My family loves to camp at Fort Stevens because it’s very close to Astoria and it’s also a really beautiful area with a lot of great trails for exploring. This year, the Battle to the Pacific 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon is on November 12th and it will be a great chance for you check out Fort Stevens yourself if you never have.
The race begins and ends at Coffenbury Lake along flat, paved hiking and biking trails around Fort Stevens State Park, which is near the mouth of the Columbia River. The route will take you through two underpasses and over a bridge in the park. You can check out the course map here, and more details will be available in your race packet as well.
As mentioned, Fort Stevens is not far from Astoria, so it would be really easy to make a weekend of it and enjoy all that the Oregon Coast has to offer. There is a historic shipwreck as well as a military area close to the park as well.
Hang out after the race for the awards and the raffle which will have some fun goodies from some of the race sponsors. There will be beer from Seven Bridges Brewing as well, so come celebrate!
Registration for this race is capped at 150 participants, so register for this one today!
When: November 12th, 2017. Half Marathon starts at 9:00AM and 5k/10k starts at 10:00AM
Where: Fort Stevens State Park, (Coffenbury Lake at picnic area ‘A’.) There will be a $5 parking fee required unless you have a state park annual parking pass.
Registration Cost: 5k is $25, 10k is $25, and Half Marathon is $45. Shirts are $20 in limited quantities.
Packet Pick-Up: Will be located at 3cups Coffee House in Astoria, OR on the afternoon of 11/11 and at 7:30AM day of race.