Running Sports

Cardiff Kook Run and Costume Contest

February 4, 7am


San Diego’s Super Bowl Sunday tradition once again returns to Cardiff-by-the-Sea on February 4. The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest celebrates Cardiff’s close-knit community. The course starts under the “Encinitas” sign on historic Highway 101. This scenic loop passes by the famous Cardiff Kook statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads downCardiff State Beach.


Runners can compete for place awards and cash prizes. Awards are granted by age group and runners who set new course records are eligible for cash bonuses. Individual, group and place awards for the costume contest are presented at the finish line. Visit