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Posted: February 25, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: “World’s Fastest 5k” Returns To Carlsbad April 5th

New All Day 25k Competition to Highlight Annual Party by the Sea

Carlsbad, CA (February 25, 2009) – The Carlsbad 5000, known as the World’s Fastest 5k and the home of 16 world records, announced the inception of a special All Day 25K competition for the 2009 event. Runners can register to run five of the individual 5K races and join the inaugural All Day 25K participant group. Participants who sign up for the All Day 25K will receive a special technical t-shirt and an “All Day 25K” finisher’s medal upon completion of their last race.

“We wanted to offer a new longer-distance aspect of the race that could serve as a training option for runners preparing for a marathon or half marathon later in the season,” said Shannon Davis, Event Manager. “It will make the 5K course into a challenging 25K, thus allowing our more serious runners a chance to participate in a fast, seaside training run while still taking advantage of one of Southern California’s most exciting races.”

The cost to register for the All Day 25k is $75 and space is limited to 150 participants, so runners are encouraged to sign up soon. The All Day 25k is intended for runners who can maintain a 10-minute or faster pace, as the time between individual races is limited. Participants already registered for the Carlsbad 5000 who are interested in the All Day 25K program can complete a transfer form at

The 24th running of the Carlsbad 5000 annually attracts amateur and competitive runners from around the world. Race day begins at 7:05 am with the Masters Men 40 and over, the first of nine races that will take place throughout the morning. The main event, featuring the world’s fastest professional athletes, begins at 12:15 pm.

To view the full race day schedule or register for the Carlsbad 5000, please visit or call (800) 311-1255.

About The Carlsbad 5000
Since 1986, thousands of runners and walkers have converged on the seaside village of Carlsbad in early April to enjoy the scenic course or set world records at the Carlsbad 5000. On Sun. April 5, 2009, the race known as the World’s Fastest 5k will celebrate its 24th anniversary with over 10,000 participants. For more information, please visit

About The Competitor Group
Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the leading media and event entertainment company dedicated to the endurance sports industry of running, cycling and triathlons. CGI is comprised of the following brands: Competitor Publishing, Elite Racing, Inside Triathlon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Triathlete Magazine, VeloNews and VeloPress. CGI owns and operates 25 national events delivering more than 250,000 professional and amateur participants in 2009. CGI publishes four magazine titles with a combined monthly circulation of approximately 650,000 and plans to launch an endurance community web presence under in Q2 2009. Further information about Competitor and its media properties can be found at

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