Frequently Asked Questions
What time can I pick up my race number?
On Saturday, both Junior Carlsbad and Carlsbad 5000 race numbers can be picked up in the morning.
- Junior Carlsbad race number pick-up is available from 7 am- 10 am.
- Carlsbad 5000 race number pick-up is available from 10 am – 1 pm.
- On Sunday, race numbers can be picked up starting at 6:00 am.
What time does Registration open on Sunday?
Registration opens at 6:00 am on Sunday.
Do I have to run in my assigned race?
You may run in any race except the Elite Invitational races, but to be eligible for age group and team awards, each person must run in their specific age/gender race. For instance, a 32-year old female could not be eligible for awards if she ran in the Masters Men race.
Will Gear Check be provided?
No, Gear Check is not available this year. Please leave personal items at home or in your car’s trunk. Race staff, vendors, sponsors and volunteers are not responsible for your personal items.
Are baby joggers and strollers allowed in the 5K?
Baby joggers and strollers are only allowed in the People’s Walk. Please, no dogs, skateboards or rollerskates in any of the races.
For questions regarding the Carlsbad 5000 or Junior Carlsbad, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-311-1255.
What is the difference between a group and competitive team?
A group consists of 10 or more people competing for the most participants. A competitive team involves 3-5 individuals competing for the fastest time.
What is a group?
A group includes all types of organizations such as corporations, cities, running clubs, schools and universities that compete for most participants.
How large does a group have to be?
Ten people or more.
What are the group categories?
The group categories are:
- City Challenge – City, County, Municipal employees
- Corporate Cup – Colleagues, Co-workers, Business Associations, Running Clubs, Schools, etc.
Are there awards offered to groups?
Yes. The largest group in both the City Challenge and Corporate Cup categories will receive a special plaque and a catered lunch. To be eligible for group awards, teams must have 10 or more participants.
What is a competitive team?
A team involves 3-5 individuals competing for the fastest time.
What are the competitive team categories?
The team categories are:
- Open Men – Men of any age group
- Open Women – Women of any age group
- Open Mixed – Men and women of any age group
- Masters Men – Men 40 years of age and older
- Masters Women – Women 40 years of age and older
- Military – Men and Women representing Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy
- Corporate – Male and Female colleagues, co-workers, business associates
- City – Male and Female City, County, Municipal employees
Do all of our competitive team members have to run the same race?
No. However, to also be eligible for individual age group awards, you must run in the correct age/gender race.
How will competitive teams be scored?
The fastest 3 times in each competitive team will be used to determine the fastest competitive team. At least one woman must score for the Open Mixed competitive team.
What size does our competitive team have to be?
Competitive teams must have 3-5 participants.
Are there awards offered to competitive teams?
Yes. Special plaques will be awarded to the fastest competitive teams.
Can I transfer my registration to a group or team if I am already registered?
Yes. Email the name and email address you registered with as well as the name of the team you would like to join to email@example.com by March 1st.
What is the price for team members?
$30 per person (through 12/31/11)
$40 per person (through 3/25/12)
No team, group or All Day 25K registration available on race weekend.
What is the cancellation/transfer policy?
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund. If you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else and entry fees will not be transferred from year to year. We will be happy to ship you a T-shirt from the event up to 30 days after the event. Please fill out the Cancellation/T-shirt Request form. T-shirts will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the event.