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Carlsbad Marathon and Half

Carlsbad Marathon and Half

Carlsbad, California, USA | Sunday, January 20, 2019

Race Rundown

MarathonSunday, January 20, 20196:15am
Half MarathonSunday, January 20, 20197:45am
Kids RaceSaturday, January 19, 20198:00am


Kids 3-12 receive a free sea life and legoland ticket - up to (2) adult tickets 50% off! #RunCarlsbad


Race Perks
Boston QualifierFree Kids RaceStroller Half

Why We Love It

Carlsbad, often referred to as "Village by the Sea" by locals, has transformed itself from a simple midway stop between Los Angeles and San Diego into its own vacation destination. Its relaxed coastal culture is home to a Mediterranean climate, pacific coast views, sandy beaches, a downtown village, championship golf courses, spring rose gardens, and the famous Legoland attraction.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Carlsbad Village

An outdoor beach village home to small shops, restaurants, farmers markets, and local entertainment.

Carlsbad State Beach

A popular beach with soft sand and rocky cliffs accessed by numerous trails, wooden stairs, and a 4-mile (6.4 km) paved recreational path. A perfect place to dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean! Activities: bike, camp, fish, scuba dive, surf.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

A luxury outdoor shopping complex lined with beautiful fountains, palm trees, and benches.

Average Temperature

High - 64°F (18°C) Low - 47°F (8°C)



McClellan–Palomar Airport (CLD)
7 mi (11 km) from downtown


Amtrak Carlsbad Village Station (CBV)
Located downtown


Beach Terrace Inn Carlsbad2.2 mi (3.5 km) from start/finish
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort2.0 mi (3.2 km) from start/finish
Hilton Cape Rey Carlsbad6.6 mi (10.6 km) from start/finish
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach4.9 mi (7.9 km) from start/finish
Ocean Palms Beach Resort and Hotel2.0 mi (3.2 km) from start/finish
Tamarack Beach Resort2.1 mi (3.4 km) from start/finish