Race Preview: 2017 Pacific City Beach Challenge (Pacific City)

Somewhere between Tillamook and Lincoln City is one of the most picturesque coastal towns: Pacific City. The 8th annual Pacific City Beach Challenge comes to this lovely town (and the famed Haystack Rock and “Sand Hill” on July 30th, which has participants running an out and back on both hard and soft sand along one of Oregon’s most scenic beaches.

Racers can choose from the 5K run/walk or the 10K run. They also have a kids half mile run! Registration includes chip timing, a tech t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, a Pelican beer (or root beer), pre-post race festivities, and awards!

You can watch a video from 2016 event here and when you’re done, sign up here!

When: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time: Kids 1/2 mile: 9:00 AM | 5K/10K: 9:15 AM
Where: 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr Pacific City, OR 97135
Price: Kids 1/2 mile: $15 | 5K/10K: $30
Registration: Online

The proceeds from this gorgeous event go to the Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center , which provides reliable, affordable, and quality child care to the coastal community. Everything for the run is donated by the Board of Directors and Center staff.


About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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