NEW 2017 Race Day Parking & Transportation Information

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Be Prepared For Race Morning

Due to Road Closures and heavy race morning traffic, cars should be parked by 5:30 a.m. PLAN AHEAD AND LEAVE EARLY!

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Start Line is located on 14th Street & Pacific Ave. The Finish Line is on the Boardwalk at 13th Street. The Start and the Finish are now approximately two blocks apart and are within walking distance to many nearby hotels. For anyone driving, please read all information carefully and visit the Information Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo for answers to your parking questions.

NEW Sunday Half Marathon Race Day Parking & Transportation

Sunday, September 3
Start Line: 14th Street & Pacific Ave
Finish Line: Boardwalk at 13th Street
Start Time: 7:00am
Finish Line Festival: On the beach between 16th & 18th Street

Oceanfront Parking

There are multiple options for Oceanfront Resort parking for race morning and easy walking distance to the new half marathon start line. Runners and spectators will be responsible for finding their own parking. The recommended lots noted will be open by 5 a.m. on race day (Sunday) and will be available for participant/spectator parking for $10. Payment will be accepted upon entrance to the garage.

Depending on garage/lot location, participants can walk to the Start or take the Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) bus. For more information on the HRT bus route, please scroll below.

For directions to these lots, please click here.

9th Street Garage (.4 miles from the Start)
200 9th St.
610 total spaces


19th Street (.5 miles from the Start)
300 19th St.
534 total spaces

19thSt N and S 144x86

25th Street Garage (.8 miles from the Start)
336 25th St.


31st Street Garage (1.2 miles from the Start)
209 30th St.
532 total spaces


Rudee Loop Lots*
104 Atlantic Ave
*Must by parked in lot before 6am
Lot not accessible from 6am-12pm on Sunday, September 3
Cars parked in lots cannot exit until after 12pm

For more information on the HRT bus route, please scroll below.

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Bus to the Start

NEW in 2017 – Take the HRT Bus along the Oceanfront to Start
If you are staying or live near the Virginia Beach resort area along the ocean, you can walk to the Start or take our the Hampton Roads Transit bus (HRT), which will run along the Oceanfront from 4:30 AM to 6:00 AM. Pick up stops will be approximately every two blocks along Atlantic Ave. Drop off location will be right next to the start line on 11th Street & Atlantic Ave.

Bus stop locations going southbound on Atlantic: 41st, 40th 1/2, 39th, 38th, 36th, 34th, 31st, 29th, 26th, 24th 1/2, 22nd 1/2, 20th 1/2, 19th, 17th, 15th.

Bus stop locations going northbound on Atlantic: 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th.

Purchase your HRT bus tickets in advance!

HRT bus tickets are $4 for daily rides (unlimited). Children under the age of 17 who ride with an adult are free. You must present your bus ticket upon boarding the bus. Tickets are available for purchase at the Health & Fitness Expo from Friday-Saturday at RNR Booth #344.

Beat the lines and purchase your bus ticket in advance by clicking here.

If you pay race morning, exact fare is required.


Shuttle from the Campgrounds

To the Start from Campgrounds
Free shuttle service will be offered for anyone staying at the Holiday Trav-L-Park or KOA Campgrounds. Shuttles will run from 4:30 AM to 6:00 AMTHERE WILL BE NO CAMPGROUND BUSES AFTER 6 AM DUE TO ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE RACE. Shuttles will pick up at the campground entrances.

Post race shuttles will not be provided back to the campgrounds after the race. We encourage to use Rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft.

Runner Drop Off

If you are being dropped off at the Start, there are two locations available!

  • 17th Street & Pacific Ave
  • 9th Street & Pacific Ave

After drop off, cars can park in nearby private lots or Oceanfront Resort parking (see above). If you choose this option, be prepared to arrive early as parking in these lots is very limited. Runners must be dropped off by 5:30 a.m. to avoid road closures.

After the Race

HRT bus will be running normal hours and routes along the Oceanfront and easy walking distance to public garages and hotels. Pick up is every 15 minutes at the designated HRT bus stops. The bus will run from 8:30am-4:00pm.


If you are staying or live in the Virginia Beach resort area, it is strongly recommended that you walk to your chosen race viewing location. The Start, Finish and much of the race course are within walking distance of the oceanfront hotels. If you must drive and park, there are parking lots with limited parking available near the Start and around the resort area.

Saturday 5K and Mile on the Sand Race Day Parking

Saturday, September 2
5K Start Line: 21st Street & Atlantic Ave
5K Finish Line: 13th Street & Boardwalk
Start Time: 7:00am

Mile on the Sand Start/Finish Line: On the beach, 19th Street
Mile on the Sand Start Time: 8:30am
Finish Line Festival: On the beach between 16th and 18th Street

Parking lots at 19th Street between Arctic and Pacific Ave. will open at 5 a.m. on Saturday for participant/spectator parking for $10. Payment will be accepted upon entrance to the lots. These lots are within walking distance to the Start/Finish for the Mile.