Shuttles & Directions

Shuttles

Please note that all roads to the Safari Park will be closed from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Spectators wanting to go to the Safari Park before 9 a.m. MUST use the free shuttles provided from Westfield North County Mall. Spectator shuttles will leave Westfield North County from 5:45 a.m. to 6:10 a.m.

If you miss the shuttle, you will not be able to get to the Safari Park until after 9 a.m.

All runners will be shuttled back to the mall after the race. Shuttles will run continuously from 9 a.m. – noon, and every half hour from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Shuttle Schedule

5:45 a.m. – 6:15 a.m.

Shuttles will take spectators from Westfield North County Mall to the Safari Park

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Shuttles run continuously from the Safari Park to Westfield North County Mall.

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Shuttles leave the Safari Park every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour.

Directions to the Start Line

The Start Line is at the Westfield North County Mall at 272 East Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025.

Directions from the SOUTH (northbound from San Diego):

Take I-15 North or I-163 North (163 will turn into I-15). Take the Via Rancho Parkway exit. Go straight into the Westfield North County Mall parking lot.

Directions from the NORTH (southbound from Orange County):

Take I-5 South. Take 78 East at Oceanside. Take I-15 South. Take the Via Rancho Parkway exit and turn right onto Via Rancho Parkway. Turn left into the Westfield North County Mall parking lot.

Directions to the Safari Park (Finish Line)

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park address is 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027.

Please note that all roads to the Safari Park will be closed from 5:30 – 9 a.m.

Directions from the NORTH (southbound from Orange County) after 9 a.m.:

Take I-5 South. Take 78 East at Oceanside. Take I-15 South. Take the Via Rancho Parkway exit and turn right onto Via Rancho Parkway. From here you have two options:

1. Turn right on San Pasqual Road and follow the signs to the Park.
2. Stay on Via Rancho Parkway (which will turn into Bear Valley Pkwy). Turn right on San Pasqual Valley Road, which will take you directly to the Park.

Directions from the SOUTH (northbound from San Diego) after 9 a.m.:

Take I-15 North or I-163 North (163 will turn into I-15). Take the Via Rancho Parkway exit and turn right onto Via Rancho Parkway. From here you have two options:

1. Turn right on San Pasqual Road and follow the signs to the Park.
2. Stay on Via Rancho Parkway (which will turn into Bear Valley Pkwy). Turn right on San Pasqual Valley Road, which will take you directly to the Park.

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