The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon took place in January, with runners from all over San Diego and beyond reaching for that finish line. The course wound down towards Batiquitos Lagoon, looping back up to the Westfield Plaza Camino Real, with beautiful views of the ocean and Carlsbad for the runners. Course entertainment was scattered along the course, with bands and musicians such as 91 Octane, Bell Pepperz, Arab Spring Reverb, Broken Silence, Johnny C., Kendra Barry, Ladies Love Outlaws, and much more. Participants and spectators could even donate their “retired shoes” toward Shoes For A Cause, which will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.