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Strava Segment of the Week: South Jetty Sprint in Newport

South Jetty will take you right into South Beach State Park. Photo from Oregon State Parks.

South Jetty will take you right into South Beach State Park. Photo from Oregon State Parks.

The Oregon Coast is a beautiful place to run at any time of the year, and with the Three Capes Relay rapidly approaching I thought it would be a good time to visit another Coastal town with a great running tradition: Newport. The South Jetty Sprint is 0.7 miles of flat running. The segment starts on SW 26th/SW Jetty Way just west of Abalone and follows SW Jetty to the Jetty Trailhead. It's been attempted 160 times by 74 people ... I'm going to try this one next time I'm in Newport! How about a quick check our our segment from two weeks ago, the JD backstretch counter-clockwise in McMinnville! Well, there haven't been any new CRs, but there were a few more attempts in the last two weeks. Do you have a favorite segment you want us to share? Let us know!

As of December 22, 2016, the course records for the South Jetty Sprint are:

Women’s: Ceili Brennan from October 2016, 4:39

Men’s:  Evan Pardi from November 2013, 3:34

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, December 29 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon! We’ll post a new Segment next Friday at 12.

Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. There is also a premium version, but in order to run and record routes as described in this post, you do not need to subscribe to their premium service. Note that this is not sponsored by Strava, nor endorsed or supported in any way by Strava. It’s just a fun thing we’re going to do to give some speedy shout-outs to area runners and pose a challenge to those of you willing to take on their segment. 

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About Kelly Barten (627 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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