Del Mar supports 10,000-person race proposed for February 2013

By Claire Harlin

The Del Mar City Council on Sept. 10 voiced unanimous support for a 10-mile, 10,000-participant race, titled the California 10/20, with 20 music stages that would go through Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas.

However, the city’s support of the race, proposed for February 2013, may be futile because the Solana Beach City Council voiced concern last month that the race would coincide with major construction on Highway 101. While they praised the concept of the event, developed by Austin-based TurnKey Operations, the  council unanimously supported holding off until 2014.

The race would start at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Runners would travel west on Via de la Valle, then north on Highway 101 to the kook statue in Cardiff, and then turn around and run back to the fairgrounds.

The only concern raised by Del Mar is the possible noise impact on residents from the many music stages proposed as a major part of the event’s concept.

TurnKey founder and president Peter Douglass said the stages have small sound systems, with sound only traveling up to 200 feet, and he would be more than happy to hold a demo “mini-concert” for the community to ease concerns. The offer was embraced by the council.

Jen Grove of the Del Mar Village Association expressed her support of the race as a great way to highlight Del Mar’s business community.

Grove, herself a runner, said, “I am here to help, and the DMVA is here to help in any way we can.”

Related posts:

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  3. Del Mar City Council to hold special meeting on proposed fairgrounds purchase
  4. Del Mar City Council to hold March 9 meeting on proposed fairgrounds purchase
  5. Del Mar supports cease-and-desist for fairgrounds, asks for quarterly updates

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