Race Preview: 2019 Ocean’s Edge 5k & 10k (Lincoln City) – an all-beach Run!

One of my favorite beach running events is the Ocean’s Edge 5k. The 2019 event is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 and is an out-and-back held entirely on the beach in Lincoln City (at the D-River Wayside- the main beach parking area in LC). In running this before, I can simply describe the course as follows:

1) Head north on the beach
2) Turn around at halfway cones
3) Don’t get swept out to sea

Pretty simple, eh? Maybe you will even get lucky with the sun providing some actual beach-like conditions, but it should be a nice mild temperature no matter what. It’s the Central Oregon Coast – you just never know.

Just for clarification’s sake, expect a flat run, but not so much a fast one. I have learned just how much different it is to run in sand, especially in the dryer sandy areas. The parking will be plentiful at the Wayside and there are restrooms there as well. Dogs are welcome to run with their owners as well. Ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers in five-year age groups.

Proceeds from the Ocean’s Edge 5k will benefit the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation department, who put on this event and other great events such as the Lincoln City Half Marathon.
Ocean’s Edge 5k (Lincoln City)
When: 9a
Where:  On beach behind Kyllo’s Restaurant
Register: Online here; $15 for 5k and $25 for 10k;  or $25 (with shirt). Day‐of‐race cost is $20 (race only) or $30 (with shirt)
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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