Surfing Madonna - Encinitas

Join The Guinness World Records Largest Beach Run

October 7, 2018

  • 12K Entry
  • 12K Entry
  • 12K Entry

The Deal

About The Deal
  • YOUR DEAL: Entry for one to the Surfing Madonna Beach Run 1K, 5K, 10K or 12k
  • YOUR VIP: The VIP Experience is an add-on that includes parking 2 blocks from the Start/Finish, VIP packet pick up, private porto-potties, seating & shade, post-race lunch, private bag check, massages and VIP lounge near all the action!
  • YOUR SWAG: Super soft race shirt, HUGE Finisher's Medal, personalized bib (must register before September 1), sponsor goodie bag
  • YOUR EXTRAS: Finish line fest, on-course fuel stations, chip timed with prizes & awards, course entertainment and tons of sponsor swag
What We Love
  • THE CAUSE: Help keep our oceans clean, our coastline protected, and to provide opportunities for children with special needs and disabled veterans to experience the healing power of the ocean
  • THE COURSE: The entire run is on the hard-packed sand starting and finishing at World Famous Moonlight Beach. You'll run next to crashing waves, massive cliffs and pro-surfers. You might even spot some California Grey Whales!
  • THE RECORD: This race holds the Guinness Book of World Record title for "Largest Race on Sand" and is considered the most UNIQUE event in Southern California
  • THE FINISH LINE FEST: A huge after party featuring live music, celebration, sponsor treats and services and heavily discounted food/drinks in downtown Encinitas
More Information
When & Where:
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Scheduled Start Times:
  • 1:30pm - 10K & 12K
  • 1:45pm - 1K & 5K
Moonlight Beach
400 B St
Encinitas, CA 92024

Early Packet Pickup:
Friday, October 5 from 1:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, October 6 from 10:00am-6:00pm
@ Road Runner Sports
5617 Paseo Del Norte Unit 100
Carlsbad, Ca 92008

Race Day Packet Pickup:
@ Moonlight Beach
*there will be an $8.00 charge
(cash or card)

*Athletes must bring a photo ID to pick up their packet

Last year, the Surfing Madonna Beach Run set a new Guinness World Record for the world's "largest race on sand" with a staggering 4,288 participants. Needless to say, the event was a success. Now in it's sixth year, the Surfing Madonna Beach Run is named after the famed Surfing Madonna mosaic art piece along Encinitas Boulevard just west of the railroad tracks. Taking place on the beautiful sands of world famous Moonlight Beach, the course curves along the waters' edge of some of the most scenic beaches in North County San Diego. The Run is about more than just fun, fitness and community, although there is plenty of the aforementioned. It's an opportunity to help keep our oceans clean and our coastlines protected. 100% of the proceeds from the Run go directly to the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project. Run or walk knowing that your participation is making a positive impact on the world. Sign up today!

Need to Know

Tickets Valid
Expires October 7, 2018 at 12:00 AM PDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request
Redeeming Vouchers
Step #1:
Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique Voucher Code. You can access your voucher any time with your Rush49 account or receive via email.

Please note that when purchasing multiple vouchers/deals, each participant must register separately and individually with his or her uniquely assigned Rush49 voucher ID.

Step #2:
You must register for the Surfing Madonna Beach Run at:
  • Select "Register" for your race option
  • Complete Registrant Information. At the bottom of the page where it says "Enter Promo Code", enter your Rush49 voucher code, click "Continue"
  • Agree to "Participant Waiver", click "Continue"
  • Make A Donation (Optional), click "Continue"
  • Click "Submit Order" to complete your registration
  • Have a great run!
Fine Print
  • Valid only for option purchased 
  • Waiver is required
  • Online registration is required
  • Valid only for individual registration
  • The time limit is 2.5 hours for the 10K and 15K and 2 hours for the 5K
  • This deal is non-refundable
  • Unfortunately, no dogs or other animals are allowed at Moonlight State Beach
  • You can run with your child in the stroller. All kids 3 and under are free, however, they will not receive a race shirt or medal
  • Walkers, skippers, crawlers, are all welcome to participate

Promotional value expires October 7, 2018 at 12:00 AM PDT



The Business

Founded by Surfing Madonna artist Mark Patterson and Bob Nichols, the non-profit Surfing Madonna Oceans Project's ("SMOP") mission is to create solutions in keeping our local environment and oceans clean starting in North County San Diego. Each year the Surfing Madonna Oceans Projects donates a large portion of its proceeds back to the community. Proceeds go towards, scholarships, floating beach wheelchairs, aquatic programs for persons with disabilities, marine mammal rescue equipment, Marine Protection Act projects, grants, campus wide recycling programs and much more.

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Experience Reviews


Lesley Barrier

Sat Oct 13 22:19:28 PDT 2018

Event was well organized. Medal and tshirt were great.


Lesley Barrier

Sat Oct 13 15:19:28 PDT 2018

Event was well organized. Medal and tshirt were great.



Thu Oct 11 04:36:34 PDT 2018

Awesome and refreshing run!


Carmelina Pantoja

Wed Oct 10 17:39:08 PDT 2018

It was great. I am ready for next year.


Andrew Meier

Sun Sep 16 10:57:33 PDT 2018

Run it every year lots of fun I love it in my hometown


Mary Birnbaum

Thu Jul 19 16:20:31 PDT 2018

The coupon code had to be copied and applied to the race website, which didn't end up accepting the discount, and then I had to get a refund from Rush. But Rush was very fast/ helpful about it.

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