Carlsbad Marathon & Half
The Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathons are a pair of very popular annual runs that happen in Carlsbad California.
very scenic out and back(ish) road courses that run along the water for most of the race. The events regularly attract a large field of runners (often 7,000+ across the two distances), and, the half marathon is part of the ViaSat half marathon triple crown. To earn the Triple crown runners need to complete the following races in a single calendar year:
The Carlsbad Marathona and half marathon courses are both mostly waterfront road routes. The half is a pure straight line out and back, the full marathon follows generally the same route but with an east/west leg thrown into the mix.
Expect undulations throughout the course, and look to gain some speed on any gradual downhill sections!