Yesterday we ran the Cardiff Kook Run 5K and it was a blast! The Cardiff Kook is a statue of a surfer sitting on Highway 101, that has become a symbol of the lifestyle of the area. It's real name is The Magic Carpet Ride but the locals have embraced it as the Kook, often dressing it up in various costumes. We run by it every Saturday on our long run and I actually look forward to seeing it and the outfit it may be wearing at the time. When it was announced that there would be a race, I was all for it. I know proceeds from the race will help restore the Kook, keeping it as kooky as possible.
|Can't beat this for a race start!|
To honor the Kook, the race also included a costume contest. There were some great costumes out there. Cowboys and Indians, sharks, a group of very fast women dressed as Flamingos, Ghandi, Batman (there were several super heroes represented), pirates, bumble bees and more. But don't let the costumes fool you! There were some serious runners out there as well. The winner of the 10K did it in 31 minutes and change and the winner of the 5K did so in just over 16 minutes. Whether you're looking for a fast time or a fun time, this race is one where you can have both!
|We got our Kook on!|
It was a beautiful morning and I'm already looking forward to doing this race again next year!