Preview: CHRC Coast Festival Run 5k – same weekend as Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

The start of the 2012 Coast Hills Festival 5k. Photo from CHRC Facebook page.

The start of the 2012 Coast Hills Festival 5k. Photo from CHRC Facebook page.

Let’s say you like to run. And let’s say you like seafood and/or wine. Then I am pretty confident is saying you’d be happy with a weekend in Newport this February 21-23!

The Coast Festival Run 5k is put on by the Coast Hills Running Club on Sunday, February 23, 2014. This race has been going on for a few years now, and if you’re in town for the world-famous Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, you’ll definitely want to check it out. 

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

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