Race Preview: 2016 Seaside Dash to Safety 5k and Doggy Dash

Dogs across the Northern Oregon Coast are signing up for the Seaside Dash to Safety 1.25-mile Doggy Dash scheduled for Saturday, April 30. That's because they get a chance to pad along (running or walking!) with their human and four-legged friends on a beautiful course starting mid-way through the human 5k. While the humans will start at the Seaside Cove, run on Beach Drive and then the Seaside Promenade, the pups will start at Broadway Field. Both the human 5k and doggy dash will finish at Seaside Heights Elementary, where the furry runners will have more opportunities to run around the play yard. Humans interested in the 5k will want to note these details: When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 What time: 9:30a Where: Meet at Seaside Heights Elementary School at 2000 Spruce Drive to be shuttled to the start (for both the 5k and the Doggy Dash) Register: Online here for $20; high school students may register at the discounted rate of only $10

The reason the race is called the “Dash to Safety” is because there is also a safety fair. The race starts at Seaside Cove, but participants should park at Seaside Heights Elementary located at 2000 Spruce Drive to catch the race shuttle. The course offers ocean views for a full mile before turning East to head inland and to higher ground. The Safety Fair goes from 10a until 2p and is free to everyone. Some of the featured activities include a car seat clinic (make sure your child’s seat is installed properly and you know how to do it!), a “bike rodeo” for children to watch, and a child ID clinic. Fire, ambulance and water safety educators will be on hand to share their tips for staying safe, and parents can also get information on North Coast parenting resources, including what to do in case of poisoning.

This event is put on by the Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District and the City of Seaside.

About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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