Cardiff Kook 5k, 10k & Kids-K
Sunday, February 9th 2020








The Cardiff Kook 5k Run, 10k Run & Kids K

Start & Finish under the iconic, “ENCINITAS” sign on Coast HWY 101. This scenic Pacific Ocean low incline loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to So. Cardiff State Beach. There is something special about running along the Pacific Ocean with only wind, waves and friends.


Then you get to enjoy it all over again!  

Race Details

Race Day Schedule and Registration

Race Day Schedule and Registration Hit the alarm, stretch and run out the door to the Check-In. The 10k race begins at 7:30am, Kids-K starts 7:40am and 5k Fun Run/Walk/Costume Contest starts at 8:10am.

6:00 AM

Course Open & Race and Costume Contest  Registration Opens

7:00 AM

Opening Day Announcements

7:30 AM

10k Race Start

7:40 AM


8:10 AM

5K Race Start

9:20 AM

Race Course Closes & Award Ceremony

Individual & Group Race Winner Awards

Top male & female finishers in the 10K Prizes are:











Cardiff Kook 5k (Adult) $49 ($55 day of)
Cardiff Kook 5k (Youth 11-17) $29 
Cardiff Kook 10k $59 ($65 day of)
Cardiff Kook 10k (Youth 11-17) $39 

Kids-K $10.00
Pets $10  

Registration includes race entry, chip timed bib, exclusive 2020 exclusive t-shirt & finisher medal.
(Kids-K is untimed).

1st Annual Cardiff Kook Valentine’s

Costume Contest Awards and Rules

Costume Contest:











Register at the Costume Contest Registration table prior by 7am


award ceremony

Costume award ceremony immediately following the 10k race


Normal running attire is not considered a costume



Awards will be given to the top three Individual and Group divisions who best display the spirit of  the kook.



Race completion times have no bearing on costume contest results



Participants must be present at awards ceremony to receive awards


Packet Pick Up

Get them sooner than later

Friday, February 7, 2020 1-7 pm

& Saturday February 8, 2020 1-7 pm

We strongly encourage you pick up your bib and trucker hat a Road Runner Sports as the day of the event will be quite crowded.

Charity & Community Partners

Encinitas The Cardiff Kook supports the following:

Encinitas 101 Main Street

The Voice of Downtown Encinitas, communicating concerns, advocating for policies, maintaining relationships with city and county officials and staff, and addressing important social issues. We are committed to the preservation and improvement of Downtown Encinitas and represent downtown businesses, advocating for practices that encourage smart growth and transportation and preserve and improve the quality of life in downtown.

Additionally, Encinitas Cardiff Kook Run will be providing a grant to the Boy Scouts Troop #776 of St. John the Evangelist Church in Encinitas as well to The Cardiff School District for their support of the event.


You have questions, we have answers

Who thought of this idea?
Steve has been running this stretch of Coast Hwy 101 since 1976. He and his son in law, Seth were running one super bowl Sunday morning and Seth Said, “everyone should do this”…the rest is history.

Will water be provided?
Yes. There will be water stations throughout the event and at the start and finish line.

Are strollers okay?
SURE! We encourage BOBs (Baby On Board) as this is a family event.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, pets allowed on a leash. 

Can I ride a bike/rollerblade/tricycle/unicycle/skateboard?
No. Please leave your wheels at home.

How do I volunteer for this awesome event?
Send us an email:

Where can I park?
Parking is available at the Encinitas Library, Encinitas City Hall, Coaster Station, Moonlight Beach, and surface streets on 2nd and 3rd Street.

What streets will be closed?
Roads will be closed from Encinitas Blvd South to Chesterfield. Western lanes will from Chesterfield South to Cardiff State Beach.
When will I get my results?
Results are available immediately after the event through SVE timing
Will Gear Check be provided?
Gear Check will not be provided.

Need more information?
Contact us at:

Thank you from the Cardiff Kook Run


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