Race Preview: 2016 Newport Bay to Brews

Paula Harkin is at it again, less than a month after the spectacular Goddess Half Marathon and 10k, with the scenic Newport Bay to Brews Half Marathon and 10k. If you have been searching for a race that does it right, add this one (or any by Paula) to your list. If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know we LOVE the local race directors; we don’t need anyone from out of town to show us what a big-time event looks like!

The course is aptly named, because it starts at Rogue Ales in Newport and then runs along Yaquina Bay to a trail that takes you to South Beach Park and back around to Rogue in a loop. 10k participants are done after one tour and half marathoners will tackle the course a 2nd time. The finish line will be well stocked with delicious Clam Chowder from Mo’s, the best place for chowder in the entire state of Oregon.

There are hills, but without hills you would miss some of the views. And hey, this is Oregon. Nearly all the great routes include hills.


When: Saturday, October 15, 2016

What time: The race starts at 8a

Where: Rogue Ales at 2320 SE Marine Science Dr in Newport, Ore.

Register: Online here for $75 for the half or the 10k for $49; or DOR starting at 6:30a for $90/$65

Sign up early for this event to guarantee you get the race shirt. Another thing about Paula’s races are the super-cute race shirts; but they’re not guaranteed if you sign up at the event.

All participants will be able to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium on race day for half price by simply showing their race bib when buying your admission. The aquarium is not just for kids – it’s a beautiful and engaging visit for grown-ups as well. If you’re looking to make a full weekend out of it, check out these helpful links from the race website for hotels and other Newport area attractions.

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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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