The SoCal 3×5 is a fun opportunity to recognize our dedicated 5K participants who complete a trio of 5K events. The series starts in January with the Carlsbad Marathon 5K and ends in August with the America’s Finest City 5K, featuring a mostly flat loop course in historic and beautiful Balboa Park. NEW middle race announcement coming soon!

You will need to register for each of the events in the calendar year in which you are participating:

Race #1 – Carlsbad Marathon 5K – January – Register Here!

Race #2 – San Diego 5K – March – Register Here!

Race #3 – America’s Finest City 5K – August – Register Here!

Yes. The races must be completed in the same calendar year in the correct order. 

Once you complete the first two events, you’ll be eligible for the SoCal 3×5! Check your eligibility here.

As soon as you confirm you’re on the list be sure you are registered for the America’s Finest City 5K. You will receive a special SoCal 3×5 bib for the final race, the America’s Finest City 5K in August. You will use this bib to redeem your commemorative SoCal 3×5 medal after your race.

If you think you should be on the list and don’t see your name, please email us.

SoCal 3×5 RULES

  1. You must register using the exact same name and birthdate for all three events.
  2. You must wear the race timing device and receive an official time for each event. If you do not have an official finishing time, you will automatically be disqualified.
  3. Entry into each event is not guaranteed – register early to ensure your spot and save money.
  4. Each event has its own time limits – to be eligible for the SoCal 3×5 you must adhere to each time limit.

Don’t worry! Just email us and we’ll look into your eligibility. 

Finishers of the SoCal 3×5 will receive an impressive commemorative medal at the Bling Bestowment booth at the America’s Finest City Finish Line Festival!

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