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Race Preview: 2017 Resolution Run and Polar Bear Plunge (Newport)

Starting off the new year with a resolution to be fit and healthy is always a good idea, and a Resolution Run on the first days of the year fits into that plan. The 5th annual Newport Resolution Run on January 1st not only offers a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and kids run, but also ties a Polar Bear Plunge into the event. New this year, the plunge will go into the Pacific right at the (also new) start/finish area on the south side of the Newport Jetty. 

The half marathon starts first at 9am, the kids run at 9:30, followed by 10k and 5k at 10am. All three distances start out on the same route: At the one mile mark, the 5k splits off the course to run a turnaround loop, while 10k and half marathon veer south. The 10k turns around at mile 3.3 and heads back the way it came. Both 5k and 10k are flat and run on pavement. The half marathon loops even further south than the 10k, includes some pretty significant hills in its middle 7 miles, and then rejoins the 10k course at the half’s mile 10. The 5k will have no aid stations, the 10k has two and the half marathon has five, all of which will offer water and gatorade.

All three races finish by passing the start line and heading onto a gravel road, which then leads onto the beach and into the Pacific Ocean! The plunging part is optional; participants cross the official finish line before reaching the edge of the water. All participants receive a finisher’s medal.

After the race, enjoy a drink (beer or hot apple cider) and a bowl of delicious clam chowder by Rogue. For additional up-to-date information, follow the event on Facebook.

Resolution Run and Polar Bear Plunge details
When: Sunday, January 1, 2017; 9am
Where: Southeast Jetty Way, Newport, OR (map)
What: 5k, 10k, half marathon, kids run
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: 5k – $35; 10k – $40; half – $45; kids run – $10. Day of race add $5.
Registration includes: Race entry, beautiful custom Finisher Medal, Custom & Personalized bibs (if registered by 12/11), Yummy Rogue Clam Chowder, one Beer or Hot Apple Cider (for those under 21). Event shirt available at additional cost.
Packet Pickup: Dec 31, 2016 1 – 3 pm at Rogue Brewery (for those registered by December 29th only), and on race day starting at 7am.

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