Carlsbad Marathon

January 19, 2020

The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon is an annual North County event occurring in January. Over 10,000 runners and walkers from all over the United States and many foreign countries are expected to participate in the race weekend festivities.

The 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses features tours through Carlsbad Village, along oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway and past sandy beaches and picturesque lagoons. Participants are sure to stay motivated and entertained with support stations and live bands every mile, spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and thousands of spectators and volunteers lining the course.

Both races start and finish at the Shoppes at Carlsbad located at 2525 El Camino Real in Carlsbad. The marathon starts at 6:15 a.m. and the first of 7 waves for the half marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon works with 21 charities that use the event to raise funds and awareness through their association with the event. Race participants are encouraged to “run for a reason” by raising funds for one or more of the organizations.

The race weekend also includes a three-day Health & Lifestyle Expo and Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND on Saturday. Geared for children age 12 and under, the Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND is a one-mile, noncompetitive, age-staged run/walk that winds through the LEGOLAND theme park, located at One LEGOLAND Drive in Carlsbad. A Diaper Dash, entertainment and other fun activities takes place immediately following the kids’ races. 

Event Website

Carlsbad Marathon

Directions

Heart of Oceanside Map

Event Lodging

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Stay in Oceanside

We’re so excited to have you join us in Oceanside for this signature annual event. We want planning your time with us to be as easy as possible so we’ve put together the best lodging and hotel deals for the Carlsbad Marathon below. If you want to explore a little bit more about we offer as a destination, then request to have an Oceanside Visitor Guide mailed out to you prior to your arrival.

Traveling with a Group? The Carlsbad Marathon is a great experience for friends and family to get together and enjoy as a group for a fun racecation. Depending on the size of your group, Visit Oceanside may be able to assist you in finding the perfect location for your group to stay together or find a venue for a group celebration after the event.  Contact our Group Travel Department for more information.

2020 Carlsbad Marathon Oceanside Hotel Specials

Event Special: Comfort Suites Oceanside

Comfort Suites Oceanside888 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Special: 10% off regular rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: n/a
  • Booking Contact: (760) 722-8880
  • Distance to Race: 5 miles
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last

Event Rate: The Fin Boutique Hotel

The Fin Hotel
133 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Rate: $99 per night (Standard King)
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: n/a
  • Hotel Contact760-279-6300
  • Distance to Race: 4 miles
  • Booking Code: Carlsbad Marathan
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last – Limited rooms available.

Event Rate: Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area

Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina1401 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Rate: $139 per night (Executive Rooms) / $159 per night (Junior Suites)
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: n/a
  • Booking Contact760-231-7000
  • Distance to Race: 5 miles
  • Booking Code: CMA
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last

Special: Southern California Beach Club

Southern California Beach Club- Patio View
121 S Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Special: 10% off regular rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: Varies
  • Booking Contact(877) 351-3854
  • Distance to Race: 4.5 miles
  • Visit Oceanside promo code: MWZ8G
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last

Special: Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort

Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort
333 Myers Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Special: 15% off regular rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: Varies
  • Booking Contact800-989-6901
  • Distance to Race: 1/2 mile
  • Visit Oceanside promo code: AFFIL
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last

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