This year’s 5th annual Cardiff Kook Run (CKR) – 10K and 5K Costume Contest – will be Sunday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 a.m. The CKRs are 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, presented by LISI, “The best in Broker sales Solutions.

U.S. Track and Field has certified the CKR 10K and 5K courses. This year’s group of “Elite Runners” is the strongest group in its 5-year history. Runners are expected to break the course record in both men’s and women’s divisions.  Prize money of $8,200 will be split among the top six finishers in each division.

Each year, CKR is proud to donate generous portions of proceeds to selected charities each year and continuing the effort of preserving and enhancing the “Cardiff Kook” plaza in beautiful Cardiff-by-the Sea, Calif.

Registration is now open – $44 for the 5K (3.1 miles), $49 for the Kook K (4 miles), and $54 for the 10K (6.2 miles). It is $35 to join a 2016 Cardiff Kook Run Team. Each participant receives a soft cotton T-shirt and finisher’s medal.

The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on the historic Coast Hwy 101 in beautiful Encinitas, Calif. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach. Water stations are provided throughout the course.

Welcome and introductions take place at 7:00 a.m. The Elite 10K race start is 7:30 a.m., while the 5K, Kook K and Costume Division race start at 8:00 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 9:30 a.m.

The 2016 Elite Race will pay $8,200 to male and female finishers as follows: 1st = $2,000, 2nd = $1,000, 3rd = $750, 4th = $400, 5th = $300 and 6th = 200. A $250 bonus will also be awarded to any runner setting the new course record. All winning times will be engraved in perpetuity on the CKR Trophy.

The costume contest is one of the most entertaining aspects of the event – and what makes this event so fun. Costume Contest awards include: $1,400 to the top three (Individual and Team), and 1st = $350.00, 2nd = $250.00 and 3rd place = $100.00. Costume contest participants need to register/check-in at the Costume Contest Registration table by 7:30 a.m. The costume award ceremony will immediately follow the 5K race. Winners must be present to win. For rules and more info, visit:‐contest.

Beachside Bar & Grill is the official BIB sponsor. Additionally, the race has partnered with the San Diego Track Club with 500 participants qualifying with the CKR 10K. And, the Junior Mavericks Running Club (ages 10‐16) has also teamed up with the CKR 5K.

Advance Packet Pick-up at Road Runner Sports – 5617 Paseo Del Norte #100, Carlsbad (92008) – is strongly encouraged – Thursday, Feb. 4 or Friday, Feb. 5 between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 6 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Road Runner Sports will offer 10% off merchandise for participants.

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