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“World’s Fastest 5K” the Carlsbad 5000 this Weekend

Carlsbad CA— Billed as the “Worlds Fastest 5K” the Carlsbad 5000, a Rock ‘n’ Roll Signature event, takes place along the coast this weekend, April 2-3.

More than 40,000 runners and walkers will take to the streets on Sunday for the 5K and all day 20k.

The Elite race includes runners from as far away as Africa including, Wilson Too, Debeli Gezmu and defending champion, Lawi Lalang. From Australia; two-time Olympian, Collis Birmingham. Great Britain; Charlie Hulson and Luke Caldwell and the Netherlands; Tijs Groen and Roy Hoornweg.

Packet Pick-up begins today

1-Mile and Junior Carlsbad Packet Pickup Information:

  • Friday, April 1 (3pm to 6pm) Pre-Registration Party at Village Faire Plaza
  • Saturday, April 2- (6:15am to 10:45am) The Village of Carlsbad, on Roosevelt between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue.

Carlsbad 5000 (5K & All Day 20K) Packet Pickup Information:

  • Saturday, April 2 (10am to 1pm) The Village of Carlsbad, on Roosevelt between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue.
  • Sunday, April 3 (6am to 11am) Harding St. between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue

The schedule of events:

Road Closures:

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Carlsbad 5000 2015 People’s Course
Mile 3
Carlsbad 5000 2015 People’s Course
Carlsbad 5000 2015 People’s Course
Roosevelt Street Closed
Carlsbad Village Dr Closed
Grand Ave Closed
Madison St Closed
State Street Closed
Jefferson Ave Closed
Carlsbad Blvd Closed
Harding Ave Closed
Carlsbad Blvd Closed
For more information on the Carlsbad 5000, visit their website [Link]