The Three Capes Relay is a one-day, 26.2-mile relay that can be run solo or by teams of 2 or 5. It starts in Tillamook and runs south along the Oregon coast, finishing in Pacific City. The relay is a fund raiser for Tillamook High School athletics. In a few weeks, Nikki will be posting a leg-by-leg preview of the race, so this post is just to lay out the information you need to get started with your team planning and organization.
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Start: The run starts along Cape Mears Lake. Teams of runners all gathered along a literal wide spot in the road to cheer their lead runners off. There were ample porta-potties here, but parking can be tight, so if your runner is up for it you may want to consider doing a drop-off drive-by, especially if you’re running late.
Finish: On the beach at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City. Last year, we were all so excited by the local restaurants that none of us though to go dunk our feet in the ocean until much later that day. Don’t be us … go take some awesome team selfies with Haystack Rock in the background!
Register: You can sign up online here. A solo registration is $65, a two-person team is $95, and a five-person team is $175. If you have three or four people, you just sign up as a five-person team and work out who runs what.
Last year, Run Oregon fielded a co-ed team for the five-person Three Capes Relay; this year, our team will be all women. So, we are doing what any group of “30-something” ladies would do and making it a girls night at the coast! All of us have kids or needy fur-babies (not to mention our amazing husbands who are taking on those small, irrational beings), so we agreed a weekend away was just what we need.
If you want to do the same, there are many places to stay. The Inn at Cape Kiwanda is very nice (there are numerous hotels along the coast in the bigger communities), but you can also go on the Oregon Coast Rentals website and see what you can find. I’d also suggest you go online to read up on area restaurants, because the Pelican Brewery – although literally RIGHT THERE – will have a long wait and there are so many really cool places to get great food.
Hope to see you there on February 25!