Racing on the Oregon Coast is some of the BEST racing we are lucky enough to have so close to home, and even better when it’s a Run With Paula event. 2018’s Newport Bay to Brews Half Marathon/10k/5k is on September 29th this year, and you don’t want to miss it.
This race has been mentioned in Runner’s World Magazine, and that’s not surprising, as every Run With Paula race I’ve ever done has been super organized and well thought out with a lot of great extras that other races just don’t do. You get pampered with lots of race goodies, a great afterparty, and you can’t beat starting a race under the iconic Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport. Did I also mention that Rogue Ale & Spirits is right there too?
Park at the Newport Oregon Coast Aquarium before the race and enjoy some coffee and Dave’s Killer Bread at the brewery. The course will start and end at Rogue, and you should plan on arriving early. Pcket pick-up begins at 6:30AM with a race start time of 8:00AM.
There’s a new course this year, and it’s a double out and back along the bay, and then another out and back on the beach path, and the jetty. You’ll do this twice for the Half Marathon. Many thanks go to Newport High School for volunteering for this race.
After the race, join in the fun afterparty at Rogue. Dance with the local DJ Karob Austin and chow down on a burger or veggie burger and some of Mo’s Famous Chowder (I hate seafood but I LOVE Mo’s chowder. Try it.) You’ll also be treated to some refreshing beer! You’ve earned it. In addition to these goodies, you’ll also get a finisher’s medal, a t-shirt, and discounted entry ($10 off!) to the Oregon Coast Aquarium with your race bib, so bring your family and check out the coolest aquarium in Oregon.
If you’re coming from out of town, the host hotel is The Holiday Inn Express which is only a 5 minute walk to the start. Call them for a special rate, but be sure to mention Newport Bays to Brews when you book!
When: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 8:00AM (5k starts at 8:05AM)
Where: Rogue Ales & Spirits, 2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport
Registration Cost: $75 for Half Marathon, $49 for 10k, $39 for 5k