Race Preview: 2015 Race to the Bar

An evening run on the beach followed by a bonfire, music, and watching the sunset  . . . That sounds like the perfect end to a day at the Oregon Coast. That's what you'll enjoy at Race to the Bar on September 12. Racers will start at the Peter Iredale Shipwreck and run an out and back 5K or 10K course on hard packed sand.

This 3rd annual evening run at Fort Stevens State Park is a fundraiser for Lower Columbia Hospice. This is the only hospice program serving Clatsop County. Lower Columbia Hospice is a non-profit organization providing end of life care to terminally ill patients and their families. Their mission is “to provide comfort care in absence of a cure for life limiting diseases.”

Besides the great location and atmosphere of this race, participants will receive Subway sandwiches and fruit, a race t-shirt, free parking, and 2 servings of Fort George Beer (for those 21 and over.) An awards ceremony will follow the race at the finish area.

We all know that September is the best time of year to go to the Oregon Coast, and this race sounds like it would be the best part of a September weekend at the beach!  Get this one on your race bucket list for sure. It’s definitely on mine.

Race to the Bar Details

Date: Saturday, Sept. 12

Time: 5:30 P.M.

Location: Fort Stevens State Park (at the Peter Iredale Shipwreck), Warrenton

Registration Fees: $40 – 5K or 10K through 8/30/15

Race Website: Click Here



About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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