Race Preview: Oregon Coast 50k & 30k (SOLD OUT)

Every year Rainshadow Running puts on one of their most popular races, the Oregon Coast 50k & 30k, and I’m always super bummed at not being able to participate due to conflicting schedules.  This year, however, I am incredibly excited to finally get the opportunity to run the 30k, taking place Sunday, October 13 (just three days before my birthday), and also getting to volunteer at the 50k, taking place Saturday, October 12.

While both the 50k and 30k are sold out, Rainshadow Running does allow runners to transfer bibs, if necessary.  Please read Rainshadow Running’s cancellations page with complete details and instructions on how to cancel or transfer your registration.

Race Weekend Timeline:


  • 6:30-7:50 am Runner Check-in at Adobe Resort -Don’t forget photo ID!
  • 7:50 am Pre-Race Briefing
  • 8:00 am 50K Race Start
  • 10:15 am Cutoff at Yachats Aid Station (mile 7)
  • 12:00 pm Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station first time (mile 14)
  • 2:15 pm Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station second time (mile 24)
  • 4:00 pm Cutoff at Finish


  •  7:30-8:50 am Runner Check-in at Adobe Resort– Don’t forget photo ID!
  • 8:15 am Kids 1K Race Start
  • 8:50 am Pre-Race Briefing
  • 9:00 am 30K Race Start
  • 11:00 am Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station first time (mile 6)
  • 1:15 pm Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station second time (mile 13)
  • 3:00 pm Cutoff at Finish

Important: All runners need to present photo ID in order to pick up their bib.  No one is allowed to run on your bib unless you completed the bib transfer process on Ultra Signup at least 7 days prior to the event.  No day or week of transfers. 

The 50k will start by running a 7 mile stretch of beach (3.5 miles out and 3.5 miles back).  Volunteers will be stationed at the turnaround point and all runners will need to grab a token from one of the volunteers and present it at the Yachats aid station (mile 7) to verify they went the entire stretch on the beach.  If a runner does not present the token, they may be subject to disqualification.  50K Runners who would like to have a drop bag, with personal supplies such as specific foods/drinks or extra clothes, at the aid stations can do so and leave their bag, labeled with their name, bib number and Aid Station name at check-in.

The 30k will start and finish at The Adobe Resort, which is also the eventual finish for the 50k.  The 50k course includes 4,500 feet of elevation gain, while the 30k includes 3,800 feet of elevation gain.  Course maps and elevation profiles can be found here: COURSE MAPS

Additionally, there will be a kid’s 1k race, open to kids of all ages; parents can run with their kids if they want to as well.  The kid friendly course will run right along the water at the 30K race start/finish, Adobe Resort.  The run will start just prior to the start of the 30K race Sunday morning at 8:15 am. You can sign up your kid online or you can sign them up on race morning.

Post-race festivities will include live music, wood-fired pizza made by Pizza Jim & Co, Tony’s cold brew coffee, San Pellegrino, a slew of other finish-line goodies (including gluten-free & vegan options), and plenty of local, craft beer provided by Yachats Brewery.  Food and drink is free for all volunteers and runners (along with their family or crew) but not available to the general public.  Photo ID will be required for those planning on drinking alcohol.

For those scheduled to run either race, perhaps I’ll see you at the start line of the 30k or at the finish line of the 50k!

What: Oregon Coast 50k & 30k

When: Saturday, October 12 at 8am – 50k

Sunday, October 13 at 9am – 30k

Where: Yachats, Oregon at the Adobe Resort

Entry fees: 50k = $120, 30k = $100; 2019 race is SOLD OUT



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