Getting to the Expo

Friday, June 1st | 11am – 7pm
Saturday, June 2nd | 9am – 5pm

San Diego Convention Center
111. W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

1. Parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center for $15 per day
2. San Diego Trolley Green Line has two stops: Convention Center or Gaslamp Quarter
3. Walk from Downtown hotels

Race Day Parking & Transportation






Getting Around the City


Ride the Red Trolley

If you’re staying in and around downtown San Diego, Mission Valley or just east of the city, the iconic bright red trolley is a great choice. The San Diego Trolley provides convenient services from key locations including the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Convention Center, crisscrossing through downtown and out to Old Town, Mission Valley, El Cajon and Santee.

There are three trolley lines (Blue, Orange and Green) that service the downtown San Diego communities and beyond, covering 51 miles of track, and 53 stations total. Fares run from $1.50 to $3 one-way and trolleys run an average of every 15 minutes, 7 minutes during peak and 30 minutes during off-peak hours.

For current information on Bus and Trolley Service, visit the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

San Diego Trolley/Qualcomm Stadium
  1. You can park at Qualcomm Stadium for FREE & ride the trolley to County Center/Little Italy station. Round trip trolley tickets are available for $5 through the Compass Cloud mobile app, $6 at the Expo, or at any trolley station kiosk (cash only). That trolley ride is approximately 23 minutes long and begins running at 4:08 AM and will continue to run every 7-8 minutes race morning. From County Center/Little Italy station you can either:
    • Walk approximately 1.5 miles to the start line OR
    • Purchase a $5 shuttle wristband online and ride that to the start line
  1. You can also purchase pre-paid parking for $15 within a few blocks of the finish line online. From those parking garages you can either:
  • Walk approximately 1.5 miles to the start line OR
  • Purchase a $5 shuttle wristband online and ride that to the start line

Pre-Paid Parking Passes

  • Parking passes must be pre-purchased online or at the expo, while supplies last (not available to buy on race day).
  • Online sales close on Wednesday, May 31st at 12:00pm PT and must be picked up at the Expo.
  • Vehicles must be parked between 4am-6am.
  • Garage assignments and directions will be given at the time of pickup. All garages are within a few blocks of the finish line festival at Waterfront Park.
  • Plan for traffic delays – it will be very important to use the route outlined on the parking pass.

Shuttle Wristbands

  • Shuttle wristbands must be pre-purchased online or at the expo (not available to buy on race day).
  • Online sales close on Wednesday, May 31st at 12:00pm PT and must be picked up at the Expo.
  • Pre-race shuttles heading to the start line will run continuously between 4:30am – 6:00am
  • Please note there are NO post race shuttles available.
  • There are two shuttle pick-up locations:
    1. Waterfront Park (corner of W. Ash St. and Pacific Hwy) *location closest to pre-paid parking garages, coaster drop off, and trolley drop off
    2. Gaslamp Quarter (7th Ave between K & L streets) *location closest to participants staying in downtown hotels in the Gaslamp area

Old Town Trolley

A great way to get around many of the main tourist areas of San Diego is the Old Town Trolley Tours. The Trolley stops at 11 places including Old Town, Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Little Italy and Balboa Park. They also offer a La Jolla and Mission Bay route. You can either ride on the full two-hour narrated historic tour, or hop on and off at different stops throughout the day. They also offer two-day passes and combination options with SEAL Tours.


Hop on the Coaster

Monday through Sunday, the North County Transit District’s Coaster trains connect downtown San Diego and Old Town with coastal communities throughout the county including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. These trains offer visitors car-free access to some of the most charming beach communities in the region as well as a relaxing ride with breathtaking coastal scenery. There are more than 20 trains that run on weekdays with additional service on weekends. The entire coaster route from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot downtown takes about an hour. An adult round-trip fare from downtown San Diego to Oceanside is $11, and children aged 5 and under ride free.


*New for 2017 – Recommended for North County Coastal residents:

Take the coaster to the Santa Fe Depot Station You will then need to walk over to Waterfront Park (corner of W. Ash St. and Pacfic Hwy) to jump on a shuttle to the start line. You can show your Coaster ticket in place of a shuttle wristband for a complimentary ride. You can also choose to walk approximately 1.5 miles to the start line from Santa Fe Depot Station.

  • Pre-purchase COASTER tickets using the mobile app Compass Cloud
  • The cost of a round-trip ticket on the COASTER will depend on where you get on, but the most it will be (leaving from the north end to the south), is $11 for a round-trip ticket.

Race Morning Schedule

4:10 am                              Oceanside Transit Center

4:14 am                              Carlsbad Village

4:20 am                              Carlsbad Poinsettia

4:26 am                              Encinitas

4:32 am                              Solana Beach

4:41 am                              Sorrento Valley

5:01 am                              Old Town Transit Center

5:09am                               San Diego/Santa Fe Depot

From the Finish Line Festival, walk to the Santa Fe Depot Station. In addition to the normal operating North bound Sunday schedule, there will be a special early race day COASTER times available:

11:32 am                            San Diego/Santa Fe Depot

11:39 am                            Old Town Transit Center

12:04 pm                           Sorrento Valley

12:14 pm                            Solana Beach

12:20 pm                           Encinitas

12:29 pm                           Carlsbad Pointsettia

12:35 pm                           Carlsbad Village

12:39 pm                           Oceanside Transit Center


Walk From Downtown Hotels

Participants staying in the downtown hotels are encouraged to walk to the start area, or pre-purchase a $5 shuttle wristband for the Gaslamp location online. Please note, there are no post race shuttles.

Runner Drop Off & Pick Up (Includes Taxis)
  1. Particpants choosing to get dropped off/picked up should expect heavy traffic
    and delays at the freeway off ramps. Remember that route roads begin closing
    at 5:00am. Refer to the road clousures found here. Participants can avoid delays by getting real-time traffic and road closure information using the free Waze App. Download it today to get directions to and from the race!
  2. Pre- Race: Drop-off location is at the corner of 5th Ave & Laurel
  3. Post Race: Pickup location is at Pacific Hwy & Cedar Street


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