All About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon San Diego

This weekend is the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k! I can’t wait! Looking for more information about #RnRSanDiego including the medals, the course, parking, start times, and all the details? Here you go! Rock n roll San Diego Marathon races

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Medals

First thing is first, here are the medals for Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 2019!

Marathon Medal Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon Medal

Half Marathon Medal San Diego Half Marathon Medal

5k Medal 5k medal

Remix Challenge Medal San Diego Remix Challenge Medal

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Participant Shirts

Rock n Roll San Diego shirts

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Schedule

Here are the expo times, start times, and all the times you could possibly need. 

Health & Fitness Expo Day 1

Fri / 05-31-19 / 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

San Diego Convention Center, Halls D – F

NOTE: All registered participants must attend Athlete Check-In and pick-up their own individual materials. Bibs will not be given to friends or family member’s under any circumstance. All runners must pick up their own packet at the expo. An adult may pick up a packet for a child under 18.

Health & Fitness Expo Day 2

Sat / 06-01-19 / 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Halls D – F

5K presented by Brooks- Sat / 06-01-19 / 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Start: 6th Ave & Palm St. at Balboa Park
Finish: Balboa Dr & Olive St at Balboa Park

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Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, Relay- Sun / 06-02-19 / 6:15 AM – 2:30 PM

Marathon, Half Marathon, 2-Person Half Marathon Relay
Start Time: 6:15am

Start: 6th Ave & Quince St at Balboa Park
Finish: Waterfront Park

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Westin Rock ‘n’ Roll VIP- Sun / 06-02-19 / 5:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Start Line VIP Area: 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM – Balboa Dr. & Quince St.
Finish Line VIP Area: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM – Waterfront Park
 

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Parking Information

Race Day Transportation – Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay

PARK & RIDE OR PARK & WALK

You can park at SDCCU Stadium for FREE & ride the trolley to County Center/Little Italy station. Round trip trolley tickets are available for $5 through the Compass Cloud mobile app, $6 at the Expo, or $5-$7 at any trolley station kiosk ($5 for current Compass Card holders, cash or credit/debit cards accepted). The trolley ride is approximately 23 minutes long and begins running at 4:08 AM and will continue to run every 7-8 minutes race morning.

From County Center/Little Italy station you can either: AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT EXPO ONLY!

  • Walk approximately 1.5 miles uphill to the start line OR
  • Purchase Shuttle Ticket for $6 and ride to the start line
  • You can also Purchase Pre-Paid Parking for $15 within a few blocks of the finish line.
  • Parking passes must be pre-purchased online or at the expo, while supplies last (not available to buy on race day). *Online sales close on Wednesday, May 29, or once sold out.
  • All reserved parking passes must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo, May 31 – June 1, with photo ID.
  • Vehicles must be parked between 4:00 AM and 5:30 AM race morning.
  • Garage assignments and directions will be given at the time of pickup. All garages are within a few blocks of the finish line festival at Waterfront Park. Plan for traffic delays – it will be very important to use the route outlined on the parking pass.

From those parking garages you can either: AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT EXPO ONLY!

  • Walk approximately 1.5 miles uphill to the start line OR
  • Purchase Shuttle Ticket for $6 and ride to the start line

PRE-RACE SHUTTLES:

  • Pre-race shuttle passes to the Start Line from designated locations will be available to purchase for $6 per person.
  • Shuttles will pick up at the locations noted below and take participants directly to the start line.
  • Shuttle wristbands must be pre-purchased ONLINE or at the expo, while supplies last (not available to buy on race day).
  • All shuttle passes must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo, May 31 – June 1, with photo ID.
  • Shuttle passes are limited in capacity and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online sales close on Wednesday, May 29, or once capacity is reached.
  • Pre-race shuttles will run continuously to the Start Line between 4:30 and 6:00 AM.  *There are NO post-race shuttles available.

PRE-RACE SHUTTLE PICK-UP LOCATIONS:

  • Waterfront Park (corner of W Ash St & Pacific Hwy) – location closest to pre-paid parking garages, coaster drop-off and trolley drop-off
  • Gaslamp Quarter (7th Ave between K&L Streets) –  location closest to participants staying in downtown hotels in Gaslamp area

WALKING

Participants staying in the downtown hotels are encouraged to walk to the start area, or Purchase Shuttle Ticket for $6 and ride to the start line for the Gaslamp location. Please note, there are no post race shuttles.

5K PARKING:

Park for free at the Inspiration Point parking lot and then follow the red line to walk to the start area. Follow the blue line to walk to the start area from the 5th Ave trolley station. **parking at Inspiration Point is on a first come first served basis.

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Race Courses 

The half and full marathon courses are point to point races, meaning you start somewhere totally different than where you finish, so park accordingly. 

Marathon Course Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon Course

Half Marathon Course Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon Course

5k Course Rock n Roll San Diego 5k Course

The Spectators!

You guys, this is my absolute favorite part of this race. People set up donuts, mimosas, jello shots, bacon, water, and pretty much anything else you can think of, in front of their homes and have a party for the runners! I always tell people that the course isn’t flat, but the spectators will help get you through the tough spots. 

San Diego is such a beautiful city with great weather. This is a must-do race for everyone. Go out there and fun! 

Looking to run a Rock ‘n’ Roll race in 2019? Here is a discount code for you and lots more info. 

Here are some of the best things to do and see in San Diego while you are there.

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All About Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon