Kids Run Carlsbad Series
Kids Run Carlsbad, presented by Hollania Dairy, is a fun opportunity for kids ages 12 & under to participate in Carlsbad’s two most famous kids’ runs and earn extra bling! The series kicks off each January with the Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND®, part of the Carlsbad Marathon weekend of events, and concludes in April with Junior Carlsbad, part of the iconic Carlsbad 5000 weekend of events. Participants will earn the medals awarded at each event and a commemorative Kids Run Carlsbad presented by Hollandia Dairy series medal.
About the Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND
LEGOLAND® California Resort hosts this unique, 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Before the doors to the park open to the public, they’re opened for us to enjoy the sights and sounds of LEGOLAND®! Participants can run, walk, skip, be pushed in a stroller, or be carried on a back as they wind through the park and back out to the finish line. A portion of each registration is donated to the official charity partner of the event, Merlin’s Magic Wand. Kids’ registration includes an event T-shirt, finisher medal, and BOGO ticket offer.
About Junior Carlsbad
The streets of downtown Carlsbad will come alive with the legendary Junior Carlsbad! Kids ages 4-12 race against the clock in a 1-mile or half-mile distance on the famed Carlsbad 5000 course. Family members line the barricades to cheer on these amazing young runners crossing the official Carlsbad 5000 finish line. After the kids finish, stick around to witness the world’s fastest elites attempt to set 5k records on the same course later that day. Kids’ registration includes a race t-shirt, finisher medal, official race results, and more!
Both events feature fun pre- and post-race festivals with entertainment, vendors, refreshments, and more!
Upon completing the Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND® in January, kids 12 and under are automatically eligible for the Kids Run Carlsbad series. To complete the challenge, each child must then register for and complete the Junior Carlsbad in April of the same calendar year. Immediately after their Junior Carlsbad race, they will receive their commemorative Kids Run Carlsbad presented by Hollandia Dairy medal inside the Carlsbad 5000 expo area. While there, take a photo in front of the Kids Run Carlsbad presented by Hollandia Dairy step-and-repeat to celebrate and memorialize their special accomplishment.