Viaduct.

Be advised that prices could change, but we should know for sure by June 1st.