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Traffic & Parking Info


Many of the downtown Monterey and Pacific Grove streets will be closed in the early morning on Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13.  For a map of the 5K/3K course click HERE; for the half marathon course map, click HERE.

SATURDAY RACES, November 12 - By the Bay 3K & Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K 

FOR LOCALS:  Parking restrictions will be in effect from 4 am to 10 am.  There is NO PARKING along the waterfront on Ocean View Boulevard and Sunset Drive between 17th Street (Lovers Point Park area) and the ocean-end of Lighthouse Avenue at the Pacific Grove Golf Links.

During the course of the event, from approximately 6 am to 10 am, the road will be closed in both traffic directions on the waterfront on Ocean View Boulevard and Sunset Drive from Lovers Point to Pt. Pinos.  Residents who live along Ocean View Boulevard  that may need to exit during the race should pre-park a vehicle on a nearby side street for egress.

Residents along Mermaid Street and guests of Borg’s Inn and Lovers Point Inn may exit and enter on Mermaid at Sea Palm.  Vehicles will be allowed to drive against the stated direction in order to exit the area.

To view a map of the 5K/3K course, click HERE.

FOR RACE PARTICIPANTS:  Runners and walkers in the 5K and 3K events can park in public city lots or on neighborhood streets.  Be sure to note any parking enforcement signs and hours.  To view a map of parking locations, click HERE.

SUNDAY RACES, November 13 - Half Marathon on Monterey Bay

FOR LOCALS:  Del Monte Avenue between Camino El Estero and Figueroa in downtown Monterey will be closed to traffic beginning at 3:30 AM.  All other downtown city streets, including the Custom House Tunnel westbound (toward Pacific Grove) will be closed by 6 AM.  All downtown Monterey city streets should be reopened by 9:00 AM.

The Cannery Row area from the Coast Guard pier/San Carlos Beach area beyond the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be closed until 10:45 - 11 AM.

The Pacific Grove downtown area will be closed between 6 and 9:00 AM.  Ocean View Blvd. and Sunset Drive will be closed between 6 and 11 AM.

FOR RACE PARTICIPANTS:  Complete parking information is available in the RACE WEEKEND INSTRUCTIONS  and you can view a map HERE.  The downtown Monterey Custom House Garage is available for parking until 5:30 AM and after 9 AM (free until 11:00 AM).  Shuttles to a drop off near the start are available from Monterey Peninsula College and Del Monte Center between 5 and 6:15 AM.  A runners' drop-off area is also designated on Pacific Street in front of Monterey City Hall.  Race participants can also view the Monterey street closure information to learn more.

For a map of the Half Marathon course, click HERE


Due to construction of a new roundabout intersection in Monterey, the Southbound exit ramp from Highway 1 to Highway 68 (Holman Hwy) towards Pacific Grove will be closed throughout the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay weekend, November 11-13.  This should be a minimal inconvenience for race participants and spectators as there are many work-arounds.  For specific details on travel from Monterey west towards Cannery Row and Pacific Grove, click HERE.


Race Weekend Traffic and Parking Information (press release)
Monterey Street Closure Information
Veteran's Day Travel Information (Highway 1 to Highway 68 detour)
Letter to Pacific Grove Residents
Letter to Monterey Residents
Flyer for Cannery Row/New Monterey/Pacific Grove employees