The Run

The TriFuzion experience culminates with the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon.

At 6:00 am on January 22nd, 2011 full TriFuzion athletes will take to the start line at Carlsbad’s  Westfield Plaza for a magical run down the Carlsbad coast, while the half Trifuzion athletes take off an hour and half later at 7:30.

“Carlsbad is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other. From our ideal weather conditions to our spectacular coastal course, our award winning event will wow you. Our 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support are just a few of our outstanding features. We also offer each participant a technical fabric shirt, virtual goodie bag, spectacular finisher’s medal and more. Our boutique style event with an emphasis on quality and individual service sets us apart from the mega marathons. Our events sell out, register early.”- Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon

With an amazing course, strong athlete support, pace groups, numerous spectator viewing areas and awesome volunteers, the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon is the perfect event to finish off your TriFuzion experience.

The Course

Ground zero for  the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon is Carlsbad’s Westfield mall sitting just east of the Buena VIsta lagooon directly off Hwy 78 and Hwy 5.

The full marathon and starts and finishes at Westfield Plaza Camino Real in Carlsbad. After the starter’s gun goes off, marathoners will head for the coast passing the Buena Vista Lagoon through the village of Carlsbad to Carlsbad Boulevard (Highway 101). You’ll head south on the 101 to Palomar Airport Road (PAR). After a 3 mile trip inland on you’ll return to the coast and again head south on 101 to a quick U-turn near La Costa Avenue back up the coast to the finish line.

The marathon course is rolling. Much of it is along the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The highest point of elevation is 308 feet above sea level reached gradually between miles 5 and 9.

The half marathon  course is the fastest in the San Diego area and one of the fastest in the U.S. It starts and finishes at the same location as the marathon; however the courses are not the same. After the starter’s gun goes off, you’ll head to the ocean and Carlsbad Boulevard (Highway 101). You’ll run south on the 101 to the turn around point at Break Water and then you’ll head back to the finish line. The out-and-back course is gently rolling, with no major elevation changes. Run this course and you will see why some of the fastest half marathon times in the U.S. run here.

Done

You’ve maintained the focus. Put in the training. You’ve swam, cycled and ran a total of 140.6 or 70.3 miles and now it’s time to celebrate your accomplishment with the family, friends and the other athletes.

To celebrate the finish of the first TriFuzion virtual full and half distance triathlon we are going to party. We are working on securing the venue and the details of the event, so stay tined for further announcements, but know that family and frineds are definitely welcome.