Carlsbad Marathon

Carlsbad, CA, USAJanuary 19, 2025

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The Carlsbad Marathon started out as the San Diego Marathon. It is said to be one of the oldest races on the West Coast. In 1978, The Heart of San Diego Marathon, was created and thus there were 2 marathons in San Diego. When InMotion Inc. was hired to put on the marathon, they made the decision to combine the two marathons and then eventually the marathon was moved from San Diego to Carlsbad. Wikipedia

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When is the 2025 Carlsbad Marathon?

The 2025 Carlsbad Marathon will be held on Sunday January 19, 2025.

Is the Carlsbad Marathon a Boston Marathon Qualfier?

Yes, the Carlsbad Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier.

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The marathon, half marathon and 5K start and finish at The Shoppes at Carlsbad located at 2525 El Camino Real. The 5K course is a quick out and back toward the village of Carlsbad along the beautiful Buena Vista Lagoon. The full and half marathon courses are stunning with sweeping Pacific Ocean views for the majority of the run as the course traverses out and back along the historic Highway 101/Carlsbad Boulevard. See the course maps below.Marathon – The marathon starts at 6:15 A.M. and is limited to 1,200 participants. All participants must be able to complete the marathon within the 6-hour time limit (13:44- minute-per-mile maximum pace). This is a Boston qualifying event.5K – The 5K begins at 6:45 A.M. and takes participants out and back along the beautiful Buena Vista Lagoon. The event is limited to 1,000 participants who must be able to complete the 5K within the 1-hour time limit (19:21- minute-per-mile maximum pace).Half Marathon – The half marathon starts in waves at 7:45 A.M.

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Run Score: 8
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2023
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