Event Location

The starting line for both the half marathon and 5K is at the intersection of Harbor Drive & 5th Avenue in downtown San Diego. The pre-race staging area for the Half Marathon is in the Petco Park Lexus Premier parking lot. The start line is accessed ONLY from this area via the pedestrian bridge over Harbor Drive. The 5K start line staging area is on the pad at the corner of L Street and 5th Avenue. Follow the direction of event personnel to load into the 5K start line corral via Harbor Dive & 5th Avenue.

The finish line for both the 5K and Half Marathon is at the intersection of 5th Avenue & K Street, near the Hilton – San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

See the Event Key Areas Map here for an overview of the entire event area.  


Parking Options

Meters (Free)

All metered parking is free on Sundays in downtown San Diego. Some roads in and around downtown will not be available for parking on event day, so be sure to check for No Park signs before parking. Towing will be enforced in no park areas.

Paid Parking – there are many lots located downtown. Below are a few closest to the event. For more lots, hours, and rates, visit Parkopedia

Tailgate Padres Parking Lot – 1235 K Street

6th & K Parkade  – 289 6th Avenue (There are two entrances on 6th Ave. Both will be accessible on event morning.)

Padres Parkade on 10th – 440 Eleventh Ave

MTS AutoPark Public Parking – Trolley Plaza

Diamond View Towers – 350 10th Avenue

Park it on Market – 614 Market Street 

Ride the Trolley

The MTS Trolley network is an excellent option! On race day, plan to arrive at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station (closest to the half marathon staging location) or Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station (closest to the 5K staging location). A trolley 2-way pass or Day Pass is approximately $5.00. For exact arrival/departure times and a list of stations with free parking, please visit www.sdmts.com.

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