About The Race


Join us and experience the Carlsbad 5000! The World’s Fastest 5K is a flat, fast, and scenic course right in the heart of downtown Carlsbad. After your run celebrate with friends and Party by the Sea!

Course


Stay tuned for more updates on the 2019 courses! Look forward to a flat, fast, and beautiful coastal course where runners ‘Party by the Sea’ after they finish their 3.1 mile journey!

Race Weekend Highlight Video


Check out just how much we Party by the Sea in Carlsbad! Race weekend rocked!

From the Tempo

    2016 Carlsbad 5000 Highlight Video

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    • April 05, 2016

    The good times come easy in Carlsbad. Press play on the 2016 race highlight video below, and check out how much fun we had partying by the sea!

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    2016 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Highlight Video

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    • April 04, 2016

    Known for being the World’s Fastest 5K, as 16 World Records have been broken here, the 2016 Carlsbad 5000 again lived up to the hype. 5K World Record holder, Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) put on a show in the women’s race, as many challenged her for the win. On the men’s side, Joshua Cheptegei, just 19 years old (Uganda) ran fearlessly and took down some of the fastest 5K runners in the world. Re-live the epic day of racing in the coastal California town in the elite race videos below.

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    Carlsbad 5000 Top Moments Bernard Lagat

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    • February 27, 2016

    The Carlsbad 5000, now in its 31st year, has garnered many of the fastest 5K times that have ever been rel="noopener noreferrer" run on an IAAF (international governing body for the sport of athletics) certified course. The Carlsbad 5000 has been dubbed, “The Worlds Fastest 5K,” as numerous world records have been run on the streets of the seaside town in California. 

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