Photos From A Sunny Carlsbad Marathon and 1/2

The annual January event tours the coastline of north San Diego and kicks off the popular Triple Crown Series in Southern California.

In the first big race of 2016 in San Diego, hundreds ran the Carlsbad full Marathon and thousands completed the half marathon. Both courses spend most of their time on the beautiful north San Diego County coastline, and cheerleaders came out from all over the county to applaud the runners. Check out some photos from a day with near-perfect racing weather in Carlsbad: (Photos: Rich Cruse)