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    • About the race
    • The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of the greatest community in the most amazing town on the map – and remember, it’s on Super Bowl Sunday!
    • The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic HWY 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach.
    • Then you get to experience it all again on your way back!
    • Race Map
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    • Category
    • Elite 10K Race
    • 10K
    • 5K
    • Start Time
    • 7:30am
    • 7:35am
    • 8:00am

  • Packet pick up

    We strongly encourage you to pick up your bib and race shirt at Road Runner Sports either Friday or Saturday as race day will be quite crowded.

    Cardiff Kook Run Packet Pick Up (BIBS/CHIPS & CKR soft cotton T-shirt)

    • Where:
    • Road Runner Sports, 5617 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad, CA
    • When:
    • Friday, Feb. 2nd from 2-7 pm
      Saturday Feb. 3rd from 12-7 pm

    Road Runner Sports will provide 10% off merchandise for all CKR participants.

  • Elite 10K racing information

    • 1st

      place award

      $1,500 ea.

      Men / Women

    • 2nd

      place award

      $1,000 ea.

      Men / Women

    • 3rd

      place award

      $500 ea.

      Men / Women

    • $250

      Bonus for setting new course record

    Age Group awards for:

    • 18 – 21,
    • 22 – 25,
    • 26 – 30,
    • 31 – 35,
    • 36 – 40,
    • 41 – 45,
    • 46 – 50,
    • 51 – 55,
    • 56 – 60,
    • 61 – 65,
    • 66 – 70,
    • 75 and up

    Costume contest Information

    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards

    • Individual and Group

  • Cardiff Kook Costume Contest

    • Costume participants need to register at the Costume Contest Registration table by 8:00am
    • Prizes will be awarded to the top three costume participants who best display the spirit of the annual Cardiff Kook
    • The costume award ceremony immediately follows the 5k race
    • Race completion times have no bearing on costume contest results
    • Normal running attire is not considered a costume
    • Participants must be present at awards ceremony to receive award

  • Volunteers

    Are you interested in volunteering?
    Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will reach out to you.
    Thank you.

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  • Charitable Giving

    We support Cardiff School, Ada Harris Elementary and BSA of Encinitas.


  • Contact Us

    The annual Cardiff Kook Run 10K & 5K is a celebration of the greatest town on the map – on the greatest day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday. The scenic loop starts and finishes under the famous “Encinitas” sign, passes by the Cardiff Kook statue on Coast HWY 101, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and then make its way down to Cardiff State Beach. Then you get to experience it all again on your way back.

    Please complete the form below if you would like to get in contact with us. Thank you!

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