Race Info

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!

Date & Location:

  • Sunday, October 7
  • Moonlight Beach – 400 B Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • 2 hour time limit for all divisions

Course Description:

  • 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, sponsor goodies and food 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) fuel stations for this division at 1.5 miles. 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 10K finishers will receive a HUGE Finisher’s Medal, sponsor treats and food at the finish line. Stroller-friendly!
  • The 12K division is a part of the CHALLENGER SERIES! The Challenger Series is a division where you’ll complete the Surfing Madonna 12K and the Encinitas Half Marathon. You’ll be awarded with an additional HUGE & BEAUTIFUL Challenger Series Finisher’s Medal for your awesome accomplishment. To register for this division, please select “CHALLENGER SERIES” on the registration form.

What’s Included:

  • SUPER SOFT Race Shirt
  • BIG, BEAUTIFUL Surfing Madonna Finisher’s Medal
  • Unique OCEANFRONT course
  • Personalized Bib (must register before Sept 10)
  • NEW*** Souvenir RACE COFFEE MUG!
  • NEW*** Souvenir Reusable BAMBOO STRAW!
  • Finish Line Fest: Live Music, Sponsor Treats & Celebration!
  • On-course fuel stations with Ultima Replenisher
  • Chip Timed with prizes and awards
  • Course Entertainment!
  • 10 min Jazzercize Warm Up before race
  • Tons of Sponsor Swag

Race Schedule:

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

Rules:

  • Strollers are permitted!
  • Barefoot running is permitted (but shoes are recommended)
  • Ipods and music devices are permitted, but keep volume down to hear those around you.
  • Pets and bikes are NOT allowed on the course.
  • No glass containers or alcohol is allowed.

 

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

  • Race day registration will take place at Moonlight Beach from 10am to 1pm. Cash and credit card only. No discounts will apply. $12 will be added to every registration.

Course Time Limit for 1K, 5K, 10K, and 12K

  • 2 hours for all divisions. Finish line will close down at 3:30pm.

 

Course Support

Medical

  • The Encinitas Lifeguards will be at the start and finish. There will be 2 ambulances stationed on the north and south end of the course. RaceGuards (running medics) will be on the course to provide emergency response. If you experience any medical issue, please go to the nearest water station or sit higher on the sand near the bluff and medical responders will come to assist you.

Timing and Race Results

  • SVE Timing will be our new timing company this year! Your timing chip will be on the back of your race bib! Results will be LIVE and based on chip time and results will be available for look up in the Timing Tent near the finish line! They will be LIVE online as well.

Packet Pick Up (Mandatory)

  • Where: Road Runner Sports in Carlsbad
  • When: Fri, Oct 5 from 1-7pm and Sat, Oct 6 from 10-6pm
  • You must show your photo ID to pick up your bib and goody bag. You may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID – no exceptions.

Race Morning Bib Pick Up:

  • Location: Moonlight Beach from 10am to 1:00pm
  • Fee: $12 – cash or credit – no exceptions, or pre-pay on registration form.

Bag Check on Race Day

  • There will be a complimentary bag check on the SOUTH side of Moonlight Beach at the top of the hill. Your personal items must fit in the 12″ x 17″ paper bag. No personal bags will be accepted. Bag Check hours of operation are from 10am to 5pm. Any bags that are not picked up on race day will be donated to the local shelter 5 days after the event.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • No refunds will be issued, unless you accidentally registered twice.
  • You may transfer your bib to a friend for $15 or you may transfer to the Virtual Division. The virtual division is where you complete the race on your own time and we’ll mail you your shirt, medal and bib number.

Parking

  • There are no road closures for this event! All parking is FREE and first come, first serve. We strongly suggest taking the Coaster Train, carpooling, using Uber or Lyft, biking or getting dropped off. Arriving early is also key to a great parking spot and less hassle.
  • If you upgrade to the VIP, you will have parking 2 blocks from the event.

VIP Upgrade

  • The VIP Area is $59 per person and includes:
    • VIP Race Day Bib & Race Shirt pick up
    • VIP Parking 2 blocks away
    • Private Porto-potties
    • Post-Race catered lunch from Urbane Cafe
    • VIP Lounge with free massages, sponsor treats & services
    • Round table seating and shade
    • VIP Bag Check
    • Pre-race hydration and snack station
  • Click HERE for more info

Challenger Series

  • This division includes entries to the Surfing Madonna 12K and the Encinitas Half Marathon! After completion of both races, you’ll receive an additional Challenger Series Medal and commemorative Challenger Series gift. More info HERE