Carlsbad 5000

400 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Running > 1 mile, 5k, Fun Run, Other Running

Event Description

The Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University

is a full day of road racing on the seaside streets of Carlsbad, California. This iconic event features individual 5K races for all ages and abilities, including Men’s and Women’s Masters Divisions (40 & Older), Men’s and Women’s Open Divisions (39 & Under), the Non-Competitive People’s Race (Joggers & Walkers, All Ages), and the world’s fastest Elites. The post-race experience features the Carlsbad 5000 Health & Fitness Expo and the legendary Pizza Port Beer Garden where friends and family celebrate with music and entertainment.

The course features nearly two miles along the Pacific coast with an exciting, spectator-friendly finish in the heart of Carlsbad Village. The world record-setting course is USATF sanctioned and certified. 


Includes 2 FREE Pizza Port Beers (21+), official race shirt, medal, photos, post-race hydration/snacks, & plenty more to experience at the Health & Fitness Expo & Beer Garden! 

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 events:

  • 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)

In addition to everything included within the 5k registration package, All Day 20k runners will receive…

  • 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 sponsored by Addaday

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 Addaday 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. 


Kids Ages 4-12

1-Mile or Half-Mile Distance

The streets of downtown Carlsbad will come alive on May 22nd, with the legendary Junior Carlsbad! Kids ages 4-12 race against the clock in a 1-mile or half-mile distance on the famed Carlsbad 5000 course. Family members line the barricades to cheer on these amazing young runners crossing the official Carlsbad 5000 finish line. After the kids finish, families stick around to witness the world’s fastest elites attempt to set national and world records on the same course later that day! 

Includes official Junior Carlsbad t-shirt, race medal, post-race treats, race results, free photos, & plenty more to experience in the Kid's Zone! The Junior Carlsbad is a fun and energetic course in the heart of Carlsbad Village!

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