Carlsbad Marathon

Sunday, January 25, 2009   6:00am Full Marathon & 7:30am Half Marathon
Plaza Camino Real 2525 El Camino Real
Carlsbad , CA

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Online Reg. Closes:

December 23, 2008 11:59 AM Pacific Time

Half Marathon SOLD OUT:

As of 8am on December 7th the Carlsbad Half Marathon has reach its capacity and is SOLD OUT. Limited full marathon is still available online.




6:00 a.m. Marathon start. All participants must be able to complete the marathon in 6 hours (13:44 minute per mile pace) or faster.

Half Marathon:

7:30 a.m. Half Marathon start. All Half Marathon participants must maintain a 20 minute per mile pace or faster.

Time Limits:

New time limits for the 2009 Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon. See above for more information or go to

New Wave Start:

This year we will offer a wave start. During the registration process you will be ask to give us your estimated finishing time. This will help us determine which wave to assign you to.

Event Description:

This spectacular coastal marathon and half marathon offers participants breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

The first stretch of the course will head right for the coast, into the village of Carlsbad. After going through the village of Carlsbad, marathoners will head south to Palomar Airport Road, PAR. After an inbound loop on PAR, you'll return to the coast and head south on Carlsbad Blvd. At La Costa Avenue, it's a quick U-Turn and back to the finish line. The highest point of elevation is 300 feet above sea level, reached after a 3 mile gradual climb between miles 7-10. The half marathoners will experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean throughout their 13.1 mile journey, traveling out and back along the historic Hwy 101 (Carlsbad Blvd.)

Long sleeve techincal Shirts to all registered participants.
Sanctioned and certified (perfect qualifier for Boston Marathon)
ChampionChip Timing
Well staffed support stations at every mile starting at mile 2
Entertainment locations along the route
Post event refreshments
Gorgeous medallion presented to all full and half marathon finishers
3 day fitness expo with over 80 exciting exhibitors
Fun weekend filled with events for everyone, including Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND California.

The Carlsbad Marathon works with 14 official charities to help raise funds and awareness for their organizations.

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