Parking and Directions - to the OC Fair & Event Center

Parking Cost

Parking at the OC Fair & Event Center will cost $9.00 on Friday and Saturday, and $10 on Sunday. Discounted race day parking ($9) can be prepurchased when you pick up your bib at the OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo.

Location:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Full Marathon Directions

(Arriving Sunday from 3:00 am to 4:45 am)

From San Diego

  • Take 405 North to 55 South. Exit Fair/ Del Mar.
  • Proceed to Entrance of the OC Fair and Event Center following signage.

From Los Angeles

  • Take 405 South and exit Fairview.
  • Turn right onto Fairview.
  • Turn left at Merrimac Way (Gate 3 of the OCFEC)
  • OR
  • Take 405 South to 55 South. Exit Fair/ Del Mar.
  • Proceed to the entrance of the OC Fair and Event Center following signage.

From San Bernardino/ Riverside County

  • Take 91 West to 55 South.
  • Ext Fair/ Del Mar.
  • Proceed to the entrance of the OC Fair and Event Center following signage.

OC 5K Directions

From San Diego or Los Angeles

  • Take 405 to 55 South.
  • Exit Fair Drive and turn right.
  • Enter through the Main Gate, or Gate 2 (or as directed by personnel)

Half Marathon Directions

(Arriving Sunday 3:00 am to 5:15 am)

From San Diego

  • Take 405 Freeway north
  • Exit Fairview Dr. and turn left.
  • Proceed to the OC Fair and Event Center entrance through Gate 3.
  • OR
  • Take 405 freeway north to 55 Freeway South
  • Exit Fairview Drive.

From Los Angeles

  • Take 405 Freeway South to 55 Freeway South.
  • Exit Fair and Event Center entrance through Gate 3.
  • OR
  • Take 405 Freeway South to 55 Freeway South.
  • Exit Fair/ De Mar. Turn right on Fair Drive.

From San Bernardino/ Riverside County

  • Take 91 Freeway West to the 55 Freeway South, to the 405 north.
  • Exit Fairview Rd. and turn left. Proceed to the OC Fair and Event Center entrance through Gate 3.
  • OR
  • Take 57 Freeway South to 5 Freeway South
  • Take the 5 Freeway South to the 55 Freeway South.
  • Exit Fair Drive and turn right on Fair Drive.

Spectator Directions

From San Diego or Los Angeles

  • BEFORE 6:30 am - Take 405 to 55 South.  Exit Fair Drive and turn right.
  • AFTER 6:30 am - Take 405 to 55 South. Exit Victoria/ 22nd Street. Turn left on 22nd. Turn left on Newport Blvd. Turn left on Fair Drive.

Parking and Directions - to the Start Line

Parking Cost

Parking at the start line (Sunday only) is complimentary. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day until 1:00 pm. The shuttles will drop off at pre-determined locations, so please be sure you remember where you parked!

Location:
Fashion Island (Start Line)

Start Line Parking

Approved Parking Locations: 

Approved parking locations are at Pacific Life, behind Regal Theater, and the Newport Medical Office Towers.  The map shown below indicates the location, but please be sure to avoid unapproved locations!

Directions:

From 405 or 73 Freeway, exit Jamboree and head South. Turn Left on East Coast Hwy. Turn left on Avocado.Follow parking signs and attendants to parking locations, and please be sure to avoid unapproved locations!

Runner Drop Off

Location:

  • Civic Center Drive / Anacapa & Santa Cruz / San Clemente

Directions:

From PCH, if you area heading Eastbound - turn left on Avocado. Turn left on Civic Center Drive.  If you are heading Westbound - turn right on MacArthur. Turn left on San Joaquin Hills Road, Turn left on Santa Rosa. Turn right on Santa Cruz.

From 405 or 73, exit Jamboree and head south. Turn left on East Coast Hwy. Turn left on Avocado. Turn left on Civic Center Drive and drop your family/friends.

Directions from Start Line to Finish Line

To avoid road closures: Exit Fashion Island area to Jamboree Road. Head north on Jamboree towards Bristol Street. Take the 73 Freeway to the 55 South and exit Victoria / 22nd. Turn right on Fairview Dr, turn right on Fair Drive and turn left into the OC Fair & Event Center.

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