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WORLD’S FASTEST 5K

May 22, 2022

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WORLD’S FASTEST 5K

Est. 1986

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!

WORLD’S FASTEST 5K

May 22, 2022

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 & 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+)
  • Race Shirt (Pressio supported by REPREVE® S/S Tee – the world’s most technical & sustainable event tee)
  • 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

WORLD’S FASTEST 5K

May 22, 2022

The Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University features individual 5k races for all ages & abilities. The post-race experience features the Health & Fitness Expo & legendary Pizza Port Beer Garden.

Included with Registration:

  • 2 Pizza Port Beers (21+)
  • Race Shirt (Pressio supported by REPREVE® S/S Tee – the world’s most technical & sustainable event tee)
  • 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

Fast Course

(with a view)

This iconic road race features nearly two miles along the Pacific coastline overlooking the sand and surf of the Carlsbad beaches. This legendary flat and fast course kicks off on the downtown seaside streets, winds through palm trees along Carlsbad Blvd, and ends with an exciting, spectator-friendly finish in the heart of Carlsbad Village. The world-record-setting course is USATF sanctioned and certified.

May 22, 2022

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)

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 sponsored by Lyric
    • 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 Lyric 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.

May 22, 2022

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 four combined 5k races.

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 sponsored by Lyric

Race Schedule

* All times are subject to change due to ever-changing San Diego Coaster and Amtrak schedules.

May 22, 2022

The streets of downtown Carlsbad will come alive on May 22, 2022, 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! 

Included with Registration:

  • Fun, energetic course in the heart of Carlsbad Village
  • Junior Carlsbad participant tee
  • Junior Carlsbad finisher medal
  • Post-race treats including chocolate milk and animal crackers
  • Official race results and free photos

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

May 22, 2022

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! 

Included with Registration:

  • Fun, energetic course in the heart of Carlsbad Village
  • Junior Carlsbad participant tee
  • Junior Carlsbad finisher medal
  • Post-race treats including chocolate milk and animal crackers
  • Official race results and free photos

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

Lucky Duck Foundation

Official Charity of Carlsbad 5000 – Donate Now!

Carlsbad 5000 has chosen the Lucky Duck Foundation as our designated philanthropic beneficiary.

Donations from Carlsbad 5000 runners and its race organizers will benefit the Lucky Duck Foundation’s numerous homelessness programs which include shelters, employment and job training opportunities, food & water, winter coats that transform into sleeping bags, and numerous other efforts designed to immediately alleviate the suffering of homelessness throughout San Diego County.

Every donation is matched by Lucky Duck Foundation co-founders Pat & Stephanie Kilkenny, up to $1.5 million per year.

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