Small Race Previews: 4th of July at the Coast! Newport Celebration Run & Neskowin 5k Runabout

Have you ever been told to take a long walk off a short pier? If you’re headed to the coast for the long 4th of July weekend and looking for a fun run to participate in, you’ll get the opportunity to do so. The 5th Annual Newport Celebration Run will take you out on the NOAA’s 1,300+ foot pier! You’ll have a few different running options for this race. There’s a 5k run and walk as well as a 10k, a half marathon, and a kids fun run too!

Participants will start the race at the epic Rogue Brewery. The half marathon course will offer you both road/pavement to run on as well as some trails. The rest of the races will be on all road or pavement.

After you finish the race, you’ll have a complimentary beer from Rogue Brewery waiting for you at the finish line. There will also be live music and some food to celebrate with.

All 5k, 10k, and half marathon participants are guaranteed a finisher medal this year, but only if you register before June 4th, as there will be a very limited supply of extras as registration comes in. So register today!


What: Newport Celebration Run

When: July 4th, 8:30AM for Half Marathon, 8:45AM for Kids Fun Run, 9:15AM for 10k/5k

Where: Rogue Brewery, Newport

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $10 for Kids Fun Run, $35 for 5k, $40 for 10k, $50 for Half Marathon. Cost increases $5 on race day. Shirts can be purchased for $40 ($25 on race day.)

Packet Pick-Up: July 3rd from 6:00AM to 7:30PM at Rogue Brewery and Race Day at 7:00AM.

As a runner in Oregon, you probably know that we are pretty lucky to have a lot of options as far as races go this time of year, so if you decide to head to Neskowin for the 4th of July weekend instead of Newport, you’ll have a race option there as well! The 6th Annual Neskowin Runabout is a 5k race also held on the 4th of July.

This race starts and finishes at the beautiful Neskowin Golf Course. The course will offer mostly views of the streets of Neskowin and is relatively flat and fast. The cost of this race is just $15 and there will be music, awards, and snacks at the end of the race so you can celebrate your victory.

The price increases $5 after June 15th, so sign up now!


What: Neskowin 5k Runabout

When: July 4th, 7:00AM

Where: Neskowin Golf Course

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $15

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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