Foot Race Held for Cardiff Kook

A foot race will take place in Encinitas to race money for the Cardif Kook statue

By Marc Julick
|  Sunday, Feb 5, 2012  |  Updated 1:54 PM PDT
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On Aug. 13, 2011, a group of 40 to 50 made a kid-friendly dinosaur diorama out of the "Cardiff Kook."

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This Super Bowl Sunday morning played host a foot race in Encinitas in order to raise money for the preservation of the "Cardiff Kook."

The race was set to take place along Highway 101, passing by the art pice which was once known as the "Magic Carpet Ride."  

In an interview with our media partner, the North County Times, race organizer, Steven Lebherz, said the event intends to raise money to provide maintenance to the Cardiff Kook statue which has dawned numerous different looks over the years.

The idea for the race came from Lebherz, his son Bo and son-in-law, Seth Brewer who told the NCT they have been running the route for years.

Lebherz said he was interested in raising enough money to take care of the Kook, since the city can't afford it.

The trio had been talking about creating the race for a few years since they always meet up on Super Bowl morning to run, Lebherz said.

The event featured a 10K at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K and costumed race at 9 a.m. and about 1300 people had already signed up by Saturday afternoon.

For more information on the race visit our media partner the North County Times.

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