We’re lucky to call the beautiful coastal town of Carlsbad, California, our home since 1986, and it’s no secret why runners from all over the world continue to make the Carlsbad 5000 a yearly destination event.

Perfectly situated between the laid-back vibe of downtown San Diego and the glamour of Los Angeles/Orange County, the world is at your fingertips, while your toes are in the sand. Enjoy the most outdoor space and trails in all of San Diego, with a safe and fun environment. Explore Carlsbad!


Want to make a long weekend out of the World’s Fastest 5K? Carlsbad has so much to offer beyond Race Day.

Check out this comprehensive listing of all hotels in Carlsbad, including hotels on the beach, luxury resorts, vacation rentals, budget-friendly hotels, and more. Carlsbad has whatever you need to plan your stay Race Weekend!


Fuel up for Race Weekend with the whole family at Carlsbad’s wide array of amazing restaurants!

Carlsbad has a wonderful culinary scene, from casual to lux. Known for quite a variety of choices, see all the options available for you next meal and visit.


Shopping in Carlsbad provides the enticing combination of upscale offerings and a casual atmosphere. Walk tree-lined streets to discover art galleries, garden shops, jewelers, clothing stores, boutiques and a farmer’s market with goodies galore. Venture slightly further for more options at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets or to The Forum for all your lifestyle needs.


Beyond the course

Home to the start line, finish line, and the famed Pizza Port Beer Garden – Carlsbad Village is the zone to explore before, during, and after the race!

Whether you are searching for a hip coffee shop, perfect street taco, or an elegant French bistro, Carlsbad Village is home to an abundance of amazing restaurants for any occasion. In between meals, explore the arts and entertainment scene or spend the day shopping around the hundreds of unique shops and boutique stores that the Village has to offer. The Village is walkable, with the Coaster station in the heart of everything, and the beach is just two blocks away.

Come experience Carlsbad Village.

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