Bountiful runners took to the streets of Encinitas for the third annual Cardiff Kook Run. Photo by Tony Cagala
Bountiful runners took to the streets of Encinitas for the third annual Cardiff Kook Run. Photo by Tony Cagala
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The sound of thousands of feet running

ENCINITAS – Sneakers were laced up and hundreds of runners were ready to hit the streets along Coast Highway 101 – and hit the streets they did on Super Bowl Sunday for the third annual Cardiff Kook 10k/5k run.

The race, which features a costume contest based on the Cardiff Kook statue, and a scenic coastline course, was co-founded by Steve Lebherz and son-in-law Seth Brewer.

Okwaro Rauro of Oceanside won the men’s 10k competition with a total time of 31 minutes and 26 seconds – that’s an average of 5 minutes and 4 seconds per mile.

A full list of the results is available online at geminitiming.com.

From left: Erin Watson, Tracy Pressnall and Mark Pressnall pose with the Cardiff Kook Run trophy after the race. Photo by Tony CagalaHenry Chan of San Diego was a winner in the individual costume contest. He ran the race bare footed while dressed as a bare foot. Photo by Tony CagalaCostumed runners fill the streets of Encinitas on Sunday. Photo by Tony CagalaGeorge Muthui, left, and Okwaro Rauro finished took second and first place respectively, during Sunday’s third annual Cardiff Kook Run. Photo by Tony CagalaCalling themselves the “old farts,” a group of runners dress up wearing whoopee cushions, take part in the 5k portion of the race. Photo by Tony CagalaA runner comes through the finish line while a young volunteer waits to award him a medal. Photo by Tony CagalaA runner comes through the finish line while a young volunteer waits to award him a medal. Photo by Tony CagalaAnother of the group costume contest winners came dressed as squids and a shark. They were tethered together by seaweed throughout the race. Photo by Tony CagalaPart of the fun of the Cardiff Kook 10k/5k run is the costume contest. A group of participants dress up as bees on Sunday. Photo by Tony CagalaChloe Lebherz, left, sings the National Anthem before the start of the race. Photo by Tony CagalaCostumed participants dress up in fanciful outfits. Photo by Tony CagalaOne of the group winners of the Cardiff Kook 10k/5k run costume contest came dressed as the “Kookster,” a take on the well-known Coaster train that runs through the area. Photo by Tony Cagala

 

 

 

 

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1 comment

Promise Yee February 3, 2014 at 1:19 am

The 5k was great fun! Can’t wait until next year to run it again.

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