Race Preview: 2016 Oregon Coast Aquarium 5k

The 4th Annual Oregon Coast Aquarium 5k (formerly called the Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5k and Kids Dash), is coming back to Newport on Saturday, April 23, 2016. If you read our Make a Day of It feature on the Oregon Coast Aquarium this may not be news to you (shame!), but it is definitely a race you should check out! While it will necessitate some travel for most of us, you can truly make a day of it. Registration is $30, but does come with FREE entry into the aquarium for the rest of the day.  Additionally, runners will also get a cool medal, free race photo,  and the chance to run through the Aquarium to the finish line following the out-and-back road course. Now that's a route you don't normally get to run!

This event is perfect for the dolphins (speedy), the turtles (slow) and everyone in between.In fact, the aquarium really wants to promote health – both mental AND physical – as it encourages healthy lifestyles. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit animal care programs at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Oregon Coast Aquarium 5k and Kids Dash (Newport)
When: 8a
Where: Oregon Coast Aquarium
Register: Online here; $30, $15 for kids dash through 5/10; Add $5 for shirt

About Matt Rasmussen (1569 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, 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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