Race Preview: 2018 Pelican Brewing Salmon Run (Tillamook)

Run Oregon has participated in a lot of brewery races this year. The next one on our docket is the Pelican Brewing Salmon Run in Tillamook, back for its second year. Most people are probably familiar with the iconic brewery right on the beach in Pacific City, but this race will be at one of their other locations near downtown Tillamook.

All of the distances are out-and-back turnarounds beginning at the brewery. The courses remain the same as last year, in which was described as:

Runners will head south through town on Stillwell Avenue and link up with Tillamook River Road. The 5k will turn around near Matejack Road while the 10k runners will continue further and head a bit west on Burton-Fraser Rd. The race map shows 1 aid station for the 5k and 4 for the 10k (2 stations, each passed twice). There should be no shortage of hydration before the real beer hydration begins.

New this year is the addition of a 15k, for those looking for a few more miles to enjoy.

There should be plenty to do after the event as well. Maybe complete the trifecta and head to Pelican’s other two breweries in Cannon Beach and Pacific City. Or stick around to enjoy your beer while listening to live music and taking a brewery tour. The YMCA is offering free showers, so there’s no need to worry about being sweaty and gross all day. There are also some partnerships to stick around for, such as a free kayaking event by Kayak Tillamook (limited to the first 20 people), or the Crave the Coast food and drink event (runners get 33% off their admission using code SALMONRUN).

The race’s charity partner is again the Salmon SuperHWY, which works to restore access to almost 180 miles of blocked Salmon habitat in the cities of Tillamook and Nestucca.

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Pelican Brewing Salmon Run (Tillamook)
When: 10a on Saturday, September 29
Where: Pelican Brewing in Tillamook (1708 1st St)
Register: Online here; $45 for 15k, $40 for 10k, $35 for 5k (includes race shirt, pint glass, free beer or root beer

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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