Posts Tagged ‘Community’
Christmas in San Diego certainly isn’t complete without Poinsettias! We are honored to be part of such a wonderful community and are happy to support the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA 😎 Plants are $12 and 50% goes directly to the YMCA Scholarship Program-ensuring nobody is turned away due to an inability to pay. We encourage you to help support the cause by putting in a Poinsettia order today with the YMCA at (760) 942-9622!
Herman Cook Volkswagen sponsored the second annual Encinitas Half Marathon last weekend, which kicked off at the infamous Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.
One of California’s most scenic Half Marathons, the Encinitas Half Marathon featured 7.5 miles of scenic course through 4 iconic surf towns.
We started off the race in a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas pacer car, which was a crowd stunner!
Over 4,300 runners participated in this highly-anticipated oceanfront race!
The Encinitas Half Marathon is 13.1 miles long, and runners are expected to maintain a 14.53 minute mile in order to stay within the 3 hour, 15 minute timeline.
The stunning course took participants through beautiful Leucadia, downtown Encinitas, and into Solana Beach. They enjoyed amazing ocean views as they cruised down the 101. There were over 7 miles of coastline passing Encinitas landmarks such as Swami’s Temple, Encinitas Boat Houses, Surfing Madonna Mosaic, and the Cardiff Kook Statue.
Robert Nichols, Race Director of the Encinitas Half Marathon put his heart and soul into organizing the event. 100% of the net proceeds benefited the ocean conservancy work of the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, ocean education public art, disabled veterans, and children with special needs.
Runners traveled from 28 states to Encinitas to participate in the Half Marathon. There were 450 dedicated volunteers on race day!
16 runners flew here from other countries to participate including Ireland, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Japan, England, Australia, and New Zealand.
The winner was Teklu Deneke from Flagstaff, AZ, who completed the race in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 38 seconds. That’s just about a 5 minute mile. Way to go Teklu! Click here to see the race results.
We had a blast sponsoring this event again this year and being part of the fun and fit community that we are proud to call home. Thank you to all who participated and came out to watch the event!
This weekend, Herman Cook Volkswagen was proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Cardiff Kook Run 5k, 10K on Sunday, February 4th. Celebrating its 6th year, the Cardiff Kook Run‘s mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and promote the community simultaneously.
Herman Cook VW kicked off the race in a 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Coast pacer car with over 2,200 participants.
The course began under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic Coast Highway 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passed by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rose above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and headed down to Cardiff State Beach.
Runners were encouraged to burn off calories for one of the biggest days in American Sports – the Super Bowl. What better way to get ready than with a family morning run to prep for Sunday’s big game! Locals, kids, adults, serious runners and kooks alike participated – for life, for community, for a really fun time.
The course was also completed as fast as ever before! Records were broken for the top 3 racers for both men and women who participated in the event. Click here to see the race results.
The Cardiff Kook Run, which began in 2011, would not have been possible without the enthusiastic community participants that support the event. We are proud to have been a part of it!
Del Mar Times has released their annual Best of North Coast Readers Poll. Each year, they evaluate local businesses in over 70 categories, ranging from best bakery, best hotel, best veterinarian, and yes, even best car dealership. This year, Herman Cook Volkswagen has been chosen as the winner of the Best of North Coast 2016’s Best Auto Dealership!
Image Source: Del Mar Times
Thank you to all who voted for us! Without you, this opportunity wouldn’t have been possible. We pride ourselves in being a family-owned auto dealership that focuses on what’s truly important: top-notch and memorable customer service. Many generations of families have come through our dealership to purchase or service their Volkswagens and we are pleased to have become an Encinitas staple in the community. We look forward to serving you for many years to come!
Are you curious who won the other categories? Check out the complete list of all winners: