Travel Arrangements

Hotels

Looking for a place to stay over race weekend? 
Take advantage of our preferred pricing at the best hotels in town through Coast to Coast Conferences & Events, the Official Travel Partner for the 2023 SDCCU OC Running Festival!

Coast to Coast Conferences & Events is the Official Travel Partner for the 2023 OC Running Festival providing the best discounted hotel rates for anyone attending/participating in the Marathon.

ALERT! Beware of Travel Scams
Don’t be fooled by offers from other parties using the OC Marathon name – they are NOT affiliated with the OC Running Festival. If you are contacted by these companies please call the CTC number.

For assistance with a new reservation for November or if you have other questions, please call Michell with CTC Conferences & Events.
michelle@ctcconferences.com
562-513-2226

Parking & Shuttles

Directions for Start and Finish Line below.

Parking at the finish line (OC Fair & Event Center) is $10/day. Please be prepared with credit/debit. Parking at the start line (Fashion Island) is complimentary.  

Parking shuttles will operate on Sunday only! Most race hotels also offer shuttles directly from the hotel. 

Directions

Start Line: Fashion Island, NEWPORT BEACH

To Start Line 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

To Start Line 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)

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.

MORNING SHUTTLES & FINISH LINE: OC Fair & EVENT CENTER

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

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.