|PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFORMATION
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With 20,000 total participants, expect very heavy traffic race morning. Please allow extra time for parking and walking to the start line. Free shuttles will be available from most major parking areas on map. All events will start on time. Download the parking map and drive your race day parking route when you come to the expo. Race morning is a difficult time to find out where to park. Plan ahead!CARPOOLING IS KEY – If everyone carpools at least 4 riders to a car, race morning traffic and parking will be a breeze. Use Twitter, Facebook, and Pickup Pal to meet other runners ready to carpool. We recommend meeting your traveling partners outside of Huntington Beach at other locations such as various Park and Ride lots near the freeway, then proceeding to a shuttle location to park and shuttle to the race area. Check the parking map for lots and shuttle locations.
RIDESHARE with Pickup Pal
Please minimize the number of cars in the event area - try to get at least 4 people in every car! Use the Pickup Pal service to find carpools, share rides, costs, and make it easier to park. Hundreds of runners will be taking advantage of Pickup Pal to find others who want to carpool. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
RECOMMENDED! CLOSEST TO START LINE - GET DROPPED OFF - Convenient drop off areas for the Half Marathon are located on Pacific View and Atlanta, behind the Hilton Hotel.BIKE RACKS - Non-monitored bike parking is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bike parking is located on the beach path behind the expo (close to the start line). Local residents are encouraged to ride their bikes. Bring your own lock. We are not responsible for your bike. Please locate bike rack areas on the parking map.SHUTTLES - Free round trip shuttle service will be available from most major parking areas shown on the map. Post race shuttles will pick up in the same location where you are dropped off. Shuttles will start running at 5:00 AM and will service all lots until 1:30 PM. During peak times, shuttles will be 10 minutes apart. FRIDAY & SATURDAY SHUTTLE - There will be an Expo shuttle bus that will operate from the State Beach parking lot to the Hyatt bridge, from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Friday and from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on Saturday.PARKING FEES - The city beach lots north of Beach Blvd on PCH are free for expo parking on Friday and Saturday only. On Race Day, these lots and the downtown city lots charge a $10 fee upon entrance. The city beach lot at Beach Blvd. is close to the start line and is well worth the $10 if you get there early enough to get a spot. This lot is directly across from the Hyatt Resort Hotel. The State beach lots south of Beach Blvd. will be open during the expo on Fri-Sat and cost $10. These lots are FREE on RACE DAY ONLY.FREE PARKING - The state beach lots south of Beach Blvd., including Newland, Magnolia, and Brookhurst are all free on RACE DAY ONLY. Other free areas include much of the street parking between Beach Blvd. and Huntington Street, east of Pacific Coast Highway. Look on the map and plan your street parking location while visiting the expo. NOTE: If you park at a metered parking spot, you must pay the parking fees or expect to be ticketed.
FULL MARATHON PARTICIPANTS PARKING CLOSE TO START LINE
The early start time allows for marathon participants to get to the beach lots closest to the start and finish area (SEE MAP). Marathon runners should plan to be parked by 5:40 a.m. The city lot at Beach Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway is the closest to the start line. Enter the lot at Beach Blvd. and turn right (north) toward the footbridge that crosses over Pacific Coast Highway near Beach Blvd. FEES: $10 upon entrance. Please BRING EXACT CHANGE.HALF MARATHON PARKING AREASPlease check the Parking and Shuttle Map at the top of the page to see recommended parking areas.
The beach lots on Pacific Coast Highway, south of Beach Blvd. are the primary parking areas. They include shuttle service and are FREE on RACE DAY ONLY. Please review the yellow areas on the parking map for access routes to these lots at PCH and Beach Blvd., PCH and Newland, PCH and Magnolia, and PCH and Brookhurst. THESE LOTS WILL FILL BY 6:30 AM.Drive your parking route when you go to the expo to pick up your packet so you know where you are going race morning.Directions to Beach LotsPlease allow 1.5 hours to arrive, park, and shuttleThere are several ways to get to all parking areas. Beach Blvd. is the busiest street for this event and should be avoided into the beach lots if possible. Enter the Beach parking lots from Magnolia, Brookhurst, or Newland. Driving South on 405 Exit at Beach Blvd. Turn right (south) on Beach (toward the beach). IMPORTANT: If you hit traffic on Beach, turn left on Atlanta and take Magnolia, Brookhurst, or Newland to PCH into the beach lot (recommended).Driving South on PCHTurn left (inland) at Warner. Follow Warner all the way to either Newland or Magnolia. Turn south (toward the beach) and follow Magnolia all the way to PCH to the beach lot. Find Shuttle Stop on map.Driving North on 405Exit at Warner or Brookhurst toward the beach. Travel south on Brookhurst to the beach lot (recommended). If you take Warner, turn south (toward the beach) on Magnolia, and park in the beach lot. Find the Shuttle Stop on the map.Driving North on PCHTurn left into the beach lot at Brookhurst, Newland, or Magnolia. Find the Shuttle Stop on the map.
PARKING STRUCTURES –
Main Street and Walnut, and 6th Street. GOOGLE MAP
HUNTINGTON BEACH CIVIC CENTER
– 2000 Main Street. Shuttle to Start Line. GOOGLE MAP
STREET PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS – CLOSE TO START LINEOther free areas include much of the street parking between Beach Blvd. and Huntington Street, east of Pacific Coast Highway. Look on the map and plan your street parking location while visiting the expo. NOTE: Some of these spaces are metered. If you park at a metered parking spot, you must pay the parking fees or expect to be ticketed. HALF MARATHON OVERFLOW PARKING -- (SHUTTLE SERVICE TO START)
- begins at 5:00 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLES PICK UP IN SAME AREA AS DROP OFFRESTROOMS AVAILABLE IN ALL BEACH PARKING LOTSDOWNLOAD THE PARKING MAP FROM THE WEB SITE****REMEMBER – 4 PEOPLE PER CAR IN ALL PARKING LOTS
- EDISON HIGH SCHOOL - at the corner of Magnolia and Hamilton, south of the race area.
- NEWLAND CENTER - at the corner of Beach Blvd. and Adams Ave.