This year’s Tip Top Run was a huge success! Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: Poseidon Channelside as our presenting sponsor, Tip Top Meats, the namesake of the run and yummy food at the finish line, Crown Castle as a sustaining sponsor, Grand Pacific Resorts as the Medal sponsor, GIA and Pacific Western Bank as corporate team sponsors, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California making the World Water Day Festival full of educational entertainment, Stifel Carlsbad as a military sponsor, Leucadia Wastewater supporting World Water Day, Pizza Port for providing the libations for the Beer Garden, Lynnell Talon-Honda of Berkshire Hathaway Silva Group for the runners bags, and Brubaker & Associates as a military contributor.

Vendors at the Finish Line Included Pro Rich Nutrition, Surfs Up Salsa, Village Rock Shop, Talk with Trees, Miss Smarty Plants, Choice Juicery, Engel & Volkers, Bach to Rock, and Katie the Book Lady.

World Water Day presenters showcased Miss Smarty Plants, The Raptor Institute, Talk with Trees and Zovargo who engaged guests on environmental topics.

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation provided three interactive water booths focusing on water pollution and runoff, a stream table and permeability and porosity experiment.

Hydration stations were manned by Carlsbad businesses and organizations Carlsbad Education Foundation,  NRG Energy, and Wiegand Realty.

A total of 305 runners were registered with many kids in strollers as companions.

Winners 5K

1st Adult – Lisa Kejzlar

1st  Kid Male – Anya Yu-Swanson

1st  Kid Male – Edmar Reyes

Winners 10K

1st Adult Male – Dave Lertola

1st Adult Female – Christine Soskins

Largest Corporate Team Winner

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) with 103 runners. For the 4th consecutive year.

Fastest Team

Army Navy Academy.

Hydration Station Winner

Wiegand Realty


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