Runners with the Newport Marathon on their 2014 calendar will get a sneak preview of certain sections of the beginning of the course – even though the Coast Festival 5k starts and finishes at the Newport Performing Arts Center, it runs through Nye Beach and through Yaquina Bay State Park, which is where the Newport Marathon starts.
The top overall male and female and masters male and female will win prizes; there are also awards for age group winners in five-year increments.
There is Dutch Bros. coffee, delicious chowder from Ocean Bleu at Gino’s, and a great raffle – all donated by local businesses for participants.
When: Sunday, February 23, 2014
What time: The race starts at 9a
Where: Newport Performing Arts Center at 777 W. Olive St in Newport, Ore.
Register: Online here for $15 before 5p on February 22; or DOR starting at 8a for $25; t-shirts are available for $10 and only guaranteed if you sign up by 2/15