Race Preview: 2019 Newport Celebration Run 5k/10k/Half Marathon

The 2019 Newport Celebration Run will be held on the 4th of July, as always, in Newport. Starting/finishing at Rogue Brewery, these races offer participants the rare opportunity to run on the 1,300+ ft NOAA Pier!

There’s a distance for everyone at this event: 5k run/walk, a 10k run, a half marathon, and a 1-mile kid’s run. All participants, no matter the distance they choose, will receive t-shirts, finisher’s medals, and a post-race meal. You’ll also get a free beer from Rogue Brewery (for the 21+ crowd)!

The half marathon begins with ~5 miles on pavement, followed by another ~5 miles of singletrack trails with logging road section, then heads back to the pavement for the final 2.5+ miles for a [conservative] elevation gain of ~1,500 ft. The cutoff for the half will be 3 1/2 hours and there will be 6 aid stations on the course.

The 5K, 10K, and kid’s run are described as “flat and fast” and “PR courses”! The 5K will have 1 aid station and the 10K will have 3.

Check out the course maps for all the distances here.

At the finish line, grab your finisher swag and enjoy your post-race meal while you wait for the awards ceremony. There will be awards for each distance for the top 3 overall men and women as well as the top Masters (40+) and the top grand masters, (50+.) The overall top male and female Half Marathon winners will also receive an Ultimate Direction Jurek FKT Vest!

This race event will benefit The American Legion Post 116 in Newport.


Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Time: Half Marathon at 8:30AM | Kid’s Fun Run at 8:45AM  | 5k/10k at 9:15AM

Location: Rogue Brewery | 2320 SE Marine Science Dr

Price: 5k is $45 | 10k is $50 | Half Marathon is $80 | Kid’s Run is $10

Registration: Online here

Check out their Facebook page for more info!

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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