Information posted below is for the 2017 Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Additional information for the 2017 course will be added in the coming weeks.  Please note, information provided on this page is subject to change.

 

Community Information

Download a map and details about road closures and community access specific to your neighborhood!

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Waze

DOWNLOAD AND USE THE FREE WAZE APP ON YOUR SMART PHONE FOR YOUR STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS ON RACE DAY TO AVOID ROAD CLOSURES!

 

Be Aware. Plan Ahead

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

  • The Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and Saturday 5K will bring more than 30,000 runners and walkers to San Diego, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators, family and friends.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! San Diego residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the San Diego Convention Center, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.
  • Returning in 2017, a 5K will take place on Saturday, June 3 at Balboa Park. Most of the road closures will be inside the Park. Minimal closures will take place on 6th Avenue.

Road Closures

Most road closures and detours on Sunday will be in effect between the hours of 5:00 am and 2:30 pm. At 5:00 am, Police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course. The marathon and 1/2 marathon begin at 6:15 am. Streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Please review the road closure grid and course map for more information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

Freeway and Ramp Closures

On Sunday, freeway and ramp closures associated with the courses may impact your travel on race day. Please note, southbound SR-163 will remain OPEN to I-5. Freeway/ramp closures and times are subject to change. Please review our freeway and ramp closure grid for more information.

Interactive Road Closure Map

To view a map that outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race, please see below.

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Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon community relations team by completing the community contact form

Alternate Access Routes

Access to Popular Destinations

San Diego Airport:

From I-5 South

  • Take San Diego Airport / Sassafras Street exit. This puts you onto Kettner Boulevard.
  • Take Kettner to the traffic light at Sassafras Street and turn right.
    Proceed down the hill to the traffic light at Pacific Highway and turn left.
  • Take Pacific Highway about 1/2 mile to Laurel Street and turn right.
  • Take Laurel Street to the next light, N. Harbor Drive, and turn right.

From I-5 North

  • Take San Diego Airport / Hawthorn Street exit (signs will direct you onto westbound Hawthorn Street).
  • Proceed to N. Harbor Drive and turn right.

Naval Hospital:

From Southbound SR 163

  • Take Park Blvd exit.
  • Turn left onto Park Blvd (northbound).
  • Turn right on Zoo Place.
  • Turn right on Florida Dr.
  • Entrance to the Naval Hospital is located at Bob Wilson Dr.

Zoo/Balboa Park Institutions/Morley Field Facilities :

From Southbound SR 163

  • Take Park Blvd exit.
  • Turn left onto Park Blvd (northbound).
  • Turn left on Presidents Way to access Balboa Park Museums.
  • Continue on Park Blvd and turn left on Zoo Place to reach the San Diego Zoo.

Public Transportation Information

MTS Bus & Trolley Detours

On Sunday, June 4, several MTS bus routes will be on detour. Please find detour information and plan your transit trip for that day, in advance, by visiting sdmts.com or to speak to a Customer Service Representative, please call 511 or (619) 557-4555.

No Parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs approximately 72 hours before the event. Vehicles in violation of posted No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. Here is a full list of No Parking zones.

For More Information

If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.