As of 12.14.21 – Per the current State of California and San Diego County guidelines, everyone will be required to wear a mask indoors at the Carlsbad Marathon Expo/Packet Pick-up at the Holiday Inn Carlsbad/San Diego on January 14 and 15, 2022.

There are not currently any mask or vaccine mandates that will affect the outdoor Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon, Double Down or 5K on Sunday, January 16, 2022 or the Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Virtual options are available, and we will continue to monitor all information coming from state and national agencies.



Event Participant Limits

Due to our current climate and supply chain issues, our 2022 race will have limited entries in all events. With our new limits, we are on track to sell out. If you’re not already registered, don’t wait – register now!

  • Full Marathon – limited to 1,000 participants
  • Half Marathon – limited to 4,500 participants
  • Surf Sun Run 5K – limited to 1,000 participants
  • Double Down Challenge – limited to 250 participants




    Gear check will be available through Mobile Locker ONLY. Locker rentals give you a secure, convenient storage option for your gear at the event site. You can pre-purchase a locker during registration or on race day.

  • Small: 6″x6″x9″ – good for a small layer, keys, wallet, and other small items – $10
  • Medium: 11″x6″x18″ – best for small to medium bags – $15
  • Large: 12″x12″x18″ – best for larger bags and backpack – $20
Mobile Locker will be stationed in the Finish Line Festival where it can be accessed before or after your event. 
If you didn’t purchase a locker during registration and would to purchase one prior to event day, you can do so here. 


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