Race Day Parking

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Since both Start and Finish are so close to the stadium, use Petco Park’s address at 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 for general driving directions.

If arriving by passenger vehicle, choose your parking option, then select the route that is best for you. The trolley is also a great option and is listed after the Paid Parking below. For a list of road closures and alternate routes, please visit our Traffic Info page.

Driving to Petco Park. Use the I-5 fwy to access the parking areas listed below:

  • If traveling I-5 southbound, use either the 10th Avenue or Imperial Ave Exits.
  • If traveling northbound on I-5, exit at J Street.
  • If traveling from the east, exit onto the 94 Fwy then turn south onto 16th St to Imperial Ave.

*Important*:

  • For Half Marathon or 5K start waves, you will want to use the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge or park at 8th & Harbor Bayfront Hilton Garage, see option 5, below. If you are using our Gear Check you can also opt to cross at 1st Avenue, but please refrain from crossing Harbor Drive until you reach Convention Way and can safely load into your wave from the back of the line.
  • 10K shuttle buses will be located along Imperial Ave, near Park Blvd, and across from Petco’s Home Plate Gate.

Ride Share: Drop-off/pick-up zones are located on 6th Avenue, south of J St.

PARKING OPTIONS

Meters (Free)
All metered parking is free on Sundays in downtown San Diego.

Paid Parking – these rates may vary due to convention activities during our 2022 race weekend.
1. Tailgate Lot — $20; Enter this surface lot from Imperial Ave. at 13th St
2. Lexus Premier Lot — $25; Enter this surface lot from Imperial Ave. at 11th Ave, between Park Blvd and 14th St
3. MTS Garage — $20; Located on 1100 Imperial Ave; Enter this garage from Imperial Ave., between 12th Ave. and 14th St
4. Convention Center Garage — $25; Located at 111 West Harbor Dr. Enter via Harbor Drive from Front St
5. Bayfront Hilton Garage – $20; Located at 1 Park Blvd
6. Padres Parkade— $10; Entrance to this garage is on 10th Ave between Island Ave and J St. Access from I-5 southbound’s 10th Ave. exit.
7. Diamond View Towers – $15. 350 10th Ave (not shown)
8. Park it on Market will be at $15 daily before 6pm, 614 Market St (not shown)
9. Gaslamp City Square is $20 before 6pm, 421 Fourth Ave (not shown)

Note: Use caution when using online map services for driving directions, as they do not account for our race road closures or construction projects.

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 (closest to Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge for half marathon waves and Gear Check for all participants) or Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station (closest to 5K start waves). A trolley 2-way pass or Day Pass is approximately $5.00. For more detailed arrival/departure times and a list of stations with free parking, please visit www.sdmts.com.

Trolleys arrive to the Gaslamp in plenty of time prior to the race, as follows:

  • Blue Line northbound (San Ysidro to 12& Imperial) arrives at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:31am, 6:01am and 6:31am.
  • Green Line (Santee/Qualcomm Stadium to Gaslamp) arrives at Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station at 5:24am, 5:54am, 6:24am and 6:54am and  12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:26am, 5:56am,  6:26am and 6:56am.
  • Orange Line southbound (El Cajon to 12th & Imperial) arrives at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:57am and 6:27am.

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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 (closest to Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge for half marathon waves and Gear Check for all participants) or Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station (closest to 5K start waves). A trolley 2-way pass or Day Pass is approximately $5.00. For more detailed arrival/departure times and a list of stations with free parking, please visit www.sdmts.com.

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

  • Blue Line northbound (San Ysidro to 12& Imperial) arrives at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:31am, 6:01am and 6:31am.
  • Green Line (Santee/Qualcomm Stadium to Gaslamp) arrives at Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station at 5:24am, 5:54am, 6:24am and 6:54am and  12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:26am, 5:56am,  6:26am and 6:56am.
  • Orange Line southbound (El Cajon to 12th & Imperial) arrives at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station at 5:57am and 6:27am.

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