The Kook Run

10K and 5K

FEBRUARY 7, 2021

EVENT UPDATE:  Due to the continued restrictions on the State of California and the County of San Diego, the Kook Run will be held as a virtual race only in 2021.

What are we doing to expand the virtual race experience? Great question... The Kook Run is excited to offer, what we like to call an "in person" virtual run. 

We are in finalizing talks with 1-2 local Encinitas businesses to set up a check-in, start/finish arch, photo ops. and costume contest on a privately held parking lot in downtown Encinitas where runners can select a "start-time" to go on their virtual run. We have setup a modified virtual course that still extends along the Coast Hwy 101, with a photographer onsite at the Kook statue to take photos of your smiling faces. 

Costume Contest... What's the Kook Run without the costumes. We will be offering up prizes to the best costumes onsite for the "in-person" virtual run, AND to the best virtual costume to post on social media (all you need to do is tag us) 

Please note that streets will remain open during the virtual run, meaning their will be traffic, so please obey the laws.

*The Kook Run is now owned and operated by Race San Diego, LLC of Encinitas. 

Event Details

Race Date:        February 7, 2021 (VIRTUAL RACE DATE)

Event Location: Downtown Encinitas

Event Address:


Event Parking:   Parking can be found on any city street or parking lot in downtown Encinitas


Packet Pickup:  "In person" Virtual Run Packet Pickup will begin at 7AM, on virtual event day, and be available through 10AM. If you cannot make the "In Person" virtual run, no worries your packet will be mailed out to you (you may select this option during registration) 

Course Limits:    None

Course Notes: 

  • "Out and Back" Course

  • 5K turnaround is located at the Kook statue in Cardiff

  • 10K turn around is located at South Cardiff State Beach 

  • Amazing ocean and beach views

  • Great Course for ALL Levels

Virtual Event Registration Includes: 

  • Finisher's Medal

  • Premium Race Shirt (men's and women's sizing)

  • Free Race Photos

Course Maps

Packet Pickup

Race Schedule

7:00AM- Virtual Race Check-in Opens 

7:30AM- 1st wave of the virtual run 

10:30AM- Last wave of the virtual run

11:00AM- Finish line closes

*Start Waves will happen every 15 min

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Kids Race

Unfortunately due to us having to make this event virtual we will NOT ne offering a kids race in 2021.

The kids race will return in 2022. 

Costume Contest

We can't have The Kook Run without some costume fun! Even when we have to run the event virtually... Come out and help us celebrate "The Big Game" and show your support for your favorite team, your favorite super hero, favorite princess, or because you want to wear your craziest costume. We will award the top 3 in each of the following categories with contest winners at our "in person" virtual with special prizes:

  • Best Football Themed Costume- $100

  • Best Group Themed Costume- $200

  • Best "Kook" Themed Costume ​- $100

    • Think funny, most original costume​

Costumes will be judged by Kook Run staff.

Registration:  FREE (online and onsite only)

- Signup during packet pickup    


Contest Rules: 

  • Keep it classy... this is a family friendly event, so nothing you wouldn't want your kids to see.

  • Normal running attire is not considered a costume.

Can't make it down to the "In Person" virtual? No problem you can participate virtually, just tag us on social media (@thekookrun) and use #kookcostume. Virtual categories are the same as above, sponsor gear prizes will be awarded to those virtual costume winners.

Past Costumes

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Encinitas, CA 92024


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