With greater than 20,000 runners and 100,000 spectators anticipated to end up for the twenty fifth Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and festivities this weekend, the Metropolitan Transit System Friday inspired use of the transit to get to and from the occasions.
The races start 7 a.m. Saturday with a 5-kilometer race beginning at Presidents Approach and Park Boulevard and ending at Balboa Drive and Olive Road.
The annual working collection first kicked off in San Diego in 1998, the primary of a now-national collection. Proceeds from the races profit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The course report of two:08:33 was set in 1999 by Kenya’s Philip Tarus. In 2015, Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, accomplished the marathon on the age of 92 years, 65 days, turning into the oldest girl to finish a marathon.
To entry the race from MTS’s Inexperienced Line trolley from Santee, El Cajon, SDSU, Mission Valley or Previous City, or from the UC San Diego Blue Line from College Metropolis or Morena Boulevard stations, MTS recommends hopping off on the Little Italy station for a 1.6-mile warmup to the beginning line.
Moreover, from the Orange Line from El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, or southeast San Diego, or the UC San Diego Blue Line from South Bay stations, the Fifth Avenue Station additionally supplies a warmup 1.4-mile stroll to the beginning line. There will probably be no free shuttle from transit stops to the beginning line this 12 months, MTS officers mentioned.
Inexperienced Line trains depart every station each half-hour beginning at 5 a.m., Blue Line trains depart every station each quarter-hour all through the day starting at 4:34 a.m. from San Ysidro, and each quarter-hour all through the day starting at 5:03 a.m. from UTC and Orange Line trains depart every station each half-hour starting at 5:15 a.m. from El Cajon, transitioning to each quarter-hour mid-morning.
On Friday and Saturday, a tied-in well being expo will run on the San Diego Conference Middle.
On Sunday, the marathon and half marathon start at 6:15 a.m. with the beginning line at Sixth Avenue and Quince Road at Balboa Park with a End Line Pageant at Waterfront Park.
Spectators will be capable to comply with each the 5k race on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday at viewing areas positioned close to varied Trolley stations.
Submit-race, Inexperienced, Blue and Orange line trains will run from downtown each quarter-hour.
Up to date at 5:18 p.m. June 2, 2023
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.