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Getting Here

Helpful Travel Tips

Carpooling is fun!

Do you have friends who will be running in the 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, park at a shuttle location and shuttle to the Start Line.

Ride Share Drop Off / Biking 

We have set aside a Drop Off ONLY location at Beach Blvd. and Atlanta Ave. There is no parking available at this intersection. There is no parking available in the shopping center at this location, you WILL be towed.

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.


Please remember that this race will have 17,000+ 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.


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.


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.


Turn left into the beach lot at Brookhurst, Newland, or Magnolia.

Air Travel

Joining us from out of state? Check out the best airport options below:

John Wayne Orange County Airport: Located in Santa Ana, a 10-12 mile trip to the start line, a minimum of a 25 minute drive.

Los Angeles Airport: Located in Los Angeles, a 35 mile trip to the start line, a minimum of a 45 minute trip.

Long Beach Airport: Located in Long Beach, an 18 mile trip to the start line, a minimum of a 30 minute trip.


You have several options when parking for the Surf City Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k. We highly recommend having more than one option on race day as our parking lots fill up FAST. Please make sure that you carefully read all street signs to avoid no parking areas.

Expo Parking: Friday & Saturday
The City of Huntington Beach Parking lot (enter off Beach Blvd & PCH) will have limited parking available, the fee for the city lot is $15*. Metered parking is also available along PCH for $1.50/hour, 2 hours max. Please bring exact change. Parking is also available at Pacific City for an additional fee.

*City/State/Privately owned parking lot fees may change without notice.

Race Day Parking: Sunday
The City of Huntington Beach Parking Lot (enter off Beach Blvd and drive North into the lot) will be available to Surf City Marathon pass holders (VIP/Media/Vendors) and will have limited parking available for $15* on race day.

*City/State/Privately owned parking lot fees may change without notice.

Free parking with shuttle service is available at the State Beach Parking Lot (enter off Beach Blvd & PCH and drive South into the lot). Paid and Validated parking is available at Pacific City (see below) and other locations within walking distance to the race site. Our 2020 Parking & Shuttle Map will be available in November.

Pacific City
Directly across from the race site, Pacific City offers underground parking.
Self-Parking: Self-Parking may be accessed from Pacific View Avenue, between 1st Street & Huntington Street.
Self-Parking Rates*:
– $2.00 for every 20 minutes
– $35.00 max at 6th hour
– Monday through Thursday, the first three (3) hours are complimentary (with a validation from participating merchants).
– Friday through Sunday, the first two (2) hours are complimentary (with a validation from participating merchants).
– Only one validation honored per ticket

*City/State/Privately owned parking lot fees may change without notice.

Half Marathon Overflow Parking

Details on overflow parking will be available in November.

Race Day Shuttles
We will have FREE shuttle service from designated event parking lots indicated on the map, including Overflow Parking. 2019 Shuttle Map available here.

Shuttles are round-trip. Shuttle service will start at 5:00AM on Race Day and will service all lots until 1:30PM. Shuttles will come at approximately 15-minute intervals.

Road Closures

Click HERE to view our Road Closure Map

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