Experience the Carlsbad 5000 on March 24-25, 2018. The World’s Fastest 5K will return to Carlsbad for its 33rd year in 2018. Don’t miss your chance to experience the Party by the Sea!
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Rock ‘n’ Roll events for three years.
You must be at least 8 years old to participate in the 5K. You must be 12 years old to participate in the All Day 20K.
You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of the 5K or 20K.
You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
Race numbers are required to participate.
Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.
Information Booths and Lost & Found
Information Booths will be positioned at the start and finish to assist you with any race day questions and help you find your way. The Information Booths will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth. Items from the start will be transported to the finish.
Any valuable items NOT claimed at the finish by 1 pm will be trucked back to our San Diego office.
Race timing by Race Central using ChronoTrack systems will record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called a D-Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.
The ChronoTrack timing tag (D-Tag) will be attached to your race bib. The D-Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your bib, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the bib you are issued*. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect.
Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your number and attach it to your shoe.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this race must wear the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. No tag = no time!
*If you register for the race before online registration closes, your ChronoTrack timing tag should have your name printed on it.
Visit Race Central for more information.
In 2018 we have an all new app that includes real time-runner tracking. Share this with your friends, family and fans so they can track your progress on race day.
Additional highlights of the app include:
Participant times, paces, estimates and places in real-time
Live Runner Tracking
Interactive Course maps
Push notifications as progress is made on course
Event information and messaging