Fun Running and More in Carlsbad, California
January 19, 2014
The Carlsbad Marathon is a fun winter marathon to run. Gorgeous weather, spectacular views, and a staff that truly knows what they are doing, makes this marathon a favorite among runners. Entertainment, 26 expertly staffed supports stops, and unsurpassed volunteers really make this marathon stand out. With plenty of things to do and beautiful Carlsbad vacation rentals available, making a week out of this challenging marathon is the only way to go.
Play, Stay, and Run in Carlsbad
While the course itself is gorgeous, Carlsbad itself outshines it. Edged by miles of stunning beaches, shopping, dinning, and other attractions, it is a favorite vacation spot – even for those who don't run. For those that do, what could be better than a day at the AvaJade Salon and Day Spa for a massage and mineral bath to ease those tired muscles? Tour LEGOLAND California or the SEA LIFE Aquarium and stop off at one of the popular restaurants in the area like Armenian Cafe or the Bellefleur Restaurant. Cap the day off with a night-cap at your vacation rental home and you'll be ready to visit the shopping district in the morning.
Born to Run
For those interested in the Carlsbad Marathon, there are just a few things to know. This year's event is the weekend of January 19, with the race itself starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 19. The race is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon and support stations at each mile marker (about) ensure safety. At the end of the race, organizers present awards for each major age group. There is a six-hour time limit for the race. For those not up to a full marathon, a half-marathon is available as well. The fee for the full marathon is $90.00. Those who opt to run the half-marathon can register for $70.00.
More Than a Marathon
Throughout the weekend, there are a variety of activities available. Kids will enjoy the Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND, while adults will appreciate the weekend long Health and Lifestyle Expo. The Carlsbad Marathon can also be run for charity, with each mile helping you support your favorite one.
Best Places to 'Carbo Load' Before the Marathon
Spirito's Italian Restaurant
Daily News Cafe
Whether you are planning a trip to San Diego to run the race or just want to enjoy a fun packed weekend, there is plenty of to do. Reserve a Carlsbad vacation rental home near the heart of the action and be ready for fun running!