Carlsbad Half Marathon takes place at Westfield Plaza Camino Real, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA. The course is beautiful and scenic. Musical bands will entertain thousands of participants, volunteers and spectators along the course throughout the race. The San Diego Marathon name was officially retired just after the 2004 event, and the Carlsbad Marathon name was introduced. Half Marathon is a part of the Carlsbad Marathon Events. The entry for the half marathon is limited to 8,000 participants.
Event TypeHalf Marathon
Men: 7:45 am
Women: 7:45 am
To participate in Carlsbad Marathon you can register in the official website. Early bird registration fees is $75 for the half marathon if registered earlier. Entry Limit: 8,000.
Course / Route Map
The half marathon course is one of the fastest in the San Diego area and the U.S. It starts and finishes at the same location as the marathon; however, the races have different start times and the courses are not the same. After the starter’s gun goes off, half marathoners will pass the Buena Vista Lagoon as they head out to Carlsbad Boulevard (Highway 101) and along the ocean to the turnaround point at Breakwater Road and back to the finish line. The out-and-back course is gently rolling, with no major elevation changes. Run this course and you will see why some of the fastest half marathon times in the U.S. are run here.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- Runners must be able to complete the course in 4.5 hours.
- Participants who are unable to maintain the required 13:44-minute-mile pace will be redirected via an alternate route.
Men: Eric Polanski (1997) 1:02:06
Women: Ann Marie LaucK (1996) 1:11:23
Prize Money & Awards
1st Male $1500 1st Female $1500
2nd Male $750 2nd Female $750
3rd Male $500 3rd Female $500
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
Every half marathon participant will receive a beautiful, top-quality, long-sleeve finisher’s shirt.
Water Stops & Refreshments
Fully staffed and equipped water stations will be positioned along the course approximately every mile with plenty of water and portable toilets. Ultima Replenisher will be served at approximately mile 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11 and gel will be available at approximately mile 4 and 8.
Expected Race Day Weather
The average temperature on race day will be 45 degrees Fahrenheit at the start warming by 15 to 20 degrees by noon.