Count down to OC Race Weekend & Race Day BIB Pickup, Parking, Weather and other info


Its finally here. Orange County Marathon/Half Marathon/5k race weekend. Unlike last year, 5k race is on Saturday 5pm(Don’t panic, I checked the weather and it will be nice and easy 60s not 80s). Marathon starts super early on Sunday at 5:30am and Half Marathon at 6:15am – giving us all a chance to experience one last winter run before the heat takes over the race courses here in So Cal! I compiled just enough information to get me in and out of the races, but I also included OC Marathon website link if you need more details.

BIB Pickup

BIB number look up : click here

  1. Bad news first. There is no race day bib pick up for half/full marathons.
  2. Expo is on Friday 4pm to 8pm, Saturday – 9am to 6pm.
  3. Location: OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  4. Tip: Park on the side of the street and walk, if you want to save $8 on parking. Its $8 to park at the fair ground both Friday and Saturday, and I don’t think its worth it, especially after paying all that money for race!

Event Time:

  1. 5k – Saturday – May 6th – 5:00pm(EVENING)
  2. Marathon – Sunday – May 7th – 5:30am (Morning)
  3. Half Marathon – Sunday – May 7th – 6:15am(Morning)


  1. Bad news first. Parking is $8 on Friday and Saturday. $10 on Sunday. CASH ONLY. Ugh.
  2. For 5k, the start/finish line is at the OC Fair grounds, so find parking close by and get there: OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  3. For Half Marathon/Marathon on Sunday,
    1. the start line is at Fashion Island. Fashion Island, Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA  (Lot of road closures, so Jamboree to PCH to Avacado is how it works)
    2. The finish line is at the OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (If you can find street parking all the better!)
  4. there will be shuttle both from Finish line to start line (starting 3:45am to 5:15am), and finish line start line.(7:30am to 1:00pm)


oc half course

OC Half Course


The weather appears to be a nice and cold from the forecast with a chance of shower on Sunday. With the start time of 5:30am for marathon and 6:15am for half, I think we will get to enjoy winter like weather!

Wahoo’s 5k on Saturday 5pm: It will be 62 to 60 degree.

oc wahoos weather
Wahoos 5k Saturday 5pm weather – 60s.

Sunday – Half Marathon/Marathon Weather – Nice and cold 55 to 58 degrees

oc marathon weather
Sunday half(6:15am)/marathon(5:30am) weather



Live results:

Official Result Page(5k/half/marathon): (This link will be up on race day).

Race Day Official Info

Race Day Info:

Official Site:

Registration is still open and if you change your mind, sign up! Use code RACEGRADER2017 for 10% off.  $5 off with code RUDY5OFF for 5k

If you ran this race before and have other tips that you would like me to share with everyone – message me!

Happy Racing!

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