The Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 15, 2017
It’s almost the new year, and time to start thinking about 2017. And if you are a runner you may very likely be thinking about, or planning on, the famed Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon.
The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon will take place just 4 weeks from yesterday, on Sunday January 15, 2016, in Carlsbad California.
The Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon are hugely popular with world class runners and new runners, as well as with viewers along the course.
What makes this event so popular, is part is the location and the course - a significant portion of the Carlsbad marathon course is along our beautiful Carlsbad coastline on historic Route 101/Coast Road (videos), otherwise known as Carlsbad Boulevard, with spectacular Pacific Ocean views and a gently rolling course with no major elevation changes.
The Carlsbad marathon and half marathon both start and finish at The Shoppes at Carlsbad (formerly the Westfield Mall) but follow different courses.
Another reason the Carlsbad marathon is so popular is that you can run a world class marathon in January and not freeze your body parts!
If you’d like to get a feel for some of the marathon route take a ride with me along historic Route 101 (VIDEO)
In addition to the full marathon (registration closed midnight January 13), there will be a Half Marathon, as well as a Kids Marathon Mile held at world-famous Legoland in Carlsbad the day before on Saturday January 14, 2017.
Whether you live here in Carlsbad or are a visitor, please be aware there are some significant road closures during the event, beginning very early Sunday morning, and we’ll start seeing signs soon to remind us where they are and when.
The Health and Lifestyle Expo is Friday January 13th from 12 noon until 6 pm at The Shoppes at Carlsbad off El Camino Real in Carlsbad (just south of the 78 freeway) where the marathon and half marathon start and end. The Expo continues on Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm.
If you haven’t done so already, you can register online here.