The Complete Carlsbad 5000 Schedule

by The Editors on April 1, 2011

Morning Masters

The Carlsbad 5000 kicks off tomorrow morning (April 2, 2011) with the Junior Carlsbad at 7:50 (not pictured above, obviously) and the Diaper Dash at 10:30 AM.
For the rest of the details including all start times, follow the jump.Carlsbad 5000 Returns to the Streets of North County
Kids’ races kick off weekend with Saturday’s Junior Carlsbad; Legendary ‘Party by the Sea’ celebrates 26th anniversary

The Carlsbad 5000 – Known as the ‘World’s Fastest 5K’ as the site of 16 world records and 11 American records. Scenic ocean views and a post-race beer garden allow participants to enjoy the famous ‘Party by the Sea’ and celebrate a local tradition that has been a part of Carlsbad for 26 years.

Junior Carlsbad – More than 2,000 mini-athletes will toe the starting line and celebrate a champions finish with age-appropriate distances for even the littlest racers. Each child receives a finishers medal, t-shirt and goodie bag. Junior Carlsbad was recently named “Youth Event of the Year” by Running USA.

Saturday, April 2 – Junior Carlsbad
1st race (Age 12) – 7:50 am
Age 12 (1 Mile): 7:50 AM

Age 11 (1 Mile): 8:00 AM

Age 10 (1 Mile): 8:15 AM

Age 9 (1 Mile): 8:30 AM

Age 8 (1 Mile): 8:45 AM

Age 7 (1 Mile): 9:00 AM

Age 6 (½ Mile): 9:20 AM

Age 5 (½ Mile): 9:35 AM

Age 4 (¼ Mile): 9:55 AM

Age 3 Toddler Trot**: 10:15 AM

Age 2 & under Diaper Dash**: 10:30 AM

Sunday, April 3 – Carlsbad 5000

Masters Men 40 and over 7:05 AM

Masters Women 40 and over 8:00 AM

Wheelchair Invitational 8:50 AM

Men 30-39 9:25 AM

Women 30-39 10:20 AM

People’s 5K Walk 10:25 AM

Men & Women 29 and under 11:30 AM

Elite Men’s Invitational 12:15 PM

Elite Women’s Invitational 12:17 PM

Downtown Carlsbad
Carlsbad Village Drive & Roosevelt Street

10,000 participants throughout the weekend
More than 2,000 kids at Junior Carlsbad
International Field of Elite Athletes
– U.S. Olympians Christin Wurth-Thomas and Jen Rhines
– Past Champions and Olympic medalists
– Wheelchair invitational

· The 26th running of the Carlsbad 5000 annually attracts amateur, competitive and professional runners from around the world.

· It is the only road race from a commonly run distance in the world that is home to the world records and its home country records for both genders.

· Race day begins at 7:05am with the Masters Men 40 and over, the first of nine races that will take place throughout the morning. The main event, featuring the world’s fastest professional athletes, begins at 12:15pm.

· Registration for all of the races on the Carlsbad schedule is still available. In addition to a New Balance tech-t and two free beers at the finish line, each participant will receive a free ticket to a San Diego Padres home game in April.

· The event is the home of the current world 5K road records: 13:00, Sammy Kipketer (KEN), 2000 & 2001, and 14:46, Meseret Defar (ETH), 2006.
· For more information, please visit

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