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Race Preview: 2016 Ocean’s Edge 5K Fun Run/Walk

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Runners enjoying the sun, sand and surf.

There is nothing better than a summer race at the coast. The month of July is one of the best times to be on the water, with the breeze in your face, salty ocean water on your sandy toes and the sun and seagulls overhead. Saturday July 9th is this year's Ocean's Edge 5K Fun Run and Walk in Lincoln City, Oregon. Join locals, tourists and other runner's who want to get away for the weekend (or day) to participated in a low-key, fun, and unique 5K experience. Bring the whole family - even Fido - to run on the all-sand course. Held at low tide which will be 9:00am, this course won't be easy (you are running on dry and wet sand) but it will be challenging and have wonderful ocean views.

The race will begin and end on the beach behind Kyllo’s restaurant. Day of race registration will be from 7:45am-8:45 am. The cost before July 8th is $15 (race only) and $25 (race + shirt). DOR registration cost is $20 (race only) or $30 (race + shirt). Parking is plentiful (this year they are holding  the race after the July 4th weekend) at the Wayside Inn. Ribbons will be given to the top three finishers in each division and gift certificates will be raffled off from Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill.

The Essentials

What: All beach fun run in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Where: Lincon City, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast. The race starts and ends at Kyllo’s Seafood Grill on the beach at 1110 NW 1st St . Parking will be plentiful at D-River State Recreation Area. There are also bathrooms at the rec area and a place to rinse off sandy running shoes before hopping in your car.

When: Saturday July 9th at 9:00am.

What else: Proceeds from the race will benefit the Lincoln City Parks & Rec Department to help maintain the parks in the area and go towards putting on the Lincoln City Marathon & Half Marathon.

I would also suggest planning on making a day of it and heading out to explore Lincoln City  post-race and dining at one of the many seafood restaurants, grabbing a micro brew before spending the afternoon digging sand castles or watching the harbor seals nap on the Salishan Spit. If you are looking to make a whole weekend out of the event, book accommodations now. Below are a few suggestions to help get you started. For more information on what to do after the race, visit the Lincon City Chamber of Commerce.

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Harbor seals out fishing for lunch off of the Salishan Spit in Lincoln City, Or.

Suggestions of where to stay: 

 

About Abby Meek (119 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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