The 2023 Carlsbad 5000 is April 2 in Carlsbad CA

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The 2023 Carlsbad 5000 is April 2 in Carlsbad CA


Carlsbad hosts a number of premier running events during the year. The Carlsbad 5000, on April 2nd, is reportedly the world’s fastest 5K race. Several world and US records have been set, and broken, since the race was established in 1986. Runners will likely attempt to do so again in 2023!


The Carlsbad 5000 is presented by National University.


There’s still some time to register online, but don’t delay as this event usually sells out.


RunnersThere are multiple races on Sunday. Of course there is the big race, the Carlsbad 5000 (5K), plus the All Day 20K (four 5K races) with 4 categories of runners.


The Junior Carlsbad race is for kids ages 4 to 12. Kids can run a ½ mile (ages 4 to 6) or 1 mile (7 to 12).


The Elite Invitational, with prizes, is also April 2. As the name implies this is open only to those runners who apply and are invited to race.


There is a Health and Fitness Expo in the parking lot at Roosevelt and Carlsbad Village Drive. The Expo runs from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday April 1st. Runners can pick up their race kits then.


On Sunday the Expo is open from 7 am to 2 pm. You’ll find sports equipment, apparel, and more from numerous exhibitors.


The post-race celebrations on Sunday in the Village will offer live music. The Pizza Port Beer Garden is open from 8:00 am to 2:30 (ages 21 and over with ID).  5K participants receive 2 free beers with their registration.


The Carlsbad 5000 is popular, so expect a good crowd of participants and spectators. You should plan to arrive early to find free parking in the Village, and along the course to cheer on the runners and enjoy the festivities. Be aware there will be some parking restrictions.


Don’t forget there will be a number of road closures, too, including Carlsbad Boulevard (the Coast Road).


Carlsbad 5000

Saturday and Sunday ~ April 1 and 2, 2023

Carlsbad Village ~ Carlsbad CA

Photos courtesy of Pixabay

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Comments (8)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Like the Indy 500 but on two wheels? Jeff will you be a participant or an observer? Endre

Mar 22, 2023 09:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Good analogy Endre Barath, Jr.  

And no, I will not be participating but I might get to town to watch if I'm not otherwise committed.


Mar 22, 2023 10:07 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It looks like things are pretty good in Carlsbad and you know I had to go there with that joke. Oven light, and all the best!

Mar 22, 2023 10:43 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jeff,

How fun! Love that cities offer events events like this to the community. Great way to bring residents together and good for you for getting the word out.

Mar 23, 2023 04:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... I have no doubt this race will be fully subscribed and that people will come out to cheer on the runners. Never heard of National University till now, so had to go and look it up.

Mar 23, 2023 05:06 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am with you Jeff Dowler, CRS I would not be participating in such an event but I might go watch the race if Endre Barath, Jr. was running in it, haha.

Mar 23, 2023 05:37 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, bet many runners from in and around Carlsbad will be in attendance for this event.

Mar 23, 2023 07:46 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff,

Race day in Carlsbad.  What could be better?  Breathing in all that sea air has to be invigorating. I hope you have great weather for the event.

Mar 23, 2023 01:09 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff we will soon be having 5K races around here as well.

Mar 23, 2023 03:28 PM