WORLD’S FASTEST 5K
April 2, 2023
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
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.
(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.
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)
* All times are subject to change due to ever-changing San Diego Coaster and Amtrak schedules.
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!
Plus, four-time Olympian and co-owner of Carlsbad 5000, Meb Keflezighi, will be sure to make race weekend extra special!