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Running Encinitas

More than 6,500 runners participated in this year’s Encinitas Half Marathon and 5K, enjoying over seven miles of oceanfront running along Highway 101. All participants received a finisher’s medal, a goody bag, post-race breakfast, and a free beer at the after party with live music, local vendors, and a photo booth.

All net proceeds from the event benefited Surfing Madonna Oceans Project programs, such as surf camp for kids with special needs, the swim and surf program for disabled veterans, ocean conservation summer camp for kids, beach clean-ups, and more. Next year’s race will be held on March 29, 2020. For more information and to register visit www.encinitashalfmarathon.com.