The San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon is an annual event in Southern California that attracts thousands of visitors for a 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon. The event is unique in that participants can stay motivated during their route by listening to live entertainment throughout the course. After the race concludes, an additional concert will begin at Finish Line Festival, featuring a number of local bands for a party that’s open to the public.
Those interested in participating in the Rock n’ Roll Marathon can register online at www.sandiego.org with prices now starting at $145. All registration fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Online registration closes on Sunday, May 25 at 11:59 PST or until tickets sell out.
The marathon begins at 6th Avenue & Quince Street near Balboa Park on Sunday, June 1 at 6:15 a.m, while the half marathon and relay begin at 6:45 a.m. That gives runners enough time to enjoy their complimentary breakfast at an affordable hotel near the San Diego airport before lacing up.
The San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon will include a route that takes runners through Little Italy allowing them to enjoy spectacular views of the San Diego Bay during the race. Click here if you’d like to learn more about the neighborhood of Little Italy before embarking on your run. Once reaching the finish line at Petco Park, runners will receive an official tote bag with a finisher’s medal. Each runner will also be able to relax in the Secure Zone, which is a fenced-in area only accessible to participants where refreshments and live entertainment is provided.
Approximately 20,000 runners are expected to participate with over 100,000 spectators present. Participants can plan to meet their family members and friends in the Family Reunion area, which is located near the finish line. The large reunion area will feature tall signs with letters ranging from A to Z. Be sure to pick a letter before the race begins so your family and friends know where to meet you within the Family Reunion Area.
Since upwards of 100,000 people will be swarming downtown San Diego streets during the race weekend, from May 30 through June 1, traffic and parking will be nearly impossible. That is why we recommend booking a cheap room at one of the nearby San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon Hotels. Marina Inn & Suites is a great option located 1.5 miles from the race starting location and the San Diego Convention Center, where the Rock n’ Roll Health & Fitness Expo is taking place. Leave your car in our hotel parking lot for free and enjoy the scenic walk to all of your race related events.
If you’re looking for a way to save money during your Rock n’ Roll weekend in San Diego, book a room at Marina Inn today! We have some of the most competitive room rates in San Diego, plus we offer additional discounts for AAA, AARP and military members. All military and government employees could also qualify for savings on race registration.
To reserve your Rock n’ Roll room at Marina Inn and Suites, call 1-800-571-2933 before we’re booked solid!