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Race Preview: 2019 Pacific City Beach Challenge

Beach lovers, rejoice! The 10th Annual Pacific City Beach Challenge is just around the corner! If you are a fan of running on the beach, this is the race for you. 5K and 10K racers will start just west of the Pelican Brewing Company, run south down the mix of soft and hard-packed sand to a turn-around and will finish where they started. There will also be a kids run starting at the same location.

Participants will receive a t-shirt, a hand-made medal, and complimentary Pelican beer (or root beer). After the race there will be awards, music, and snacks.

This annual event is put on by the volunteer Board of Directors and staff of Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center (NVELC.) Proceeds from this event go to support the NVELC in nearby Hebo. The money raised by the race and through donations goes towards classroom materials, teacher training, and helps us keep our rates reasonable for families, while paying a living wage for our hard working teachers. 

Take this opportunity to run on the beach of beautiful Pacific City while helping with local early childhood education. And don’t forget that free Pelican beer!

Pacific City Beach Challenge Details

Date: Sunday, August 4

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr

Entry Fees: 

  • $30 – 5K or 10K
  • $15 – Kids Run

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (443 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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