The starting line is located at: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
Traveling Southbound: take I-5 South, exit Front St., follow to Market Street turn left on Market St., follow to 5th Ave. Harbor Dr. is a few blocks south of Market St. Or for the Hilton and Convention Center parking garages continue to Harbor Dr. below.
Traveling Northbound: take 1-5 North, exit J St., turn left on J St. follow to 5th Ave. Harbor Dr. is a few blocks south of J St. Or for the Hilton and Convention Center parking garages, continue to Harbor Dr.
Plan ahead and arrive early! Prior to 7 am premier parking is available in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront parking garage for a fee. After 7 am, parking is available for a fee in the Convention Center parking garage through the 5th Ave and harbor Drive entrance, as well as surrounding lots. Parking meters downtown San Diego are free on Sundays. Be sure to pay attention to posted signs.
Take The Trolley!
Avoid the crowds and parking downtown, take the trolley or bus! Purchase an event day MTS Trolley/Bus Pass for $5.50 from us during registration. Participants that pre-purchased an MTS one day event Trolley/Bus Pass, will have an MTS stamp marked on their race bib number. This will identify participants as a pre-paid rider, valid at any MTS Trolley or Bus station on race day on Sunday, May 21, 2023. To get your combo day pass, you MUST select this option during registration. (Day pass does not include MTS COASTER).
For detailed parking/transportation suggestions visit: www.sdmts.com
Race Ferry Free With Race Bib Number
All race participants may enjoy FREE transportation (included in race entry) from the Coronado FINISH LINE to the San Diego START LINE ride on a special “Race Ferry” courtesy of Flagship Cruises and Events. “Race Ferries” (designated by signs at the Ferry entrance) will run continuously from 9:45 am to 12:45 pm from the Ferry Landing Marketplace, about three quarters of a mile from the finish line, and drops you off at the 5th Ave. landing next to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in back of the Convention Center. Participants much present their race bib number to be identified as a FREE rider, no exceptions. Friends and family are also invited to purchase tickets at the ticket kiosks at the Ferry Landing for $7 each. Children 3 and under ride free.
Public Ferry Free With Race Bib Number
The “Public Ferry” (included in race entry) leaves from the Coronado FINISH LINE on the hour from 9:30am-12:30pm on a space available basis. “Public Ferries” (designated by signs at the Ferry entrance) leaves from the Ferry Landing Marketplace and drops you at the Broadway Pier near the Midway Museum, approximately 1-mile from the race start area. Participants much present their race bib number to be identified as a FREE rider, no exceptions. Friends and family are also invited to purchase tickets at the ticket kiosks at the Ferry Landing for $7 each. Children 3 and under ride free.
Prior to the race start- (for Coronado residents): Shuttle buses are available to the start line downtown from 6:30am-7:15am from Glorietta Blvd. near the finish line area at Tidelands Park. Masks are required for all passengers.
After the event- (for all participants and spectators): Return shuttle buses will run after the race to the start line downtown, beginning at 8:30am and ending at 11am. Baby strollers and wheelchair access is available. Participants much present their race bib number to be identified as a FREE rider, no exceptions.
Service dogs are the only animals permitted on the ferries, buses and on the race course.