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Tip Top Run

x_tiptop4The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) hosted their annual Tip Top Run in mid-March to help raise funds and awareness about the amazing community resource that is the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Presented by Poseidon Water, the event featured both a 5K and 10K option, each course providing runners and walkers with one-of-a-kind views of the lagoon and Pacific Ocean. After crossing the x_tiptop3finish line, participants joined in the World Water Day Festival celebration with live music, educational demonstrations, a beer garden sponsored by the Coronado Brewing Company, and lunch from Tip Top Meats. World Water Day vendors included H20 Trash Patrol, City of Carlsbad Storm Water Program, Encina Wastewater Authority, I Love A Clean San Diego, and many more. Military sponsors including Visit Carlsbad, West Living, and Stifel, allowed 60 military families to participate in the run for free. Over 300 runners and festival attendees joined in on the day’s celebration, and are already looking forward to next year’s run which is scheduled for March 11.

The AHLF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed by Carlsbad citizens in 1990 with the mission to “inspire people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed.” For more information visit