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Carlsbad 5000 – Worlds Fastest 5K

May 22, 2022 · Carlsbad, CA

Distance: 5K, All Day 20K


Est. 1986

The Carlsbad 5000 road race has been a spring tradition in Southern California since 1986 and features a full weekend of running festivities. The ‘World’s Fastest 5k’ welcomes runners of all ages and paces to a fast oceanfront course with unforgettable views and an energetic atmosphere. Even the youngest runners show up for the iconic Junior Carlsbad kids race. The full day of racing culminates when the fastest running professionals on the planet look to set new world and national records in the Elite Invitationals!

This iconic road race features nearly two miles along the Pacific coastline overlooking the sand and surf of the Carlsbad beaches. This legendary flat and fast course kicks off on the downtown seaside streets, winds through palm trees along Carlsbad Blvd, and ends with an exciting, spectator-friendly finish in the heart of Carlsbad Village. The world-record-setting course is USATF sanctioned and certified.

Included with Registration:

  • Official race shirt (Pressio supported by REPREVE® S/S Tee – the world’s most technical & sustainable event tee)
  • Official Carlsbad 5000 finisher medal
  • Finish line hydration & food
  • FREE race photos
  • FREE Pizza Port Beer (21+)
  • Official race results
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Health & Fitness Expo featuring exhibitors & elite athlete Q&A w/Meb


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