Cardiff Kook race

Oceanside runner a clear winner in Kook run

Oceanside runner a clear winner in Kook run

ENCINITAS — Elite runner Okwaro Rauro, 39, of Oceanside, took first place in the Cardiff Kook 10K at 31 minutes and 26 seconds, which breaks down to an average speed of a 5 minute 3 second mile.

Kook costume contest is a serious matter

Kook costume contest is a serious matter

ENCINITAS — Before the race even begins, a completely different, yet equally serious competition has gotten underway.

Idea for race isn’t so ‘Kooky’

Idea for race isn’t so ‘Kooky’

The first year of the race, Steve Lebherz, co-founder of the annual Cardiff Kook 10K/5K run, wasn’t expecting the crowd turn out they got. It even surprised a lot the churches in the area, too.

The Cardiff Kook Run

The Cardiff Kook Run

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — The Cardiff Kook Run saw runners of every ilk come out to participate in the 5K/10K race Feb. 5. The race was part of the celebration of the “greatest town on the map — on the greatest day of the year — Super Bowl Sunday.”