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April 6-7, 2024 | Carlsbad, CA
April 6-7, 2024 | Carlsbad, CA
Health & Fitness Expo: Saturday, April 6th
Health & Fitness Expo: Sunday, April 7th
Race Day: Sunday, April 7th
Click HERE for the full Race Day Schedule.
The Race Site / Expo is: 600 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
View Course Map HERE
Carlsbad 5000 is not able to refund or defer registrations, and bib transfers to another runner are not permitted. All runners must consent to the Race Waiver (View HERE) before purchasing their registration that states the acknowledgment of these parameters. Through our registration platform provider, events.com, we have partnered with FanShield to allow Ticket Protection. If you selected this option at checkout when purchasing your registration, you will have received a confirmation email with directions on how to proceed in receiving your refund in full. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Please check your email inbox as well as your spam folder for a confirmation email from events.com. You may also log in to your events.com account or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help locate your confirmation email and find out which race heat you are currently signed up for. If you need to change the race you want to run in, please reach out to email@example.com or visit the Registration Solutions Tent on-site at the Health & Fitness Expo.
We strongly encourage all runners to attend the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 6th, to pick up their race packet and experience all that we have to offer exclusively on Saturday. If you are not able to attend on Saturday, you may pick up your race kit on Sunday. We suggest you arrive on-site 90 minutes before the start of your race, due to long waiting lines. Packet Pickup will open at 6:00 am on Sunday, April 7th.
Yes, they need to arrive to the Health & Fitness Expo with a copy of your ID and written consent giving your friend/family member permission to receive your race items for you.
We are not holding a virtual option this year. We are not able to ship race items, (bib, medal, shirt, race kit) to any runners. All items must be received on-site at the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to this Community Relations page for extensive information of road closures and detours for Carlsbad residents and businesses throughout the weekend.
All parking is first come, first serve in and around the Carlsbad Village area and beyond. There is no designated parking for the event, it is all street parking. Please be aware of local parking rules and regulations before you leave your vehicle for the day.
There is no gear check for 5K or Junior Carlsbad runners. If you are running in the All Day 20K, there is gear check for you included with your registration. Please report to the attendant of the All Day 20K Recovery Zone to check your gear using the tear tag on your All Day 20K bib.
Strollers are allowed ONLY in the People’s Race. Dogs are not permitted on the Carlsbad 5000 course in any capacity.
Our races are split into classic USATF road race categories. The individual 5K races are split by age and gender, each with a different start time. In order to be eligible for overall winner or age group awards, you must run in your relevant age & gender race. You are welcome to participate in a different race or in the non-competitive People’s race.
The All Day 20K is a Carlsbad 5000 tradition where runners have an opportunity to participate in four 5K races throughout the day for a total of 20K. All Day 20K runners run in the FIRST FOUR races of the day regardless of their age or gender. Before the first race, in between each race, and after the last race, All Day 20K runners can rest, refuel, and use the gear check, and private bathrooms that are provided to you in the All Day 20K Recovery Zone.
All Day 20K Race Schedule
All Day 20K Race #1 – Masters Men
All Day 20K Race #2 – Masters Women
All Day 20K Race #3 – Open Women
All Day 20K Race #4 – Open Men