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Parade of characters: Residents, pro runners race for the beloved ‘Cardiff Kook’

More than 2,500 residents and professional runners hit the streets of Encinitas on Feb. 1 to support the upkeep of the “Cardiff Kook” statue, also known by its official name, “Magic Carpet Ride.” (Photo by Helen Hawes)
February 6, 2015

Mere minutes after world class runner Luis Orta blasted to victory in the men’s 10K on Feb. 1, the glamorous Dragonfly Team, wearing matching white sweatshirts and empowered by sporting the bejeweled...

Kook calendar celebrates Cardiff

A page from the 2013 Cardiff Kook Calendar shows a papier mache pterodactyl grabbing onto the
January 16, 2013

If graphic artist Fred Caldwell needed an amen to act on his big idea, he got it in the unlikeliest of places. It was while listening to the State of the City address a few years ago. When the mayor mentioned...

Cardiff Kook Run Feb. 3

January 16, 2013

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA – The Cardiff Kook Run 10K and 5K returns for its second year on Feb. 3, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Registration takes place at the Moonlight Beach parking lot. The run takes place along...

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