The Kook Run
10K and 5K
FEBRUARY 13, 2022
Join us for one of the most iconic events in San Diego.
Kick off your Super Bowl Sunday as you race down the Coast Highway 101 taking in epic views of the Pacific Ocean and a world famous surf break.
Touted as one of the most beautiful race courses in Southern California, this OUT-AND-BACK course will excite runners with its gradual downhill beginnings, challenge with some manageable uphill elements on the return before delivering participants onto a sure-to-please final stretch through downtown Encinitas.
Race festivities begin under the iconic “ENCINITAS” sign in downtown Encinitas, CA.
Running or walking the coast not enough for you? Then join our famous costume contest and win some great prizes (more details below).
*The Bubs Naturals Kook Run is now owned and operated by Race San Diego, LLC of Encinitas.
Race Date: February 13, 2022
Event Location: Downtown Encinitas
Event Address: 101 E. D St, Encinitas, CA
(Corner of D St. and Coast 101 Hwy)
Event Parking: Parking Options for the Kook Run are as follows:
Public Parking can be found on Southwest corner of S. Vulcan Ave and E st.
Encinitas Library Lot (corner of E D St and Cornish Dr)
Civic Center parking Lot (East side of S. Vulcan ave between and D St. and E St)
Street parking on 2nd and 3rd street (Between C St and K St)
Moonlight Beach Parking Lot (corner of C St and 3rd St)
Transportation: To help with parking on race morning we highly recommend using the North County Coaster and other local public transportation to arrive onsite. Train station is only 1 block away. If you are using Uber or Lyft we suggest using the Encinitas Library address as a drop and pickup point so you can walk down to the event area. (540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, 92024)
Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
Course Limits: 2 Hours
"Out and Back" Course
Runners will start in the South bound lanes
Finish in the North Bound lanes
Starts and finishes under Historic Encinitas Sign
10K turn around is located at South Cardiff State Beach (No loops!)
Amazing ocean and beach views
Great Course for ALL Levels
Event Registration Includes:
Premium Race Shirt (men's and women's sizing)
Two On- Course Aid Stations
Finish Line Festival
Free Race Photos
Official Race Results
Virtual Race Option: We'll be live in 2022, but doesn't mean you can't run from your house, or have your friends around the county and the country join in on the fun by kicking off Super Bowl Sunday with a "Virtual" Kook Run. Virtual options do include a race shirt, medal, and bib. Mail Out Packet fees may apply.
Packet Pickup Date: Feb. 12th, 2022
Packet Pickup Times: 10AM-3PM
MAGDALENA ECKE YMCA ENCINITAS
200 SAXONY RD
ENCINITAS, CA 92024
Pick up your race bib, shirt, and visit our vendor village that includes great local and regional businesses
1030AM-11:30AM: Kids Run by Age Group
*Runners may pick up other runner's gear with photo ID.
6:00AM- Race Day & Costume Contest Registration Opens
7:30AM- Elite-Pro Race/ 10K Start
7:55AM- 5K Starts
8:00AM - Finishline Festival Opens
9:15AM- Costume Contest Awards
9:20AM- Race Course Closes
9:30AM- Finish Line Closes
11:30AM - Finish Line Festival Closes
*Event Times subject to change
Junior Kook Run
We have moved the Kids Race to Packet Pickup day, so bring the kiddos out for some racing fun.
Runs will be on a closed course next to the vendor village. Distances will vary based on kids' race times.
Ages: 3 -10 years old
Reg Fee: $10/ per child
Fee Includes: Kids Run Medal
Races Start: 1030am
What's a little run on the Coast Hwy without some costume fun! 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 following contest winners with special prizes from our sponsors:
Best Football Themed Costume
Best Group Themed Costume
Best "Kook" Themed Costume
Think funny, most original costume
*OVERALL WINNER Costume (of these categories)... we will take your winning costume idea and include it into the medal for the 2023 event.
Costumes will be judged by a panel of Cardiff 101 board members (our Community Partner).
Registration: FREE (onsite only)
Registration Times: 6:30am- 7:15am
Location: Adjacent to Race Day Registration tent
Contest Awards: 9:15am
Keep it classy... this is a family friendly event, so nothing you wouldn't want your kids to see.
Participants must be present to win!
Normal running attire is not considered a costume.
Race results have no bearing on contest results.
All costume contest registration MUST be completed before the start of the 10K start time.