Maps and Parking

Important Street Closure and Area Event Details:

The 5K & 1-Mile Walk/Run will start on November 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. on 6th Avenue at the intersection of Palm St. during the Race.

Areas around the route will be impacted from approx. 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


6th Avenue from Ivy to Upas 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Laurel Street from 5th Ave to El Prado 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Balboa Drive from Marston Pt to Upas 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Pan American Road from El Prado to Presidents Way 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Presidents Way from PanAmerican Road to Park Blvd 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Plan to arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to park. There is street parking on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Avenues between Upas and Grape. We strongly encourage you to carpool if possible, and allow extra time to walk from your car to the starting line.

There will also be parking on the east side of Balboa Park along Park Boulevard, in the lots behind the Organ Pavilion and the Hall of Champions and in the parking lot on the east side of the intersection of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. 

Shuttle bus services will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Shuttle buses will pick up and drop off at the trolley kiosk inside the parking lot located on the east side of the intersection of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. The return bus shuttle service will be available from 4th Avenue and Laurel Street back to the parking area from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

If you prefer to walk to the start line from the east side of the park, plan to allow approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the scenic 3/4 mile walk to the starting area located on the west side of Balboa Park.

Getting to the Race is Easy with MTS

MTS is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen San Diego to move people to and from Race Day. Spectators are encouraged to save time and avoid parking hassles by riding the MTS trolley and bus to Balboa Park. Take the trolley to City College, then catch the Rapid 215 for service along Park Blvd. Make the trip even easier with the Compass Cloud mobile ticketing app – get up to 10 bus/trolley passes right to your smartphone. For more information, click here

If you need help in determining the impact on your particular street or in planning an alternative route, please contact our Race Team, In Motion, at (760) 692-2900 or via email at Please know that we’ll do everything we can to minimize the impact to your morning, and we appreciate your patience. And if you decide to join us for the race, you’ll share a special feeling of giving, along with the thousands of others who make Susan G. Komen San Diego the most powerful force in breast cancer survival.

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2017 Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the CureŽ

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Balboa Park

6th Avenue at Palm St.

San Diego, CA 92104

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