2024 Carlsbad 5000 5km: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Carlsbad 5000 5km – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Carlsbad 5000, often referred to as the "World's Fastest 5K", is a renowned running event held annually in Carlsbad, California. Celebrated for its flat and scenic oceanside course, this race has witnessed numerous world records since its inception in the 1980s. Attracting a blend of elite international athletes and community participants, the Carlsbad 5000 offers various age-specific races throughout the day, culminating in the professional women's and men's events. Beyond its reputation for speed, the race is also known for its festive atmosphere, with live music, refreshments, and a lively post-race party, making it a favorite for both competitors and spectators.

Date: 

Sun
Apr 7
2024

Location: 

Carlsbad, United States

Distance

5km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

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Number of participants: 

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How to train for Carlsbad 5000 5km: Carlsbad 5000 5km training plans for every runner

To train for Carlsbad 5000, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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