Surfing Madonna Low Tide Beach Run steps off Oct. 24 in Encinitas


The third annual Surfing Madonna Low Tide Beach Run will take off on Oct. 24, featuring a 5K, 10K and a 10-mile race at Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach.

At the largest beach run in the country, you’ll run/walk one of the top five most beautiful race courses in southern California.

The entire course is on the sand at low tide. Watch the waves crash as you run/walk on the hard-packed sand. Live music, fresh fruit and your killer medal await at the finish line. Then enjoy your free beer at the Beer Garden!

Barefoot runners/walkers are welcome. Compete with the elite, jog, walk or even push your stroller. Prize money totals $15,000.

The Kids 1K starts at 11:45 a.m.; the 10K starts at 12:30 p.m.; the 10 Miler at 12:30 p.m.; and the 5K starts at 1 p.m.

All entries include Chip Timing with instant results, finisher’s medal with magnet on the back, super Soft Race Shirt and free Beer (21+). After the race, head to El Callejon restaurant in downtown Encinitas for your free beer, drink specials and 10 percent off your entire bill.

Also, tons of sponsor goodies, free race photos, free bag check-in, refreshment area with kombucha and treats, and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Machine!