Kick Off a Super Day with an Epic Run on the 101
February 13, 2022

The Most Scenic Race in San Diego


Kick off Super Bowl Sunday 2022 with epic ocean views on a iconic and historic Coast Highway 101 at the most beautiful 5K & 10K event in Southern California.                                                                        


Come have fun with us the day before the race and pick up your packet. We will be offering a vendor village full of great local San Diego businesses and a family friendly morning of kids runs. 


The Kook Run is excited to bring back the PRO & ELITE Division to the 2022 race. These runners will be competing for cash prizes. The elite division only applies to the 10K distance. Do you have what it takes?


It's Super Bowl Sunday and if you are up for some extra fun, come in your best costumes! Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 costumes in each category plus a little something extra for the winner... :)


Racing is not just for adults! Bring the kiddos out to our 1st Annual Kids Race. The kids event will be held during packet pickup hours on Saturday. The times and location TBD.


We excited to partner with Cardiff 101 Main Street in 2022 - a non-profit that advocates for Cardiff residents and businesses to promote Cardiff. We also are happy to have the Encinitas Ecke YMCA as our official charity.

The Bubs Naturals Kook Run is back
and LIVE in 2022!!!

It's back on Super Bowl Sunday, is 100% on Highway 101, and 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 2022 Kook Run. If you would like to connect with Race San Diego - The Kook Run event directors, please see below or visit 

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