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Surfing Madonna Beach Run-Walk

Saturday October 26th, 2019
Encinitas, California
Distance: 15K · 12K · 10K · 5K

The surfing madonna beach run is located in the heart of encinitas, on the beautiful sands of world famous moonlight beach.the course curves along the waters’ edge along the most scenic beaches in north county san diego.

For 2018 the 15K is being changed to 12K.

Our Cause: The Surfing Madonna Beach Run is about more than just fun, fitness and community, it’s an opportunity for you to help keep our oceans clean, our coastline protected, and to provide opportunities for disabled kids and adults to experience the healing power of the ocean. 100% of the proceeds from this run go directly to the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our ocean from the harmful effects of pollution, and to cultivating new ocean advocates. Run (or walk) knowing that your participation is making a positive impact on the world!

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Race Date: 10/07/2018 Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 00:36:43 DENZEL FOGG 22 Edwards AFB
2nd Male 00:37:08 TYLER NEUWIRTH 26 San Diego
3rd Male 00:39:38 JOHN HATALA 49 San Marcos
4th Male 00:39:56 SEAN VALENTINE 47 Encinitas
Female 00:41:52 STEPHANIE MCKENNA 30 Encinitas
2nd Female 00:43:48 CAROLINA AGUERO 45 Escondido
3rd Female 00:44:00 CRYSTAL THAKKAR 41 Encinitas
4th Female 00:44:43 CANDACE WINKLER 34 San Diego
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 00:39:38 JOHN HATALA 49 San Marcos
M 50-59 00:45:53 VAUGHAN WATSON 53 Encinitas
M 60-69 00:45:20 LES SHIBATA 63 Poway
M 70+ 00:50:41 GEORGE GRECO 70 Carlsbad
F 40-49 00:43:48 CAROLINA AGUERO 45 Escondido
F 50-59 00:48:39 KYRA OLIVER 51 Encinitas
F 60-69 00:57:42 BARBARA SMITH 61 Chula Vista
F 70+ 01:10:54 PATTY MCCOOK 72 Encinitas
Surfing Madonna Beach Run-Walk

7 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF BEACH RUNNING

1. YOU BURN 30 PER CENT MORE CALORIES

Running on sand makes you work harder. With each stride, your feet sink a little, forcing you to exert more energy than running on tarmac, and burning around 30 per cent more calories.

2. REGULAR SAND RUNNING CAN HELP PREVENT INJURIES

Running on sand without trainers forces your smaller, stabilizing muscles in the knees, ankles and feet to work harder than running on roads. Therefore, continual beach running and strengthening of such muscles may help to prevent common road injuries.

3.BEACHES ARE A NATURAL ASSAULT COURSE

Onlookers must think beach runners are crazy as they watch them fly up and down Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. It’s great resistance training and strengthens the legs.

To put your agility to the test, jump over small piles of driftwood or pools of water, and race the incoming tide for short spurts of speed work.

4. GIVE YOUR JOINTS A BREAK

A study by Griffith University, in Queensland, Australia, found that landing on soft sand increases the time in which our feet sink into it. The overall stress of pounding on the lower joints, such as ankles and knees, is reduced.

Sand running also allows you to give your calf muscles a good workout without the risk of any impact injuries, and can also reduce the risk of shin splints.

5. NATURAL REFRESHMENT

Nothing beats diving into the ocean after a hard beach run. A soak in the sea won’t give you the same recovery benefits as an ice bath, but it will work wonders to soothe your hard-worked muscles while leaving you feeling refreshed.

6. PICTURE-PERFECT SURROUNDINGS

Encinitas beaches are hands down the most beautiful beaches in San Diego. Unlike other beaches that are lined with boardwalks full of bars and tourist shops, Encinitas beaches have a more remote, pristine feel with huge cliffs, tons of marine life and world class surfers. You can watch playful dolphins, spouting whales, and curious sea lions. They call Encinitas the “gem” of San Diego. Come see for yourself!

7. TRY GOING BAREFOOT

If you feel moved to fling off your running shoes and run directly on the sand, GO FOR IT! It also forces you to grip with your toes, which strengthens both calf and feet muscles.

BEACH RUNNING TIPS

  • Run on flat, wet sand where possible, to avoid tendon strains or ligament injuries
  • If running barefoot, watch out for shells or broken glass
  • Do not expect to run at your normal pace. Sinking in the sand as you run will slow you down. Take it easy, be sensible and build up your stamina steadily
  • Finally, enjoy it!

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