Race Preview: 2017 Mac’s Run 5k/10k (Coos Bay)

Have you ever been to Coos Bay, OR? It’s a small, sleepy little town (I should know since I spent many summers there with my father as a child) and you would probably never guess that it’s the birthplace of one of the greatest runners of all time, Steve Prefontaine. Come check it out for yourself on December 9th for Mac’s Run.

This event, hosted by RacePlace, will be at Sunset Bay State Park in Coos Bay, and you can choose to run either the 5k or 10k race at 10:00AM. Registration the day of the race will occur at the Yurt near the bathrooms at the south end of the beach. You can also sign up online, register in person, or send in your registration by mail.

This race is described as a “hilly and challenging course with breathtaking ocean views.” I personally prefer hilly, scenic races to flat, boring routes, so if you are that kind of runner, this could be a great chance for that! Also, the route is entirely on paved roads, so that should help. There will be a membership meeting following the awards if you would like to hear more about how to get involved.


What: Mac’s Run 5k/10k

When: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 10:00AM

Where: Sunset Bay State Park (1525 Ohio St, Coos Bay)

Register: Here 

Registration Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members

Packet Pick-Up: Day of race registration will be from 9:00 to 9:45 AM at the yurt near the bathrooms at the south end of the beach.

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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