Approximately 3,000 kids toed the start line the morning of April 4, to compete in the Junior Carlsbad Marathon.
Kids of all ages compete. Groups range from age 5 to 12.
"This year's event was a huge success," Rhonda Mulvey, event manager of the kids race said in a press release. "We love to see more and more kids enter the race each year, especially those who have been running for consecutive events."
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The Junior Carlsbad is part of a weekend-long celebration of fitness in North County San Diego.
The kids' races precede Sunday's Carlsbad 5000, a 5K event for adults and elite athletes.
Both events feature post-race refreshments, prizes, live entertainment and a Health and Fitness Expo featuring the latest in fitness gear, apparel and nutrition.