Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon and Kids Marathon Mile
Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland California Resort
Geared for children ages 3 to 12, the Kids Marathon Mile takes place at Legoland California Resort on January 14. Before the doors open to the public, participants can run, walk, skip or stroll, or even be pushed in a stroller as they wind one mile through the park towards the finish line. Each participant is presented with a shiny finisher’s medal and treated to light refreshments and family-friendly entertainment. The event concludes at 10am with the opening of Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium. Registered participants ages 3 to 12 can enter the park for free, and moms and dads receive half-off admission.
It is a one-mile, non-competitive, age-staged run/walk that winds through the Legoland theme park. A Diaper Dash, entertainment and other fun activities will take place immediately following the kids’ races.”
Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon
Over 10,000 runners and walkers from all over the world are expected to participate in the Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon on January 14. The marathon starts at 6:15am and the first of seven waves for the half marathon starts at 7:45 am. Both races start and finish at the Shoppes at Carlsbad. The event is sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center.
The 26.2- and 13.1-mile courses feature 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. The race weekend also includes a three-day Health and Lifestyle Expo. Twenty-one charities rely on the marathon to raise funds and awareness about their cause.
Legoland California Resort is located at 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. The Shoppes at Carlsbad are located at 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. For more information call (760) 692-2900 or visit www.carlsbadmarathon.com.