Directions & Parking

Race Day Directions & Parking

Start Line Locations

Petco Park
100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

  • All Half Marathon and Relay Leg 1 participants will start from Petco Park.  View the San Diego Half Marathon Start Line in Google Maps
  • ALL Relay Leg 2 participants will be shuttled from Petco Park to NTC Park
  • ALL 5K participants will be shuttled from Petco Park to the 5K Start Line on University Avenue.

Note: For Expo Directions & Parking, visit the Sport, Health & Fitness Expo page.

2014 Driving Directions

If arriving by passenger vehicle, choose your parking option first, then select the route that is best for you. The Trolley is also a great option and is listed after the Paid Parking options below.

Petco Park is accessible from the I-5 Freeway.
Traveling I-5 southbound from North County or central San Diego
Exit at the Front Street Exit, 10th Avenue Exit or Imperial Exit to access the below listed parking lots. 

For those traveling northbound on I-5, exit at J Street.

Coming from the east
Exit onto the 94 Fwy and turn south onto 16th St to Imperial Ave.

2014 Parking Options

ALL METERED STREET PARKING IS FREE on Sundays in downtown San Diego.

Paid Parking Options (see map below):

  1. Tailgate Lot (use for ‘Shuttle to 5K Start’) — $10; Enter & exit this surface lot from K St & 13th Street. Access from southbound 10th Ave, make a left on Park Blvd & keep right onto K Street. Or, enter Imperial Ave between 12th Ave & 14th St.
  2. 6th & K Parkade — $1/hr. (max $15); 
Located at 289 6th Ave. Enter & exit via 6th Avenue. Access by driving southbound on 6th Ave from Market St.
  3. MTS Garage — $10; Located on 1100 Imperial Ave (Imperial at 11th Ave). Access by driving westbound on Imperial Ave.
  4. 8th & Harbor Garage — $15; Enter this garage via Harbor Dr. There is pedestrian access to Petco Park via a pedestrian bridge. Access by driving westbound on Harbor Dr. from Cesar Chavez or southbound on Harbor Dr. from Front St.
  5. Convention Center Garage — $15; Located at 111 West Harbor Drive. Enter & exit this garage via Harbor Dr. There is access to Petco Park via a pedestrian bridge at 5th Ave. Access by driving westbound on Harbor Dr. from Cesar Chavez Pkwy or southbound on Harbor Dr. from Front St.
  6. Padres Parkade— $10; 
 Entrance to this garage is on 10th Ave between Island & J Street. Exit from this garage is on 11th Ave between Island Ave & J Street. Access by driving southbound from the I-5 10th Ave exit.
  7. Park It On Market – $1/hr. (max $15); Garage is located just north of the Block Party. Enter on 6th or 7th Avenue, north of Market St.

START LINE PARKING MAP

Please Note: Use caution when using online map services for driving directions, as they do not account for race road closures. For family & friends arriving on Sunday after 6:30 AM, please use 10th St or Imperial Ave to access the parking lots. Reserved parking for the disabled will be along 6th Ave, adjacent to the Gaslamp Block Party.

Ride The Trolley

The MTS Trolley network is an attractive option for those traveling from the north, east or south. On race day, plan to arrive at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station.

    • The MTS Transit Center is located within 300 yards of Petco Park.
    • A trolley 2-way pass or Day Pass is approximately $5.00.

Trolleys arrive at Petco Park in plenty of time prior to the race, as follows:

    • Blue Line northbound (San Ysidro to Petco Park) arrives at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:31 AM, 6:01 AM & 6:31 AM.
    • Green Line (Santee/Qualcomm Stadium to Petco Park) arrives at 12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:26 AM, 5:56 AM, & 6:26 AM.
    • Orange Line southbound (El Cajon to Petco Park) arrives at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:57 AM & 6:27 AM.
    • For more detailed arrival/departure times & a list of stations with free parking, please visit: http://www.sdmts.com.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Drop-off & pick-up zones are located on the northeast side of Petco Park. Use 10th Ave between Park Blvd & K St. The drop-off for private charter buses is located on the west side of 14th St between K St & Imperial Ave (enter from K St.).

Travel Information

The San Diego Half Marathon starts and finishes within four miles of the San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field).  Airport code: SAN

Weather

San Diego enjoys beautiful weather all year round!  In March, the average monthly temperature is 66º F. Visit the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau or Weather.com to check the forecast closer to race day.

Preferred Hotels for 2014


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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter


401 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 619.231.4040
Located 2 1/2 blocks from start line and adjacent to the finish line.

  • Special race rates: Single rooms – $185/night (increases to special rate of $199 when early bird room block sells out)
  • To book a room, click here for online reservations or call 1-800-HILTONS and mention you are a San Diego Half Marathon participant.  Must book by February 13, 2014 for special rates.

Omni Hotel


675 L Street
San Diego, California 92101
PH: (619) 231-6664
Located next to start line and 2 1/2  blocks from the finish line. 

  • Special race rates: Single/Double rooms – $219; Triple rooms – $239
  • To book a room, click here. Must book by February 5, 2014 for special rates.

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter


660 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: (800) 228-9290
Located 1 block from start line and 1 1/2 blocks from the finish line.

  • Special race rate: $189/night
  • To book a room, call 1-877-622-3056 and ask for the “San Diego Half Marathon” group rate or click here to book online. Must book by Feburary 6, 2014 for special rate.

Horton grand hotel


311 Island Street
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 800.542.1886
Located approximately 4 blocks from the start line and 2 blocks from the finish line.

  • Special rates from just $159/night.
  • To book a room, click here and use booking code: SD Marathon
  • Or, call 1-800-542-1886 and mention the San Diego Half Marathon when booking.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina


1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 619.291.2900
Located approximately 4 miles from start line and finish line.

  • Book by February 7th for special rates starting from $189/night
  • To book a room, click here

Hotel Solamar

435 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 619.819.9500
Located 2 blocks from start line and 1 1/2 blocks from the finish line.

  • Use special race booking code to receive 15% off the Best Available Rate.
  • To book, visit the Hotel Solamar website. Select “Reservations.” Select your desired check-in and check-out dates.
  • Input the code CRX in the “Rate Code or Global Business ID” box. Click the “Book Now” button and you will see alist of different room types and discounted rates available.
  • Available for online reservations only

Hotel Indigo

509 9th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 619.727.4000
Located 5 blocks from start line and 6 blocks from the finish line.

  • Special race rate: $165/night
  • For reservations please call 1-877-846-3446 and reference the San Diego Half Marathon or visit this link.

HILTON SAN DIEGO AIRPORT/HARBOR ISLAND

1960 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 619.291.6700
Located 4.2 miles from start line and finish line.

  • Special race rate: $109/night.
  • For reservations, click here.  Must reserve rooms by 2/14/14.

Other Nearby Hotels

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 619.234.1500
Located 5 1/2 blocks from start line.

Holiday Inn San Diego on the Bay

1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
PH: 619.232.3861
Located 1.5 miles from start line.