Run for a Reason

The Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon recently brought close to 10,000 runners and walkers from all over the world to Carlsbad to particpate in the 26.2 and 13.1 mile course. Starting at Westfield Carlsbad in the early hours of the morning, runners made their way by Buena Vista Lagoon and then through the heart of The Village, until they finally came to the finish line – all while enjoying the rolling hills and stunning views of the ocean along the way. Other highlights included 25 live bands spread throughout the course at every mile, nearly 2,000 volunteers at 25 different support stations, and crowds of spectators who stopped by to cheer on the runners with signs of support. The event helped to raise funds and awareness for 19 different charities including Alzheimer’s Association, Donate Life San Diego, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, and Girls on the Run, among many others. The amount of charitable funds raised was expected to reach $200,000. For more information visit www.carlsbadmarathon.com.