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February 9, 2025
Kick Off a Super Day with an Epic Run on the 101

The Most Scenic Race in San Diego

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 On Saturday, Feb 8th, the Ecke YMCA will transform into The Kook Run's packet pickup and registration. Grab your race gear, checkout vendors, and enjoy inspiring activities!

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The Kook Run PRO & ELITE Race! World class runners and local elites will be competing for a $3000 prize purse in the 10K. This will be the fastest 10K in SoCal!

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Kick off Super Bowl Sunday 2025 in Moonlight Plaza with our friends at Pina SD at The Kook Run's post-race finish line festival, which will feature live music, beer garden, breakfast tacos, local venders, and games and activities.      


You can't have The Kook Run without the world famous Kook themed costume contest! Prizes available for participants in 2 categories - Individual Kook Costume, Group Costume Contest.

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Like the Kook Run, but for Kids! The 4th Annual Junior Kook Run. Kids (ages 3-12) run a course that's just for them on Saturday morning at the YMCA with timing, medals, and more!

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We are excited to once again be able to partner with a number of local San Diego running groups corporations and charities. A Special thanks to Cardiff 101 Main Street, the San Diego Track Club, and Run North County for your community participation. 

Run with us on Super Bowl Sunday, along Highway 101. The race includes both the Costume Contest and the Pro & Elite Race again!!!


About "The Kook"

(Officially "The Magic Carpet Ride")

If you've run on the Coast Highway in Encinitas, then you've run

by the The Magic Carpet Ride - a.k.a. The Cardiff Kook.  The Kook has become a landmark along State Coast Highway 101 and its popularity is renowned. Did you know at one point The Cardiff Kook was the most Googles sports figure in the world? Yep! The nickname comes from the statue’s infamous pose: one that local surfers tease makes him look like a “kook”. It is frequently adorned with various decorations or completely decked out in costumes

to fit the occasion.


Stop by to see it on your way to enjoy our

beautiful Encinitas beaches, if you’re camping

at the nearby San Elijo State Beach

Campground, or on your next training run

for The Kook Run.

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Thank you for your interest in the Kook Run presented by BUBS Naturals. If you would like to connect with Race San Diego - The Kook Run event directors, please see below or visit 

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