Small Race Previews: 4th of July Races on the Oregon Coast

There are a bunch of races on the 4th of July. We try to get to as many as we can, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the week to get them all scheduled! If you are looking for some local races on your holiday, read below!

Neskowin 5k Runabout (Neskowin)

We are starting at the Neskowin Golf Course. It combines a “out and back,” “loop” and features more streets of Neskowin. We will start out at the golf course and head towards the beach on Amity. Turn north on Breakers and then back towards the Golf Course on Sheridan. From there the course will look similar to prior years as you head out to North Beach on Hawk Street. Right at the gate is the “Turnaround Tree” which must be rounded before heading back south on Hawk Street. There is a water station there to get you rehydrated. On the way back, the route turns right onto Corvallis Ave and follows it around the corner as it turns into Breakers Blvd. It continues to follow Breakers Blvd until a left turn on Yamhill Ave. Runners will then turn left onto Hawk Drive and then a quick right on Amity Ave through the finish line at the Golf Course! The course is just over 3.13 miles making it a tiny bit longer than a 3K, but it is nice and flat! You can find the route map here.

When: July 4 2016 at 7a
Where: Neskowin Golf Course
Register: Online here;$15 ($20 after 6/15/16)


4th of July Celebration Run (Newport)

Race includes:

  • Post-event food
  • A complimentary Rogue beer at the finish line beer garden
  • Live Music

When: July 4 2016 at 830a
Where: Rogue Brewery
Register: Online here; $20 for 5k, $25 for 10k, $30 for Half


4th of July Mayor’s Firecracker Run (Coos Bay)

Mingus Park and the Coos Bay Waterfront, 10am. Call Rex Miller for more information. 1M for kids, 4K around the park and up Wall’s Wall.

When: July 4 2016 at 10a
Where: Mingus Park
Register: Call Rex Miller (541.269.1199)

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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