DIRECTIONS | PARKING | SHUTTLE INFORMATION
HELPFUL TRAVEL TIPS
CARPOOLING IS KEY
Do you have friends who will be running in the 2016 Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon? The easiest way to be able to save on stress and minimize traffic is by carpooling! Find runners in your area by connecting on our social media channels! The best way to carpool is to meet outside of Huntington Beach, then park at a shuttle location and shuttle to the Start Line.
DROP OFF / BIKING
We have set aside A DROP OFF ONLY location at Huntington Dr. and Atlanta Ave.
For those of you who live closer and would like to bike to the event, we will have bike racks available. Please note: there will be NO monitoring of the bikes. Please bring your OWN lock to ensure security. The race organizers are NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
Marathon runners should be parked no later than 5:40AM. The first wave will start at 6:30AM.
Half Marathon runners should be parked no later than 6:00AM. The first wave will start at 7:45AM.
Please remember that this race will have 20,000+ participants, plus family and friends. There will be traffic. Please plan accordingly.
Please allow AMPLE time for you to be able to travel to the parking lot of your choice, park, and shuttle to the Start Line. A great way to plan and see where you will park and shuttle on Race day, is to explore the area when you arrive at the Expo for Packet Pick Up. Please note that Beach Blvd. is the busiest street and should be avoided if possible for optimal traffic flow.
FROM THE NORTH 405 - DRIVING SOUTH
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).
FROM THE SOUTH 405 - DRIVING NORTH
Exit 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.
FROM THE NORTH PCH - DRIVING SOUTH
Turn 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.
FROM THE SOUTH PCH - DRIVING NORTH
Turn left into the beach lot at Brookhurst, Newland, or Magnolia. Find the Shuttle Stop on the map.
You have several options when parking for the 2016 Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon. Please review the information below with the corresponding Parking and Shuttle Maps to make the best decision. We highly recommend having more than 1 option as our parking lots fill up FAST. Please make sure that you CAREFULLY READ ALL STREET SIGNS.
THERE WILL BE NO EVENT PARKING AT THE BEACH PROMENADE SHOPPING CENTER. YOU WILL BE TOWED.
PLEASE NOTE: DOWNTOWN PARKING GARAGES HAVE NOT FILLED UP IN THE PAST.
The state beach lots south of Beach Blvd., including Newland, Magnolia, and Brookhurst are all free on RACE DAY ONLY. These lots will be the FIRST to fill up. Please check the map and have alternate parking options. Other free areas include much of the street parking between Beach Blvd. and Huntington Street, east of Pacific Coast Highway. Metered parking rates apply in full.
NOTE: There will be FREE parking in the City Beach Parking Lot indicated on the map on Friday and Saturday ONLY
You will be able to park in the city of Huntington Beach as additional options. Parking rates for the lots are $15. Please bring exact change.
NOTE: The state beach lots are NOT free on Friday and Saturday for the Expo, ONLY on Race Day. The cost of these lots are $6.50 for the first 2 hours, and an additional $2 for each hour after.
HALF MARATHON OVERFLOW PARKING
In the event that our designated parking areas are full, we will have overflow parking available at the following locations with shuttle service pre and post race:
EDISON HIGH SCHOOL: Located at the corner of Magnolia and Hamilton
NEWLAND CENTER: Located at the corner of Beach Blvd. and Adams
We will have FREE shuttle service from most of the parking lots indicated on the map including Overflow Parking. Please refer to the map for shuttle stop locations. Shuttles are round-trip.
EXPO SHUTTLE | FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
There will be an Expo shuttle that will operate from the state beach parking lots from 2:30PM to 7:30PM on FRIDAY and from 8:30AM to 5:30PM on SATURDAY.
RACE DAY SHUTTLE
Shuttle service will start at 5:00AM on Race Day and will service all lots until 1:30PM. Shuttles will come at 10 minute intervals. All shuttles will return you to the same location that you were picked up at.