Race Preview: 2019 Twisted Pine Run (Newport)

As Oregonians, we all know there is no time like September on the Oregon Coast. You are almost guaranteed perfect running weather and a sunshine filled afternoon for enjoying the beach afterwards. So, since you’re already thinking about heading to the beach, how about signing up for the Twisted Pine Run in Newport? This event includes a half marathon and a 5 mile run. Both courses include single track trails in South Beach State Park, pavement, and running along the beach. The 5 mile run will only include about 0.8 miles of pavement, while the half marathon is mostly flat, fast pavement with some additional distance on the beach. Both courses include some ups and down when running within the park. And don’t forget the beautiful views, including: the forested trails of South Beach State Park, the Pacific Ocean, Yaquina Bay, and Yaquina Bay Bridge.

There will be finisher medals for all participants, and top 3 male/female and age group awards. After the race enjoy live music, food, and random prizes.

A limited number of free camping spots will be available on Friday night at 2 group camping locations available for up to 50 people on a first come, first served basis.

This 4th annual event is hosted by Ardor Adventures and is quickly become a favorite. Don’t miss out on this beautiful run at a stellar time of year at the beach.


Twisted Pine Run Details

Date: Saturday, September 14


  • 9:00 A.M. – Half Marathon
  • 10:00 A.M. – 5 Miler

Location: South Beach State Park, 5580 SW Coast Hwy, Newport

Entry Fees: 

  • $65 – Half Marathon
  • $45 – 5 Miler

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer 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 a certified personal trainer, who 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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