Course: The course is new this year, moving from the Hatfield Marine Science Center (probably the most popular race area in Newport) up to Beverly Beach State Park – which is about halfway between Depoe Bay and Newport. The course will include the packed sands of the beach, complete with views of Yaquina Head Lighthouse and the headlands of Otter Rock. Add in the fact that pelicans may be on the prowl for food in the distant waves, and it’s sure to be a great event.
There will be one aid station along the way for the 10k runners and some minor post-race food and drink. The race is a fundraiser for Newport High School and Newport Middle School runners, and is put on by the Coast Hills Running Club.
When: Sunday, October 9, 2011
What time: 9 a.m. start for 5K and 10K followed by Kids-run.
Where: Beverly Beach State Park
Register: $20 (add $15 for shirt)