Parking and Directions to the OC Fair & Event Center

Shuttle Information

Shuttles will operate on Sunday, November 8 only!

Pre Race Shuttles – operate from 3:45 am – 5:15 am. The shuttles pick participants up in the morning in front of Centennial Farms at the OC Fair & Event Center and drop you off at the start line. Due to the different start times of the Marathon and Half Marathon, it is very important to follow your assigned time you received via email the week before.  If you are a Costa Mesa hotel guest, please be sure you registered online to reserve space on the pre-race coach that will take you from your hotel to the start line!

Post Race Shuttles – operate from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. The shuttles pick participants that parked at the start line up in front of Centennial Farms and will transport participants back to the start line only. If you are a hotel guest, the post race coaches will bring you back to your hotel. Please be sure to get on the correct coach!

Full Marathon Directions

(Arriving at the OC Fair & Event Center, 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

Arriving on Saturday evening at the OC Fair & Event Center!

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)

Parking Cost

Parking at the OC Fair & Event Center will cost $10/day.  Please be prepared with CASH!

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

Half Marathon Directions

(Arriving at the OC Fair & Event Center, 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

Arriving at the OC Fair & Event Center on Sunday

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 Locations (at the start line)

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. Please drop your participant off at Anacapa!   Runners can walk up Anacapa and turn left on Newport Center Drive (loop)

If you are heading Westbound - turn right on MacArthur. Turn left on San Joaquin Hills Road, Turn left on Santa Rosa. Turn right on Newport Center Drive and right on Santa Cruz.  Drop your participant off at the corner of Santa Cruz/San Clemente, by The Island Hotel

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. Please drop your participant off at Anacapa!   Runners can walk up Anacapa and turn left on Newport Center Drive (loop)

Directions from Start Line to Finish Line

For friends and family that wish to see the start, and then move to the finish line party, we suggest the following:  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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