The date for the 36th running of the Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University has not yet been confirmed due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates here and on social media!

The Carlsbad 5000 road race has been a spring tradition in Southern California since 1986 and features a full weekend of running festivities. The annual event kicks off Saturday morning with the Junior Carlsbad, a kids-only event in the heart of Carlsbad Village featuring fun runs, toddler trots, and diaper dashes! On Sunday, the World’s Fastest 5k welcomes runners of all ages and paces to a fast oceanfront course with unforgettable views and an energetic atmosphere. After crossing the finish line, participants celebrate with friends and family at the Party by the Sea featuring the famous Pizza Port beer garden, live music, food trucks, and more! The full day of racing culminates at noon when the fastest pros on the planet look to set new world and national records in the Skechers Performance Elite Invitationals!

Carlsbad 5000 | World's Fastest 5K