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)
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.