San Diego: Road Closures
Information on road closures during the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is now available. Information provided on this page is subject to change.
- New 2013 Course Map*
- Alternate Access Area Information*
- Road Closure Grid*
- Freeway and Ramp Closure Grid*
- Community Map – Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights
- Community Map – Old Town, Middletown
- Community Map – Downtown, Little Italy
- Community Map – Morena, Bay Ho, Clairemont
- Community Map – Friar’s Road, Linda Vista
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Be Aware. Plan Ahead.
Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.
- The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon will bring more than 30,000 runners and walkers to San Diego, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators, family and friends.
- To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
- Join the festivities! San Diego residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the San Diego Convention Center, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.
Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 5:00 am and 2:00 pm. At 5:00 am, Police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course. The marathon begins at 6:15 am, and the half marathon begins at 6:45 am. Police will implement a hard closure just before the race start. Streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Please review the road closure grid and course map for more information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.
Interactive Road Closure Map
This map outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race. Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon community relations team by completing the community contact form.
Freeway and Ramp Closure Information:
Freeway and ramp closures may impact your travel on race day. Please note, new in 2013, southbound SR-163 will remain open to traffic! View the freeway and ramp closure PDF here. These closures and times are subject to change.
MTS Bus & Trolley Detours
On Sunday, June 2, several MTS bus routes will be on detour. A complete list of affected routes here. For more details visit www.sdmts.com or to speak to a Customer Service Representative, please call 511 or (619) 557-4555.
San Diego Trolley service will be impacted on the Blue and Orange lines between the City College Station and the Fifth Avenue Station from 6:00 – 9:30 am. For more details visit www.sdmts.com or to speak to a Customer Service Representative call 511 or (619) 595-4949.
Detailed Community Access Information
Download a map and details about road closures and community access specific to your neighborhood!
- Community Road Closure and Alternate Access Map – Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights
- Community Road Closure and Alternate Access Map – Old Town, Middletown
- Community Road Closure and Alternate Access Map – Downtown, Little Italy
- Community Road Closure and Alternate Access Map – Morena, Bay Ho, Clairemont
- Community Road Closure and Alternate Access Map – Friar’s Road, Linda Vista
Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs approximately 72 hours before the event. Vehicles in violation of posted No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. A full list of No Parking zones and times is available here.
Access to Popular Destinations
San Diego Airport:
- Inbound from I-5 Northbound: Exit to Washington St. Continue on India. Turn left onto Vine St. Turn left on Kettner Blvd. Turn right onto Laurel. Continue to the aiport as normal.
- Inbound from I-5 Southbound:Travel to airport from I-5 south as usual, following Airport directional signs.
- Outbound to I-5 Southbound: Travel eastbound on Harbor Dr. Turn left onto Laurel. Turn left on Pacific Hwy. Turn right on Palm. Turn right on Kettner to enter I-5 south on-ramp.
- Outbound to I-5 Northboud: Travel eastbound on Harbor Dr.. Turn left onto Laurel. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway. Turn right on Washington. Turn left on India to enter I-5 north on-ramp.
Zoo/Balboa Park Institutions/Morley Field Facilities:
- From SR-163 Southbound (after 7:45 am) – Exit to Park. Turn left at Zoo Place to access the Zoo Parking lot.
- From I-5 Northbound (after 9am) – Exit towards 6th Avenue. Turn left onto 6th. Turn left on A Street. Turn left on Park Blvd. Turn left into Zoo Place to enter Zoo Parking lots.
- From I-5 Southbound (after 7:45 am): Exit towards 10th Ave. Turn left on A Street. Turn left on Park Blvd. Turn left into Zoo Place to enter Zoo Parking lots.
For More Information
If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.
- Saturday, June 1
- ING KiDS ROCK - 8:00 am at Petco Park
- Sunday, June 2
- Marathon Wheelchair Start - 6:10 am
- Marathon - 6:15 am
- Half Marathon & Relay - 6:45 am
San Diego has so much to offer participants both on and off the course! The thoughtfully designed route will run past a variety of signature attractions in San Diego.Complete Course Information
- Finish Line Festival with music, food & beverages
- Headliner Concert immediately after race at Finish Line