Click on a location below for information about the race route, parking, and local attractions!

Market Street

This is where it all begins…and ends! Market Street will be the center of the action for the Start and Finish of the LKSR. Here you’ll be able to see the machines before they begin and meet their creators. During the race, our judges and announcer will keep you entertained with (probably accurate and most likely dramatically reenacted) updates from our course marshals, and don’t miss the big finish!


There is street parking all over Downtown Lowell or CLICK HERE for a map of local garages with rates.


We love Market Street in Lowell! There is so much to do and see, but here’s a short list of the local businesses in the immediate area of the Start/Finish Line!

Lowell National Historic Park Visitor Center
Gallery Z
Salon City
Athenian Corner Restaurant & Lounge
UnchARTed Gallery / Cafe
Brew’d Awaking Coffeehaus
Market Street Market
Wings Over Lowell
Mandarin Asian Bistro


Mud Obstacle



Water Obstacle

A huge part of the success of a kinetic sculpture is its ability to float! Machines will enter the water at Lowell Heritage State Park Beach, and must navigate out to a buoy, before returning back to shore. This is sure to be one of the most exciting vantage points of the race!