Destination Race Alert! If you are like me, I love to plan a trip around a race. There is nothing better than being on vacation, and running in a race. How does a picturesque course, sand between your toes, music and yummy post race snacks sound? Then this is the race for you! Mark your calendars for July 28th, 2018 for the Manzanita Beach Walk/ Run. This race will feature a beautiful 5K (non-competitive) walk, 5K run, 10K run, and a 1 mile kids run.
The Manzanita Beach Walk/ Run will be held on July 28th 2018. The race schedule will go as follows: 9:00 a.m. Kid’s Run, 9:05 a.m. start for 10K, 9:10 a.m. start time for 5K walkers and 9:15 a.m. start time for 5K runners. The race will take place at the foot of Laneda Avenue, which will run through the center of Manzanita. Runners will then run on the sand of the shores of Manzanita Beach. The runners will head south towards the Nehalem Bay Jetty, then head back north where the Neahkahnie Mountain, finishing back on the Manzanita Beach sand. There will be mile markers and plenty of volunteers along the course. The volunteers will provide aid, as well as directions for the runners on the course.
There will be two opportunities for packet pickup. The first will be held on Friday, July 27th at the Farmer’s Market in Manzanita at 5:00 pm. Race day packet pickup will be at 8:00 a.m. at Manzanita Beach. There will be awards for the top finishers. All participants will be entered in a raffle for prizes after the race, as well as offered post race snacks for runners to refuel. This event will be one to remember as many call it “One of the most scenic runs in the region”.