The 2021 date for the 36th running of the iconic Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University has not yet been confirmed due to the continuously evolving developments around COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates here and on social media! // Carlsbad 5000 race weekend festivities kick off Saturday morning with 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 beautiful views and an energetic atmosphere. After crossing the finish line, runners 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 with the Elite Invitationals where the fastest pros on the planet pursue new world records while competing for a prize purse of $36,000!

Carlsbad 5000 | World's Fastest 5K