Participant Info

The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information and interactive displays.

Pick up some last-minute essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Brooks Official Merchandise Store.

  • Date: May 31 – June 1, 2019
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center, Halls D - F
  • Expo Hours:
    Friday, May 31: 11:00am – 7:00pm
    Saturday, June 1: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Directions: For directions, please visit the San Diego Convention Center website
  • Parking: Parking at the San Diego Convention Center is available for a daily fee and will apply on both Friday and Saturday. This fee is issued by the San Diego Convention Center. There are alternate lots and parking meters available in downtown San Diego. The San Diego Trolley Green line has two stops (Convention Center and Gaslamp Quarter) directly in front of the San Diego Convention Center
  • Free and open to the public
  • All registered participants must attend Athlete Check-In and pick-up their own individual materials. Bibs will not be given to friends or family members under any circumstance.

**For participant inquiries, please contact our customer service department with questions and concerns.

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please visit our Exhibitor Information page or contact us at [email protected].


What's New at 2019 Expo


2019 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Press Conference 


  • 2019 Boston Marathon Champion Lawrence Cherono
  • Olympic silver medalist and Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi
  • President & CEO at San Diego Tourism Authority Joe Terzi

Day: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 11:30am – 12:15pm

Location: Rock ‘n’ Roll Main Stage



Autograph Signing with Meb Keflezighi 

Featuring: Meb Keflezighi

Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of our time, Meb Keflezighi brings a higher meaning to “going the distance.” From his arrival in America as a refugee from war-torn East Africa to his victorious finish at the emotionally charged 2014 Boston Marathon — now as a proud and patriotic American — Meb has secured not only his place in history, but also in the hearts and minds of millions. Meb wil be signing copies of his new book 26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career.

Day: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth



2019 San Diego Legacy Runners Presentation  

Featuring: Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Legacy Runners

San Diego is the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series, and this year’s Legacy Runners have been a part of our epic summer run for more than 20 years straight since it’s inception in 1998. Their dedication and contributions to the running community, and their loyalty to Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon, will be celebrated with a special presentation at Expo with a fun and entertaining ceremony at the Rock ‘n’ Roll main stage. This event will be hosted by Ann Wessling with special appearances from Meb Keflezighi, our Race Director and a surprise grand finale at the end of the ceremony.                                                                

Day: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Rock ‘n’ Roll Main Stage


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