Carlsbad Marathon & Half

Carlsbad Marathon & Half
Date Jan 2022 (TBD)
Distance 5k, Half-marathon, Marathon, Other, 16.2mi
Course Type Road

Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

2016 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Race Report
"There’s a good mix of hills and flats and the weather is typically gorgeous. The spectacular views definitely don’t hurt."
2017 Carlsbad Marathon & Half - Race Recap, Half Marathon
"Even though I run the route weekly, I am still taken back at the beauty around."


Race Information

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 Half Marathon Triple Crown series.

Carlsbad Marathon & Half

Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Half Marathon Triple Crown Series events.

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