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The information below is for the 2018 Carlsbad 5000 and Junior Carlsbad taking place over the weekend of March 24-25. Event information will be added as it becomes available. Please note, information on this page is subject to change.


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Be Aware. Plan Ahead

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

  • The 2018 Carlsbad 5000 and Junior Carlsbad will bring more than 40,000 runners, walkers, spectators, family and friends to the City of Carlsbad March 24-25th.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! Residents of Carlsbad, CA are encouraged to volunteer at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Village of Carlsbad, the start or finish, or line the course to cheer runners. Click here for more information.

Road Closures

Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 5:00am and 2:30 pm. Please note that there will be road closures in affect on both Saturday and Sunday. For a complete list of road closures and times, click here. The race begins at 6:55 am, and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the road closure grid and course map for more information.  Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

Road Closure Map

This map outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon community relations team by completing the community contact form.

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