Interested in hosting a booth at the finish line?

Email 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 

Coming up on March 12, 2022. 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. 

Participate Virtually

Run or walk your own 5K or 10K anywhere, and support the Agua Hedionda Lagoon while doing so! Our ticketing page has an option for virtual registrations, which will tell us if you are participating virtually. We will ship your apparel item and bib to you. Tag us on social media to show us your routes! We suggest completing the run by Saturday March 12th so the event timeline aligns! 

  • Instagram: @aguahedionda

  • Facebook: @aguahediondalagoonfoundation

  • Youtube: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (Discovery Center)

  • Twitter: @ahlagoon

  • LinkedIn: agua-hedionda-lagoon-foundation

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. Music, exhibits, presentations and more! 

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. 

Participants Receive
  • Lunch from Tip Top Meats 

  • Beer provided by Culver Beer

  • Branded Apparel T-Shirt

  • World Water Day Festival Entry

  • Family Activities

Packet Pick-Up​

Friday March 11th, 2022 4pm - 7pm

Roadrunner Sports, Carlsbad (outdoors)

5617 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

There will be an incentive prize for the first 50 registrants! You will also receive exclusive discounts to Roadrunner Sports. Roadrunner supports the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation with a donation of $1.50 for each registrant that attends packet pick-up. 


Gemological Institute of America

Grand Pacific Resorts

Poseidon Water 

*Registration is non-refundable 

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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.  

Costume Contest

With St. Patrick's Day being right around the corner, wear your green! A prize will be given to the top two costume contest winners (to be voted on by a select group of volunteers) as you cross the finish line. 

World Water Day
  • Silver Level Sponsor: Leucadia Wastewater District 

  • 9:00AM to 12:00PM, Saturday March 12th, 2022 (at the finish line of Tip Top Run)

  • Free Community Event. Food and drinks available for purchase. Gift Shop open. 

  • If you are attending only World Water Day, you must park across the Street on Whitman Way. 

  • Meigs Family Foundation Brings Water to Life with magical tables featuring STEAM Water Experiments.

  • AHLF Peregrine Falcon Presentation on the importance of clean bodies of water for this species and beyond. 10:30am in Nature Node #6.

  • Discovery Center exhibits open featuring a water table, permeable surface exhibit, low use water garden and more.

  • Exhibitors featuring Encina Wastewater to answer all of your water saving needs.

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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.

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.