Surfing Madonna Beach Run a Resounding Success with Over 3,400 Participants from 17 States and Six Countries

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Encinitas Beach Run, Sponsored in Part by Herman Cook VW, Once Again Guinness World Record’s “Largest Race on Sand.”

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Over 3,400 runners from 17 different states and six different countries came together to participate in the Surfing Madonna Beach Run, sponsored in part by Herman Cook Volkswagen of Encinitas.

Over 3,400 runners from 17 different states and six different countries came together to participate in the Surfing Madonna Beach Run, which was sponsored in part by Herman Cook Volkswagen of Encinitas.

The Surfing Madonna Beach Run, which took place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in Encinitas, California, was a resounding success for all involved, allowing the annual event to keep its title as the “Largest Race on Sand” from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Over 3,400 runners from 17 different states and six different countries came together to participate in the race, which was sponsored in part by Herman Cook Volkswagen of Encinitas.

Among those runners were multiple participants from countries such as Mexico, Canada and England. The runners were assisted throughout the day by a dedicated and hard-working group of 364 volunteers.

The runners enjoyed a scenic beach run of either 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or 12 kilometers, starting at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and then heading up the coast to Beacons Beach and Ponto Beach before heading south to Swami’s Beach.

Before the race started, participants were treated to two dances performed by the University of California San Diego dance team, which is ranked 10th in the nation.

After the race, participants were gifted a carved wood medal, a race shirt, a race mug and treats galore. They were also treated to a live performance by local Encinitas musicians, Bucket Ruckus.

Proceeds from the event are being used to support the Surfing Madonna Beach Run and its Oceans Project efforts to protect the coastline.

Those efforts are one of the main reasons Herman Cook Volkswagen chooses to sponsor the race, as everyone at the dealership is committed to supporting the local beach community and the efforts taking place to preserve the beauty and health of those beaches. Herman Cook VW is grateful to be a sponsor of the event and is proud of all the runners and spectators who came out to participate.

More information on Herman Cook Volkswagen can be found by visiting the dealership’s website or by calling its friendly and knowledgeable staff at 855-637-8636. Herman Cook Volkswagen is located at 1435 Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas.

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