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Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot along the Pacific Coast

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2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot Date, Time and Location Details

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while that means we’re all getting ready to enjoy eating as much as we possibly can – and being thankful for everything along the way – it also means something more here in Encinitas, CA. That’s because Thanksgiving in Encinitas also means the annual Encinitas Turkey Trot – which just so happens to be one of the best family traditions in the country. But when is the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot? And where exactly is the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot? Well, we’re going to figure all of that out right here as we check in on the date, time and location details for the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot along the Pacific Coast. Read the rest of this entry >>

10 Teams of 2 PGA Juniors Come Together to Participate in the 2019 Herman Cook Memorial Golf Tournament in Encinitas CA

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2019 Herman Cook Memorial Recap and Results

The 16th annual Herman Cook Memorial golf tournament took place last weekend at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, resulting in a resounding success of amazing PGA Junior golf and a whole lot of fun! A group of 10 teams of 2 came together for the 18-hole tournament to compete for a spot on the coveted Championship Cup, which was created along with the tournament by Dennis Cook and Laurie Rose to honor their father – the late Herman Cook, founder of Herman Cook Volkswagen here in Encinitas, CA. Anyone interested in checking out the Championship Cup and seeing the names of all of the tournament’s previous winners are encouraged to come on over to Encinitas Boulevard to see it – and us – but until then, let’s check out the how this year’s participants fared in the 2019 Herman Cook Memorial junior golf tournament. Read the rest of this entry >>

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2019 – Remains The Largest Beach Run In The World!

Thank you all for joining us on Saturday as we sponsored the Surfing Madonna Beach Run in Encinitas. We all made history again as we retained last year’s title of being the Guinness World Record’s “Largest Race on Sand” at our Low Tide Beach Run!

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2019

Nearly 3,500 runners from 17 states and 6 different countries participated in the 5K, 10K, & 12K run. Guinness World Record’s “Largest Race on Sand” is defined as the most amount of people to race on the sand simultaneously. We couldn’t be more proud of this accomplishment right here in Encinitas, California!

Crowd at Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2019

There were over 360 volunteers on race weekend that were there to pump up and help hydrate all types of runners, both humans and Animals alike. There was even a rumor that Jessica Alba was participating!

Surfing Madonna 2019 Participants and Animal

The Surfing Madonna Beach Run was a huge success for runners, volunteers, and spectators alike. It started at stunning Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and participants went up the coast to Beacons Beach and Ponto Beach before heading South to Swami’s Beach.

2019 Surfing Madonna Race Course Map

Every runner received an intricate carved wooden medal, race shirt, race mug, and tons of sponsor treats at the Finish Line😎

Surfing Madonna Finish Line Treats

The run was Sold Out on race day and the energy was HOT! For more information on the Surfing Madonna Beach Run and their Oceans Project efforts to protect our coastline click here.

First Place Overall Female Winner

Thanks to all of you who stopped by to see us and show your support to Herman Cook VW. We are proud to be part of such an active and thriving community here in Encinitas!

Surfing Madonna Beach Run in Encinitas

When is the 29th Annual Holiday Street Fair in Encinitas CA?

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2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair Date, Time and Location Info

Fall is in full swing here in Encinitas, CA, and while we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to enjoy, many people are also no doubt thinking about the upcoming holiday season. And we are, too, in fact, because we’ve got our eyes set on once again heading to the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair to enjoy all it has to offer. But when exactly is the 2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair? And where exactly is the 2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair? We’re going to answer both of those questions and more as we dive into all of the date, time and location information you need to know about the 2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair. Read the rest of this entry >>

Save 40% on Your Cardiff Kook Run Registration if You Use this Code by Nov. 3, 2019

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Promo Code Available to Save 40% on Cardiff Kook Run Registration

Registration is open now for the 2020 Cardiff Kook Run and we’ve got a promo code you can use to save 40 percent on your registration fee. That’s right, whether you’re registering for the Cardiff Kook 5K, 10K or Kids-K, you can save 40 percent with this special promo code as long as you register by November 3, 2019. So, let’s find out what this promo code is while also learning everything you need to know about the race itself. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tripping – 1975 – Falling in Love One Country at a Time: A Love Story About a Couple and Their Yellow Volkswagen Bus Named Banana

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Couple to Release Book About Falling in Love on the Road

Back in 1968 Marshall Hockett, who would go on to become a Superior Court Judge and marry Encinitas local Debbie, was taking part in Stanford’s study program in England. It was during this time that he traveled around Europe, falling in love with everything he saw and promising himself he’d be back again one day. That day came in 1975 when Hockett and his wife came up with a plan to spend a year traveling all around Europe. And, thanks to a suggestion from one of Hockett’s friends, the rest of us get to share in that journey as the couple is set to release a book about falling in love on the road entitled “Tripping – 1975 – Falling in Love One Country at a Time.” Read the rest of this entry >>

When is the 2019 Safe Trick or Treat Event Taking Place in Encinitas CA?

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2019 Safe Trick or Treat Event Details for Encinitas CA

Now that the calendar has turned to October, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind – Halloween! And we hope everyone has their costumes and candy buckets ready, because downtown Encinitas, CA, is about to turn into the Halloween wonderland every spooky-loving kid dreams about thanks to the 2019 Safe Trick or Treat event. And, to ensure you don’t miss out on a second of the fun, we’ve compiled all the 2019 Safe Trick or Treat event details you need to know to enjoy all Pumpkin Lane has to offer right here. Read the rest of this entry >>

Best Auto Dealership of North Coast 2019 Winner

Best of North Coast Readers Poll 2019 Winner

The results are in! Del Mar Times has released the results of this year’s Best of North Coast Readers Poll. Each year, they evaluate hundreds of local businesses in over 70 categories, ranging from best golf course, best brunch, best day spa, and yes, even best auto dealership. This year, Herman Cook Volkswagen has been chosen as the Winner of North Coast 2019’s Best Auto Dealership! We also won a bronze award for Best Auto Service!

Best of North Coast 2019

Thank you all for voting for Herman Cook VW as your best auto dealership and best auto service! Read the rest of their 20th annual online Readers Poll results here.

Everything You Need to Know About the Wavecrest 2019 Festivities Taking Place in Encinitas CA

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Event Details for Wavecrest 2019 in Encinitas CA

The largest of all woodie meets is once again heading on over to Encinitas, CA, for a long weekend of fun in the sun. That’s right, Wavecrest 2019 in Encinitas, CA, is almost upon us and we’ve got all of the event details you need to know to get the full Wavecrest 2019 experience. And when we say the full Wavecrest 2019, we mean the full Wavecrest 2019 experience. That’s because Wavecrest 2019 is taking place over four days later this month. So, continue reading on to learn all you need to know about Wavecrest 2019. Read the rest of this entry >>

Celebrate Labor Day 2019 with a Mile-Long Swim Around the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside CA

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2019 Labor Day Festivities near Encinitas and Oceanside CA

Labor Day 2019 is right around the corner and our neighbors up in Oceanside have an incredibly exciting and fun event planned that we can’t wait to join in on. For the 90th straight year – yes, 90 years! – the Oceanside Annual Labor Day Pier Swim is going on. We all know how beautiful and refreshing a dip in the Pacific Ocean is, and to be able to do it while supporting a great cause and celebrating the history of Labor Day. But when exactly is the Oceanside Annual Labor Day Pier Swim? And where exactly is it? Well, we’re going to figure all of that out right here as we check out the Labor Day 2019 festivities near Encinitas and Oceanside, CA. Read the rest of this entry >>