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Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon

January 19, 2020 · Carlsbad, CA

Distance: 1 mile Kid Run, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles

The BEST and most scenic winter marathon & half marathon with the BEST swag. Miles and miles of breathtaking ocean views and outstanding course support stations and entertainment at every mile. Turn your Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend into a run-cation!


  • Long-sleeve, top-quality, technical fabric shirt
  • Technical fabric 1/4 zip pullover jacket
  • Complimentary beer in the post-race Ballast Point beer garden
  • Souvenir cinch bag
  • Bib number with ChronoTrack B-Tag
  • Support stations at every mile
  • Entertainment at every mile
  • Mylar blankets
  • Race day gear check
  • Dazzling finisher’s medal
  • First race in the Half Marathon Triple Crown series
  • Overall and age group awards
  • Official transfer policy
  • Boston qualifier
  • Opportunity to purchase race insurance
  • Nom Nom bag filled with tasty and nutritious refueling foods at the finish line (including chocolate milk!)
  • Finish line festival with live band, refreshments and celebration

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