Cardiff Kook Run donates proceeds


More than 2,400 runners – local San Diego families and visitors alike –participated in this year’s 5th annual Cardiff Kook Run (CKR). The 10K and 5K Costume Contest, which took place Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 7, raised more than $2,000 for the local community and Encinitas charities.

The event has become a SoCal Super Bowl Sunday tradition, where thousands kick off the morning with a 10k and 5k fun run and costumed race along the Pacific Coast. The race grew 20percent this year.

This year, the race partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego to help the organization extend its reach in to North County. In addition, the event raised $1,000.00 for the charity, with another $270.00 donated online.

Additionally, Cardiff Kook Run organizers will be providing a $250 grant to Cardiff Elementary for their participation in the event. Another $500 was also awarded to Boy Scouts Troop #776 of St. John the Evangelist Church in Encinitas for their service during the race; they were responsible for manning the water stations and so much more.

Funds have also been set aside for Patrons of Encinitas, pending the outcome of issues brought forth just before this year’s event.

This year, the U.S. Track and Field certified the CKR 10K and 5K courses and attracted several “Elite Runners,” with generous prize offerings.

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