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Carlsbad 5000 – Worlds Fastest 5K

April 02, 2023 · 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:

  • 2 Pizza Port Beers (21+)
  • Premium Race Shirt
  • Official Finisher Medal
  • Race Photos & Results
  • Beer Garden (21+) with Live Music & Entertainment
  • Health & Fitness Expo featuring Sponsors, Exhibitors, & Elite Athlete Q&A w/ Meb

Participate In The All Day 20K!

The All Day 20K has been a long-standing tradition at the Carlsbad 5000. Runners collectively run a total of 20 kilometers by participating in the following four combined 5k races:

  • All Day 20k Race 1 – Masters Men (5k)
  • All Day 20k Race 2 – Masters Women (5k)
  • All Day 20k Race 3 – Open Men (5k)
  • All Day 20k Race 4 – Open Women (5k)

Included with Registration:

  • All Day 20k Race Medal
  • All Day 20k Premium Running Hat
  • All Day 20k Bib
  • Exclusive access to the All Day 20k Pre-Race & Recovery Zone

The All Day 20k Pre-Race & Recovery Zone is a designated area for All Day 20k runners to use before, in between, and after their four 5k races – Runners will have access to massage & recovery equipment, food, fuel, & drinks, and private bathrooms. The designated area will contain a secure Gear Check to store personal items throughout the day.

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