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Get Competitive at Carlsbad Beach Fest 2012

Runners, surfers, paddlers and swimmers are invited to test their competitive skills at the 5th annual Carlsbad Beach Fest June 9 at Tamarack State Beach.

While the annual celebration is still a few months away, the time to register for the 2012 competitions is now, said Tamara Urie, the event’s executive director.

“Fees are discounted until April 7,” she explained. “Also, we’re expecting our biggest crowd ever—more than 12,000 people—so signing up early ensures you a spot in your favorite event.”

Among the offerings:

  • A Pro and Amateur Surf Contest sponsored by SurfRide.
  • A 5K Low Tide Beach Run/Walk and Kids One-Mile Fun Run sponsored by of Carlsbad.
  • A Beach Triathlon, Duathlon and One-Mile Ocean Swim, as well as Stand Up Paddleboard races offering Eight-Mile, One-Mile, and Team Relay competitions—all sponsored by .
  • An exhilarating, calorie-burning Zumba-thon fitness party on the sand.

Registration is simple and secure. Visit carlsbadbeachfest.com for all the details. A Carlsbad Beach Fest T-shirt is included with each paid registration.

Competitions aren’t the only part of the festival. On one mile of beach from Tamarack to Frazee, Carlsbad Beach Fest offers a host of free events such as live entertainment on multiple stages, green product vendors, environmental education booths, sand sculpting, surfing demos and clinics, beach volleyball, and kite flying.  A massive beach cleanup will be supported by the San Diego Chapter of Surfrider Foundation.

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Proceeds from the festival aid the Carlsbad Beach Fest Foundation, which works to protect and preserve the area’s beaches and waterways.

“Anyone who loves the beach won’t want to miss this celebration,” Urie said. “It’s a great way to be stewards of our coastal paradise—and to have a lot of fun.”

For more information, or if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, exhibitor or a volunteer, email info@carlsbadbeachfestfoundation.org or call 760-529-2479.

The Carlsbad Beach Fest is June 9 at Tamarack State Beach off Carlsbad Boulevard from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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