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Early Sunday morning train will deliver runners to start line on time

Oceanside, CA – With more than 20,000 runners expected at the start line of this year’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, the North County Transit District has teamed up with race coordinators to provide a special early morning COASTER train to get them there on time.

Bringing the fun to the run since 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon kicks off at 6:15 a.m. in Balboa Park this Sunday, June 5. The marathon COASTER train will leave Oceanside Transit Center at 4:16 a.m. and arrive at Santa Fe Depot by 5:17 a.m. with six stops in between. Free parking is available for transit riders at all COASTER stations.

Oceanside                          4:16a
Carlsbad Village                 4:23a
Carlsbad Poinsettia            4:29a
Encinitas                             4:35a
Solana Beach                     4:41a
Sorrento Valley                   4:50a
San Diego – Old Town        5:11a
San Diego – SF Depot        5:17a

To ride COASTER, runners can purchase tickets ahead of time. Simply download the PRONTO app and set up an account to purchase the COASTER Regional Day Pass. This will provide a round trip ride on COASTER. Before boarding the train, runners must use the validator to scan the ticket app, then relax on the way to and from the race. COASTER Regional Day Passes are also available for purchase at NCTD vending machines on COASTER platforms. NCTD staff also will be helping runners purchase COASTER tickets at the marathon Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday in the San Diego Convention Center.

Riders are encouraged to visit for real-time updates when heading to or coming from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.