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EXCITING NEW ANNOUNCEMENT!

Help set a WORLD RECORD for the “largest beach race in the world”! An official Guinness Book of World Records judge will be on site to verify the attempt and officially announce the record on race day!

 The Surfing Madonna Beach Run is located in the heart of Encinitas, on the beautiful sands of World Famous Moonlight Beach. The course curves along the waters’ edge along the most scenic beaches in North County San Diego.  

Named Top 5 “Best 5K/10K/15K” in the country by Competitor Magazine in 2015.

Race Day Schedule

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  • 11:00am – 1:30pm: Race Day Registration 
  • 1:15pm – Kids 1K Fun Run begins
  • 2:00pm – 5K/10K/15K begins 
  • 3:15pm – Guided Cool Down Stretch
  • 3:30pm – Guinness Book of World Records Announcement 

5K (3.1 Miles)

This 5K is absolutely EPIC! You’ll start at Moonlight Beach then head north to along the crashing surf on the hard-packed sand. You’ll turn around just north of famous Beacon’s Beach. Aid Stations will be available with Ultima Hydration & water. When you cross the finish line at Moonlight Beach, you’ll receive a KILLER MEDAL and tons of sponsor hydration refreshments and treats!

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10K (6.2 Miles)

Starting and finishing at Moonlight Beach, this is a famous challenging course for local recreational runners. The first turnaround point will be at Ponto State Beach jetty. There are restrooms and an Aid Station with water and Ultima Hydration drink. The 2nd turnaround point will be 100 yards south of Moonlight Beach, then you’ll quickly turn around to cross the finish line at Moonlight Beach, where you’ll receive your KILLER MEDAL and tons of hydration refreshments and treats. You’ll LOVE this 10K! There is a 2.5 hour time limit.

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15K (9.3 Miles)

No other 15K like this in California! The entire 15K is on the hard-packed sand passing Beacon’s beach, Ponto Beach, and famous Swami’s Beach. The first turnaround point will be at Ponto State Beach jetty with restrooms and an aid station with water and Ultima Hydration drinks. Heading south, you’ll have tons of course support, water, misters to keep you cool and a GORGEOUS view of the pacific ocean. Your 2nd turnaround point will be just south of Swami’s Beach. There are restrooms at Swami’s Beach and an Aid Station with water, Ultima Hydration, Clif Shot Energy Gels, and snacks (M&M’s, etc.) to keep you strong and smiling! You’ll cross the finish line to receive your KILLER finisher’s medal and tons of hydration refreshments and treats. There is a 2.5 hour time limit (16 min/mile pace).

2015 Surfing Madonna Run Video

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What’s Included?

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  • Super Soft Race Shirt
  • Killer “World Record” Medal 
  • Sponsor Goodie Bag
  • Finish Line refreshments and treats to eat!
  • Post-Race Food/Drink Specials in Downtown Encinitas 
  • Misters on course to keep you cool
  • Free bag storage on race day
  • Chip Timed with results texted to you
  • Tons of Sponsor Swag at the event

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Packet Pick Up will be on Friday, Nov 3 and Saturday, Nov 4 from 12-7pm. LOCATION: TBA
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If you’d like to participate in the Costume Contest, please show up on race day, in costume, by 12:00pm. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place: TBA
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1K: ADVENTUROUS (0.6 miles) – Out and back hard-packed sand course for the kiddos heading south from Moonlight Beach. We’ll have an adult leading the group of kids to the turnaround point. Parents may run with their child(ren). Medals and snacks at the finish line!
 
 
5K: EPIC (3.1 miles)- Out and back course on hard-packed sand. Turnaround just north of Beacon’s Beach (one of the local hot spots). Aid station near the turnaround point with Ultima Hydration & water.
 
 
10K: CHALLENGING (6.2 miles)- This is a famous course for local recreational runners. 1st turnaround at Ponto State Beach jetty and the 2nd turnaround 100 yards south of Moonlight Beach. Aid station at Beacon’s and Ponto with Ultima Hydration and water. Course encouragement and entertainment. You’ll LOVE this 10K!
 
 
15K: LEGENDARY – No other 15K like this in California. (9.3 miles) The entire 15K is on the hard-packed sand passing Beacon’s beach, Ponto Beach, and famous Swami’s Beach. 1st turnaround at Ponto State Beach, 2nd turnaround just south of Swami’s Beach. Aid Stations along the way with Ultima Hydration, Water and treats to keep you strong and smiling.

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All parking is FREE!

Here are some places to check out near Moonlight Beach for parking on race day:

  • Moonlight Beach Parking lot (200 spaces – fills up quickly!)
  • Coaster Parking lot off of Vulcan Ave. & Encinitas Blvd. (South of Encinitas Blvd.)
  • Encinitas City Hall off of Vulcan Ave.
  • Cottonwood Creek Park off of Vulcan Ave. & Encinitas Blvd. (North of Encinitas Blvd.)
  • Along the 101 in front of the railroad tracks north of Encinitas Blvd.
  • The neighborhood streets surrounding Moonlight Beach

Alternative ways to get to Moonlight Beach:

  • Take the Coaster! The Coaster Station is a block away from Moonlight Beach
  • Ride a bike – Make sure to bring a bike lock

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  • 1K (12 and Under) $24
  • 5K – Individual $44
  • 10K – Individual $54
  • 15K – Individual $64
  • Parent/Child – 5K $80
  • Parent/Child – 10K $98
  • Parent/Child – 15K $115
  • Virtual Entry – $29

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All entries are non-refundable, no exceptions. They are transferable to another person for $5. If you defer your entry to the following year, there’s a fee of $20. If you signed up and soon after see a discount code, we will apply that discount to the following year. Please contact megan@surfingmadonna.org
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Rules & Reminders

  • Entry fees are non-refundable, but please see the cancellation policy above.
  • Costume Contest entrants DO NOT have to run in their costume.
  • You must wear your bib number in order to participate in this race. There will be bib checkers.
  • We support fair competition and have a zero tolerance policy for PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs). If you have been suspended or banned from competing, current or prior, you will be ineligible to win an award. Any use, or prior use that affects your performance day of the race, of drugs, alcohol, performance enhancing medications or methods, or having an unfair advantage will grant you immediate disqualification from this competition.