Carlsbad Marathon

carlsbad marathonOver 10,000 runners and walkers from around the country and world come each year for the annual Carlsbad, CA Marathon.

It’s more than just a run, though. Marathoners will tour quaint Carlsbad Village and run along Pacific Coast Highway passing sandy beaches, beautiful lagoons–and live bands every mile. Thousands of spectators and volunteers line the course, which typically starts and finishes at Westfield Plaza Camino Real, located at 2525 El Camino Real.

The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon works with 22 charities that use the event to raise funds and awareness through their association with the event. Numerous charities benefit from this marathon including (among others) the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter, Heart for Africa, Lupus Foundation of Southern California, North County Community Services Food Bank and Mended Little Hearts.

The race weekend also typically includes a three-day Health and Lifestyle Expo and Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND, which is geared for children age 12 and under.

Sponsors in past years for the Carlsbad Marathon have included Tri-City Medical Center, LEGOLAND California Resort, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, Ultima Replenisher, NRG, Visit Carlsbad, Road Runner Sports, UltraStar Cinemas, Zoot Sports and KYXY 96.5.

For more information or to volunteer for the event, visit or call 760-692-2900.