Carlsbad 5000 2024

600 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA


Online Registration Will Close at 11:59pm PDT Friday, April 5th.

You may register IN PERSON ONLY at the EXPO on Saturday & Sunday. In person registration will last until the event sells out.


Expo: 340 Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008


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!

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

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


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! 


All Junior Carlsbad bibs come with one free Companion bib for a guardian, if you want to run with your Junior Runner!

Included with Registration:
  • Fun, energetic course in the heart of Carlsbad Village
  • Junior Carlsbad Race T-Shirt
  • Junior Carlsbad Finisher Medal
  • Post-race treats including chocolate milk and animal crackers
  • Official race results and free photos

Plus, four-time Olympian and Carlsbad 5000 ambassador, Meb Keflezighi, will be sure to make race weekend extra special!


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 over the course of the day:


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