Carlsbad 5000

The Carlsbad 5000 is an annual road running event over 5 kilometers which is typically held in April in Carlsbad, California, United States. The event was first held in 1986 and is organized by the Competitor Group (formerly Elite Racing). The day’s program includes the elite level and amateur 5 km races, a junior Carlsbad race for younger runners, one of the most competitive masters divisions and a health and fitness exposition.

Race Date
Apr 3, 2016
Race Location
Carlsbad, California, USA
Event Type
Start Times

Men: 7:00 am
Women: 7:00 am

No. Runners
Race Website
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Race Registration

The entry fees is $30 for the 5K if registered earlier. To participate in Carlsbad 5000 you can register in the official website. Online Registration Closes: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.

Course / Route Map

Flat, fast and fun! This scenic course features two miles along the cool Pacific with an exciting finish in the heart of Carlsbad. The course is USATF sanctioned and certified.

The race start point is at Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street in Carlsbad. After running up the hill to Carlsbad Boulevard, the course follows a south-to-north loop along Carlsbad Boulevard. The southern turn around is at Tammarack Avenue, the junction at Grand Avenue is past the half way mark. The north turn around is about Mountain View Street, near the Army and Navy Academy, then upon returning south, heads to its end point downhill on Carlsbad Village Drive at State Street, just past the railroad tracks near the Coaster station.

Race Profile / Elevation Map
Race Tags

Not available.

Time Limits & Cutoffs

State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record your true time from the start line to finish line.

Course Records

Men:  Sammy Kipketer (KEN) 12:59.5 (2000)
Women: Meseret Defar (ETH)  14:46 (2006)

Prize Money & Awards

1st Place M/F – $5,000
2nd Place M/F – $5,000
3rd Place M/F – $3,500

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

The first 250 finishers, who cross the finish line in each individual run, will also receive a commemorative “First 250″ medal. New Balance technical t-shirts and swag bags for all participants

Water Stops & Refreshments

Water will be served at the start, the finish and at one location on the course. Function Drinks will also be available at the finish.

Expected Race Day Weather

The temperature typically varies from 53°F to 62°F and is rarely below 48°F or above 69°F. Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 3 mph to 10 mph (light air to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.

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