AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION / TIP TOP RUN AND WORLD WATER DAY

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TIP TOP RUN + WORLD WATER DAY

Interested in hosting a booth at the finish line

samantha@aguahedionda.org for availability and details. Only one vendor from each industry is available. Includes complimentary lunch as well and yes, you are allowed to sell your product!

Tip Top Run Dash and Bash 

Coming up on March 7, 2020. This event celebrates the eradication of Caulerpa taxifolia and helps to raise friends, funds, and awareness about this amazing resource. These unique courses have one of a kind views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Pacific Ocean. This is a fun run/walk, but it is not a chip race. A shuttle will be provided to take participants back to their cars at both locations. 

Fun at The Finish - World Water Day

Party after the race! Both runs end at the Agua Hedionda Discovery Center located at 1580 Cannon Road. Join in on the bash and World Water Day Festival from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. This is a free family fun event with vendors, exhibitors, live music, a beer garden, games, activities and crafts. New this year includes Ms. Smarty-Plants™, from the Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon. She teaches guests about the importance of water conservation and earth stewardship with a special mixture of music, magic and fun! Additionally, The Raptor Institute will bring live raptors native to San Diego County to educate guests on their behavior, adaptations and reliance on native habitat for their survival. 

Opportunity Drawings

Three opportunity drawing prizes available for you to win! Tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $20. Make sure to bring your wallets because these tickets will go fast.

Corporate Group Competition

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation welcomes and encourages corporate groups to participate in Tip Top Run and compete for awards against other similar groups. This year, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation will be giving out prizes for both the largest and fastest corporate group. 

Packet Pick-Up​

Where: 

Roadrunner Sports Carlsbad (

5617 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad CA 92008)

Date: 

Friday, March 6th 2020

Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Why? 

Enjoy special discounts to the Roadrunner Store. First 30 people at packet pick-up receive a special surprise in their SWAG Bag!

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Participants Receive
  • Lunch from Tip Top Meats including: Famous Tip Top Meats sausages ​accompanied by a traditional roll, fruit and coleslaw

  • Beer Garden - Beer provided by Pizza Port​

  • T-Shirt

  • Swag Bag

  • Medal

  • Race Bib

  • World Water Day Festival Entry

  • Exhibitors & Vendors 

  • Family Activities

Win

Awards will be given to the top two finishers of both the 5k and 10K as well as the first finisher under 16 in each race.  Runners will also vote on their favorite Hydration Station as they cross the finish line. The top Hydration Station will win a prize!

TIP TOP RUN COURSES

HUBBS 5K:
Start: HUBBS Trail, 4300 Garfield St.
Finish Line: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

The crowd favorite, the coastal 5K annually attracts a large crowd and starts at 8:30AM. Registration and start location is at the dead end of Garfield Avenue just north of the entrance to Hubbs Sea Bass Hatchery. Parking is available at Tamarack State Beach located at the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack for $10 and on surrounding streets. Run on Hubbs Trail along the Agua Hedionda Lagoon looking out for the Garibaldi swimming next to you before making your way south on the sidewalk of Carlsbad Boulevard. Here you will run overlooking both the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Pacific Ocean. Keep your eyes open for native shorebirds including Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, and Brown Pelicans. Bathrooms and a water station are located at West Park, 2 miles into the race, at the corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Cannon Road. The remainder of the run will take you along Cannon Road before eventually hitting the finish line at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Discovery Center.

FLEET STREET 10K:
Start: 5780 Fleet St.
Finish Line: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

For a more challenging and varied course, join in on the inland 10K at 8:30AM. Registration and start location is at 5780 & 5790 Fleet Street. Parking is available in the office buildings and on the street. This 10K provides a diverse and unique experience with a variety of paved and unpaved sections. Begin the 10K along the Flower Fields and paved trails near LEGOLAND. Soon, you will reach the unpaved Crossings Trail leading down to Macario Creek where one can see the diverse local riparian habitat. The trail then joins a rustic golf cart bridge and path at the bottom of the canyon, and then continues to Veterans Memorial Park via a pedestrian tunnel under Faraday Avenue. Once at Veteran’s Memorial Park, you will make your way up to a high vista with breathtaking views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Pacific Ocean. The remainder of the run will take you along Faraday Road before eventually hitting the finish line at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Discovery Center. Bathrooms are available every 2 miles with frequent water stations.

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

It’s our annual fun run around our Lagoon and celebratory bash. Caulerpa Taxifolia (Killer Algae) threatened the health and recreational use of our lagoon, but we won! Enjoy a Tip Top lunch at the Discovery Center from the runs namesake Tip Top Meats. Plus, World Water Day provides family fun for all during the bash celebration. Shuttle transportation back to your starting point is provided. 

 

For more sponsor opportunity information contact: Lisa Rodman lisa@aguahedionda.org or 760-804-1969.

Presenting Sponsor - $8,000 - POSEIDON WATER
  • Prominent recognition on marketing materials including event banner

  • Logo on event t-shirts

  • Welcome participants at the finish line

  • 30 entries into the event

  • Host a booth at the event

  • Full page color ad in quarterly newsletter

  • Sponsor recognition in the quarterly newsletter

  • 4 tickets to the Discovery Gala 2020

  • Company logo on AHLF website

Lagoon Steward Sponsor- $5,000
  • Recognition at event including event banner

  • 20 Entries into the event

  • 1/2 page color ad in quarterly newsletter

  • Sponsor recognition in the quarterly newsletter

  • 2 tickets to the Discovery Gala 2020

  • Company logo on AHLF website

Medal Sponsor - $3,500 - GRAND PACIFIC RESORTS
  • Recognition at event including event banner

  • Logo on all medals

  • 2 tickets to the Discovery Gala 2020

  • Company logo on AHLF website

Killer Algae Sponsor - $2,500
  • Recognition at event including event banner

  • 10 entries into event or 2 Discovery Gala 2020 tickets

  • 1/4 page color ad in quarterly newsletter

  • Sponsor recognition in the quarterly newsletter

  • Company logo on AHLF website

Military Team Sponsor - $2,000 - CROWN CASTLE
  • Recognition at event including event banner

  • 20 entries into event for Military Personnel

  • 20 lunch tickets for Military Personnel spectators

  • Sponsor recognition in the quarterly newsletter

Corporate Team Sponsor - $2,000 - GIA and PACIFIC WESTERN BANK
  • Recognition at event including event banner

  • 20 entries into the event for your company

  • Sponsor recognition in the quarterly newsletter

Dash Sponsors - $1,000 - CROWN CASTLE and STIFEL NICOLAUS
  • Welcome participants at one of two starting points with signage

  • 2 tickets to the Discovery Gala 2020

  • Sponsor recognition in the quarterly newsletter

Bash Sponsors - $500 - CROWN CASTLE
  • 1 minute address the crowd during bash

  • Recognition at event including event banner

  • Sponsor recognition in the quarterly newsletter

For more sponsor opportunity information contact: Lisa Rodman lisa@aguahedionda.org or 760-804-1969.

TIP TOP RUN FAQ's

Where do the runs begin?


5K: Hubbs trail @ 4300 Garfield Ave - walk down the hill trail (Parking is available at Tamarack State $10 or on surrounding streets). 10K: 5780 & 5790 Fleet Street. (Parking is available in the office buildings and on the street).




Where do the runs end?


Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation’s Discovery Center - 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad CA 92008




How do I get back to my car?


A complimentary shuttle takes you back to the starting points.




Should I run with my wallet?


YES. We have opportunity drawing prizes at the finish line, vendor booths, piper packs (food to feed Piper the Pig) and other items in the gift shop. If you are wanting to drink a beer and you did not get your wristband the night before at packet pick- up you must present your ID to enter the beer garden (no exceptions, ABC rules)




Can I bring my dog?


Because a group shuttle takes you back to your starting location, we do not recommend you bring your dog (unless someone was meeting you at the finish line and you did not need the complimentary shuttle).




Is there a packet pick-up?


YES: Where: Roadrunner Sports Carlsbad ( 5617 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad CA 92008) Date: Friday, March 6th 2020 Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm Why? Enjoy special discounts to the Roadrunner Store. First 30 people at packet pick-up receive a special surprise in their SWAG Bag!




If it is raining, will the event happen?


Yes we are rain or shine.




Will my child be able to come in the beer garden with me at the finish line?


No (ABC rules), but we will have games right next to it which you can both participate in at the same time.




What are the prizes?


Fastest runner from each route; adult and child, largest team and fastest team.




Am I required to go to packet pick-up?


No. You can get your bib at check-in morning of. You can receive your SWAG BAG & T-shirt at the finish line.




Can I register day of?


Yes, you may register morning of beginning at 7:30am.




Are there water stations?


Yes, we have fun and interactive hydration stations. One at each starting point, one along the 5K route, 2 along the 10K route and one at the finish line.




Are both route stroller friendly?


Yes. The 10K has a few tougher spots, but we have volunteers positioned to assist (one small 3 step stairway)




Are there signs to follow the route?


There are runners with signs positioned throughout and pressing crosswalk buttons to allow more efficient crossing.




Is this a chipped race?


No it is a Fun Run. We do have a timer at the end which aligns when the first set of runners are released.




Do all runners run at once?


No we release in waves of 20. Runners go first, walkers next.




If I want to meet my family at the finish line, can I?


Yes, you will need to park across the street from the Discovery Center on Whitman Way, which is off of Faraday (walk down, approx. 3 minutes). Food is available to purchase for non-runners for $5.





WORLD WATER DAY FAQ's

What is World Water Day?


We celebrate World Water Day in conjunction with Tip Top Run. It is the festival at the Finish Line of the Run itself (located at the Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road Carlsbad CA 92008). We have a few World Water Day exhibitors such as the City of Calrsbad Water and Encina Waste Water as well as AHLF teacher leading students in water related activities and hands- on crafts.




What time is World Water Day?


It is form 9am – Noon




Where do I park for World Water Day?


Across the street from the Discovery Center on Whitman Way, which is off of Faraday (walk down, approx.. 3 minutes).




Is there anything else for me to do at World Water Day?


The Discovery Center exhibits will be open in addition to the World Water Day vendors. The Discovery Center trail will be open to walk on. There will be games such as corn hole to participate in.




Can I purchase food at World Water Day?


Yes. A $5 meal will be available from Tip Top Meats form the Run.




Does World Water Day cost?


No. But food will be available to purchase as well as opportunity drawing tickets for prizes. Additionally our lagoon treasures gift shop will be open.





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