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World's Fastest 5K Celebrates 33 Years In Carlsbad

Blog Post - March 21, 2018

Category: What's New

March 24/25 - The World’s fastest 5K will return to Carlsbad for its 33rd year this weekend! The 2018 Carlsbad 5000 and Junior Carlsbad will bring more than 40,000 runners, walkers, spectators, family and friends to the City of Carlsbad March 24-25th. The Village of Carlsbad is open for business and looking forward to the excitement!

Although online registration is already closed, walk-up registration is available at the Expo on a first come, first served basis. So, if you’re still thinking about lacing up and coming out to walk or run the most beautiful 5K course, possibly anywhere, you still can!

Quick links are below to the information that might affect Village goers the most, however, the website for the race is

To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time. For a complete list of road closures and times, click here

Sat / 03-24-18 / 7:15 AM – 11:00 AM Junior Carlsbad 5000

Sat / 03-24-18 / 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Health & Fitness Expo Day 1

Sun / 03-25-18 / 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM Health & Fitness Expo Day 2

Sun / 03-25-18 / 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Carlsbad 5000 & All Day 20K