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Tip Top Run + World Water Day Festival

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 18, 2023. This event celebrates the eradication of Caulerpa taxifolia and helps to raise friends, funds and awareness about our amazing Agua Hedionda Lagoon. 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. 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. 


Individual $50

Family of 5 $99 

Family pricing qualifies up to two adults and three children (under 12) only. 5 adults would need to purchase 5 individual tickets. 

Participants Receive
  • Lunch from Tip Top Meats 

  • Beer

  • Branded Apparel T-Shirt

  • Swag Bag including a Celsius Energy Drink, Dr. Bronner's chocolate bar, coupon for free Bitchin' Sauce, SDG&E bag with goodies, and more!

  • World Water Day Festival Entry

  • Family Activities

Opportunity Drawing 

Get the chance to win a new inflatable kayak! Paired with an AHLF hat, shirt, sunscreen, and Thermo Fisher Scientific beach mat, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

1 ticket- $10

3 tickets- $20

Arm length (15+ tickets)- $100

You can purchase tickets in person at Tip Top Run, the Discovery Center, or give us a call at 760-804-1969

World Water Day Festival

(at the finish line of Tip Top Run)

Food and drinks available for purchase.

Gift Shop open. 

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 to answer all of your water saving needs.

Interested being part of World Water Day?


Tip Top Run Exhibitors Include:

The Caifornia Fire Department (with fire truck)

The Meigs Family Foundation (magic show)

Thermo Fisher Scientific 


Encinia Wastewater Authority

San Diego Coastkeeper


San Diego County Water Authority

Sierra Club California

Souther California Coastal Ocean Observing Systems

The Solana Center

Escape To VR

BCK Programs

Trash4tokens & Mermaid Tear Catcher as they highlight the National Nurdle Clean Up Campaign

Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute

Water Tech Alliance

California Center For Algae Biotechnology

Packet Pick-Up​

WHERE: Road Runner Sports Carlsbad 
5617 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

WHEN: Friday March 17th, 2023
TIMES: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Refund Policy​

Cancellations requested March 13th  2023 -  March 18th 2023 are not eligible for refunds.


Prizes for fastest adult and child in both the 5k and 10k race course will be given out. As well, we will be awarding the largest corporate team with a prize.

Prizes include Thermo Fisher Scientific Eco bags, Pizza Parties, gift baskets, brand new Fitbit, and more!

Costume Contest

With St. Patrick's Day precluding this race it’s only fitting that you wear your green! A prize will be given to the top three costume contest winners (to be voted on by a select group of volunteers) as you cross the finish line.


Don't forget to dress your furry best friend too! Best in Show and Best Overall dogs will win a prize! 

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Tip Top Run Vendors Include:

Advanced Brokers Insurance Services

Develop Your Team

Farmhouse Catering

Stretch Zone

Sunset Bay Candy Company 

Terravana Adventures

California Coast Credit Union

Back To Rock

Eat The Frog Fitness

Carlsbad Village Association 


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.



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