The Carlsbad 5000 is America’s premier 5K road race and a Southern California favorite. In 2013, the race will celebrate its 28th anniversary with more fun ways to run than ever!
Best known for its fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set, both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking this spectator-filled course in downtown Carlsbad.
The race features a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, costume contest, the All Day 25K Endurance Challenge and the Junior Carlsbad, California’s largest running event for children. After the race, participants and spectators reunite for the Party by the Sea, featuring live music, dancing and a beer garden.
The event features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo and wraps up with a raucous Party by the Sea in the heart of Carlsbad Village! With live music and free beer for participants over 21, the party begins as soon as runners finish the first race; friends and family gather soon after to celebrate their accomplishments.
Over 10,000 runners and walkers participate in Carlsbad 5000. With a unique format, the event features different races all morning, including races by age group, the Wheelchair Invitational, the People’s 5K Walk and concludes with elite races for both women and men.
- Gender: 52% female, 48% male
- 51% age 39 or younger
- 70% earned over $75,000 a year
- 51% earning over $100,000 a year
- 14% earning over $200,000 a year respectively
- 37 states, 10 countries represented
Source: 2012 Registration Report and Participant Survey