…so it is free. The idea for this run came up between two friends, both trail runners, who were looking to complete their first 50-mile runs. Rather than paying the large sign-up fees to register for a more commercial race, they decided to map out their own route and run it in a non-competitive manner. The Astoria-Cannon Beach 50-mile run is the idea that a few friends and runners can get together and spend a day running across forest trails and coastal beaches.
They are only asking for volunteers. there’s no sign-up fee and no official registration. They are envisioning a cooperatively self-supported run, and asking only that anyone who participates contribute in some way – such as setting up an unmanned aid station along the course before the race and taking it down after, or having a friend volunteer to take digital pics and offering a link they may be found. So the RD’s are looking for runners to contribute in some way in lieu of a registration fee. [please see the website for more details]
Race: Astoria/Cannon Beach 50-Mile Run (***To encourage people at all levels to participate, we will mark 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances.***)
When: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Registration Link: See website for more details
Other: There has been media coverage and blog listings, so the race directors are prepared. Currently this is a small race of about 50 people, but it can grow. There is already enough support for those that have responded and the event is will be happening. They have quite a few sponsors too!
Questions? Any questions or ideas can be sent to: Shootingatstars@gmail.com.