Race Preview: 2019 Seaside Beach Run (Seaside)

To break up the monotony of a treadmill or standard neighborhood loop, many runners try visualization and imagine themselves on the beach like Baywatch or Chariots of Fire. This July in Seaside, runners can make those fantasies a reality. Now in its 53rd year, the Seaside Beach Run is a fun community event with a 10k, 5k, and Sand Dash for children.

The course for all races begins and ends at 12th Avenue and North Promenade, and the entire race is on the beach. The 10k starts facing north, and the 5k starts facing south, and awards are given to the top finishers. Not everyone wants spend their day at the beach competing, so participants have the option of a casual 5k Prom Walk or a free Sand Dash for children. Following the Sand Dash, kids can join in a free treasure hunt, and participants of all races are invited to a free picnic lunch.

Scholarships are available for teens in Clatsop County. Interested parties can contact info@SeasideBeachRun.org for application information.

The Seaside Beach Run celebrates being active, coming together, and enjoying our beautiful ocean. Capacity is limited, so register early to ensure your place in this historic race!


What: Seaside Beach Run

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Distance: 5k, 10k

Where: Seaside Beach at North Promenade, 12th Avenue at North Promenade Seaside, OR 97138

Packet Pick Up:

Start Time:

  • 5k Race Walk – 8:45 a.m.
  • 5k Prom Walk – 8:50 a.m.
  • 5k and 10k Race – 9:00 a.m.
  • Kids Sand Dash – 10:30 a.m.

Cost: (Prices noted for day of registration + online fee. Discounts available for advanced registration)

  • 10k Run – $43
  • 5k Run – $43
  • 5k Race Walk – $43
  • 5k Prom Walk – $32.50
  • Kids Sand Dash – Free


  • Race day 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Online until July 19
  • Gifted via gift certificates


About Kate Ellingsen (36 Articles)
Running brings me immense joy and peace. Like the fabled tortoise, my pace is slow and steady. I ran my first marathon in 2011, then lost my focus following a cross country move in 2012, gradually working my way back to 26.2 miles. I have no aspirations of qualifying for the Olympics or even Boston. The road is big enough for all runners, and my only goal is to be happy and well. Location: Portland, OR 26.2 x 6 & 13.1 x 13
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