Race Day Transportation

Race Day Transportation

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

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 scheduled bus is full, you will need to take a cab or Uber, or have a friend drop you off in the auto drop zone at Domaine Carneros. There is NO PARKING near the start. Free parking is provided at main Sonoma and Napa bus locations. If you are forced to leave a car, the closest spot will be on the shoulder of Old Sonoma Road approximately one mile from the start. NO return transportation will be provided to this location.

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 – 1221 Duhig Rd, Napa)


Downtown Sonoma – 216 1st St. East
1 block north of Sonoma Plaza – Next to Little League Field. Parking available in Veterans Building Parking Lot
5:20am to 6:25am
Buses depart every 5 minutes. See Parking below

Sonoma Mission Inn
100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma
5:40am and 5:55am ONLY


Best Western Inn at the Vines
100 Soscol Ave, Napa
5:30am to 6:20am
Buses depart every 10 minutes.
Parking available at Napa Valley College (1/3 mile) or South Napa Marketplace Mall or Movie Theater Lots (1/4 mile – obey signs) – Do NOT park at Inn at the Vines or Denny’s parking lots (ticket or tow).

Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa
3425 Solano Ave Napa
Marriott and Hilton Garden HOTEL GUESTS ONLY!
5:40am, 6:00am, and 6:15am ONLY


There is ample parking available at Gundlach Bundschu Winery for 5K participants. Please park in the designated lot at the bottom of the driveway just inside the gate and walk up the driveway to the 5K start line. All cars MUST be in by 7:30am.

There is NO runner drop off for autos at the GunBunFunRun 5K start. Cars are not allowed on Denmark Rd. Runners will need to be dropped on the shoulder of Napa Rd. near Denmark Rd. prior to 7:30am, and walk to the winery.

BUSES TO GUNBUNFUNRUN 5K START – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma


Downtown Sonoma (departs from 216 1st St. East)
Every 5 minutes between 6:45am and 7:05am

Sonoma Mission Inn (100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma)
7:00am ONLY


Half Marathon Start at Cuvaison Winery
7:15 ONLY

Best Western Inn at the Vines (100 Soscol Ave, Napa)
7:00 ONLY

Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa (3425 Solano Ave, Napa)
7:00am ONLY


Buses from the Festival depart approximately every 30 minutes between 9:30am and noon north of the Plaza near the Sonoma Mission on 1st St. East.


Gundlach Bundschu Winery (5K Start – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma)
9:45am, 10:30am, and 11:45am

Sonoma Mission Inn (100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma)
10:00am, 11:00am, and 11:50am


Best Western Inn at the Vines (100 Soscol Ave, Napa)
Approx. every 45 minutes from 9:30am to 12:15pm

Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa (3425 Solano Ave, Napa)
Approx. every 45 minutes from 10:30am to 12:15pm


Runner drop off for the half marathon is located in the lower parking lot of Domaine Carneros off of Duhig Rd. All cars must drop runners in the designated areas in the parking lot only and then depart back out to Duhig Rd. to Hwy 121 due to the high volume of traffic in this congested area. DO NOT drop runners along Hwy 121 or Duhig Rd or you may be ticketed by CHP patrolling the area and yelled at by traffic controllers and other drivers! 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.

Parking Rules

AGAIN, there is absolutely NO parking at Cuvaison or near the start of the half marathon or anywhere on the course. Offending vehicles will be ticketed and towed by CHP and Bonneau towing. Use buses and vehicle drops off zones only. The course is closed to all vehicle traffic! Free parking is available in the designated parking lots and side streets in downtown Sonoma. Do NOT park on SONOMA PLAZA! These spots are reserved for vendors, staff and wineries.
Parking for the GunBunFunRun 5K is available at Gundlach Bundschu Winery. All cars MUST be in by 7:30am.

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July 15, 2018

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