Race preview: 2015 Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5K

Who doesn’t love a trip to Newport? It has the beach nearby, good breweries and chowder, and the great Oregon Coast Aquarium. The 3rd Annual Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5k and Kids Dash. All participants can “come for the race and stay for the fun”, as your race fees include free entry to the aquarium for the rest of the day.

The race course starts and ends at the aquarium (the final stretch will actually be through the aquarium) and is a fast and flat course that is perfect for all levels of runners. In addition to aquarium entry and post-race food, all finishers will receive a medal to proudly show off off to all the cool fish and sharks you may come across. You know that those sea otters will be super jealous.

Proceeds from the event will benefit animal care programs at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Join the event on Facebook for all the latest info.

Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5k and Kids Dash (Newport)

When: 8a
Where: Oregon Coast Aquarium
Register: Online here; $35, $15 for kids dash through 5/10; Add $5 for shirt


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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