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Surfing Madonna Beach Run

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This is a Guinness World Record Holding LOW TIDE BEACH RUN!! The most EPIC event in North County San Diego! This event is not to be missed!

How to enter the Surfing Madonna Beach Run

  1. 1K

    Run 1km
    $34
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
    $49–$94
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  3. 12K

    Run 12km
    $64
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  4. 10K

    Run 10km
    $59
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Surfing Madonna Beach Run routes

All runners and walkers will start & finish at Moonlight Beach. The entire course runs alongside crashing surf and steep cliffs on the hard-packed sand during low tide. There will be turnaround flags on the beach for your distance as well as fuel stations at almost every mile that will have water and Ultima Replenisher. Keep an eye out for sea lions and dolphins! They are spotted every year!

1K RUN/WALK (0.6 MILES)

This division is timed and open to all ages and abilities. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winner of this division. Water will be provided at the Start and Finish line. All 1K finishers will receive a HUGE Finisher’s Medal and sponsor treats at the finish line.Children 2 and under are free, but will not receive a bib number, race shirt or medal.

5K RUN/WALK (3.1 MILES)

This division is timed and open to all ages and abilities. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winner of this division. There are (2) water stations for this division. Water will also be provided at the Start and Finish line. All 5K finishers will receive a HUGE Finisher’s Medal, sponsor treats and food at the finish line. Stroller-friendly!

10K RUN/WALK (6.2 MILES)

This division is timed and open to all ages and abilities. We recommend training for this distance. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winner of this division. There are (5) fuel stations for this division. Water will also be provided at the Start and Finish line. All 10K finishers will receive a HUGE Finisher’s Medal, sponsor treats and food at the finish line. Stroller-friendly!

12K RUN/WALK (7.5 MILES)

This division is timed and open to all ages and abilities. We recommend training for this distance. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winner of this division. There are (6) fuel stations for this division. Water will also be provided at the Start and Finish line. All 12K finishers will receive a HUGE Finisher’s Medal, sponsor treats and food at the finish line. Stroller-friendly!

VIRTUAL RUN – 5K, 10K OR 12K

The Virtual Division is best for those that want to participate in the race, but can’t physically attend the event. All virtual runners will run the distance of their choice on their own time and location. We have virtual runners from several different countries, multiple states and from ALL over California! HOW IT WORKS: You’ll receive your Virtual Package in the mail approx 1-2 weeks before race day. The package will contain your bib number, race shirt, race medal, souvenir race coffee mug and sponsor goodies. You’ll have until Feb 2020 to complete your virtual run. Once you complete your run, email us your name, distance and your GPS time through Strava, Map My Run or something similar. SVE Timing will add you to the official results page. There is no prize money or awards in this division.

CHALLENGER SERIES

This division is limited to 1000 runners and consists of 2 races! Registering for the Challenger Series includes an entry into the Surfing Madonna 12K, an entry into the 2020 Encinitas Half Marathon, a Challenger Series Bib Number and an additional Challenger Series Finisher’s Medal! Are you ready to take the Challenge?

Please Note: The course closes off at 4pm for all distances

Event Details

What’s Included
  • SUPER SOFT Race Shirt
  • BIG, BEAUTIFUL Surfing Madonna Finisher’s Medal
  • Unique OCEANFRONT course
  • Gorgeous “Advice from the Ocean” MUG
  • Finish Line Fest: Live Music, Sponsor Treats & Celebration!
  • Complimentary pre & post race SUNSCREEN station!
  • On-course fuel stations with Ultima Replenisher
  • Chip Timed with prizes and awards
  • Course Entertainment!
  • Tons of Sponsor Swag
Raceday Logistics

RACE SCHEDULE:

10am – 1pm: Registration & Race Day Bib Pick Up ($10 cash only)
12:00pm – Stage Entertainment begins
1:30pm – 10K & 12K Begins (Times may vary)
1:45pm – 1K and 5K Begins (Times may vary)
2:00pm – Post-race Entertainment begins

Packet Pick Up

The 2 day Packet Pick Up is where you will pick up your race bib number, race shirt, Ocean Mug, free samples, great vendor deals, and find out all the important information for race day!

Date/Time:

Thursday, Oct 24 from 2pm to 7pm
Friday, Oct 25 from 12pm to 7pm

LOCATION: Road Runner Sports in Carlsbad – 5617 Paseo Del Norte Unit 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008

RACE DAY packet pick up is $10 (CASH ONLY) at Moonlight Beach from 10am to 1pm.

What if I can’t attend packet pick up??

You can have a friend pick up your bib, shirt and Ocean Mug for you. They will need to have a picture of your ID on their phone or an actual copy.
Pick up your packet on race day for $10 (CASH ONLY)
We offer bib mailing this year!
Kit List

Barefoot running is permitted, but it is recommended to wear trainers

FAQs
Can my friend/family member pick up my packet?
Yes, someone else can pick up your packet at the 2 Day Packet Pick Up Expo, but they must have a photo of your ID.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes, but there is a $10 fee to do so. CASH ONLY on race day at Moonlight Beach from 10am to 1pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately, no dogs or other animals are allowed at Moonlight State Beach, except for Service Animals.

Can I run barefoot?
We recommend wearing shoes as this is a beach run and nature brings to shore cobblestones, seaweed, and other random items. You don’t want to step on these things barefoot.

Can I participate with my stroller?
Yes! You can run with your child in the stroller. We recommend your stroller has beach appropriate tires! All kids 3 and under are free, however, they will not receive a race shirt or medal.

Where’s Moonlight Beach and where do I park?
Moonlight State Beach – 400 B Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. Moonlight Beach is located off of I-5 and Encinitas Blvd exit – head west about 3/4 of a mile and you’ll dead-end into Moonlight Beach. Parking is FREE in the surrounding neighborhood streets, City Hall Parking Lot, Coaster Parking lot and along Highway 101. As with any major event, parking is a headache, so the sooner you arrive, the better. A parking map will be provided to you before the race.

Do you do group discounts?
Yes, email [email protected]

Tell me about the 1K
The 1K begins with the 5K participants and every 1K participant is timed! The entire 1K course is on the sand starting and ending at Moonlight Beach. All of the 1K participants will receive a race shirt, swag and a medal when they cross the finish line. Parents are allowed to walk or run with their child(ren) for support,but will not receive a time, a bib, a medal or a shirt. The 1K division is open to all ages.

Do you allow walkers?
Yes! Walkers, skippers, crawlers, are all welcome to participate!

Bathrooms and Water Stations on the course?
There are bathrooms located at the start/finish, Grandview Beach (in parking lot up the stairs), and Swami’s Beach (in the parking lot up the stairs). PLEASE
NOTE: Restrooms are OFF COURSE, so we recommend going before you start the race. Water stations will be located roughly every 1.5 miles. Water and Ultima Hydration Electrolyte Drink will be provided at all of the water stations. The water station at mile 6 will also have Honey Stinger Gels to keep the 12K runners strong.

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