Race Preview: 2019 Mac’s Run 5k/10k (Coos Bay)

E.P. “Mac” McKean-Smith was known to the Coquille area as a runner who ran into his 80’s. He was well known, so much that the South Coast Running Club named a race after him. The 2019 Mac’s Run 5k/10k will occur this year on December 14th, 2019 at 10:00AM. This is one of the clubs most popular runs, and every year, people will come and share stories about Mac, who often also hosted at the Sawdust Theater on show nights.

This race occurs at Sunset Bay State Park in Charleston, an area of Coos Bay, OR and it’s been known to have some crazy coastal weather, typical of the Coos Bay area in December. It’s a a challenging course, but runners will get some amazing ocean views. The entire course is on paved roads. All runners will also receive a hand-crafted Christmas ornament for participating.

If you’re a South Coast Running Club member, the cost of the race is only $15 (or $20 for day of race.) If you are not a member, the cost is $25, or $30 if you wait until the day of the race to register. Family membership is $15 for 2-3 members and $5 for each additional family member (day of race only.) There will be a club meeting following the race if you’d like to stick around for more details about joining. Online registration for the race closes at 5:00PM the Thursday before the race. Also if you are a coach looking to bring a team to run the race, contact the race director to discuss discounted group pricing.



What: 2019 Mac’s Run 5k/10k

When: Saturday December 14th, 2019

Where: Sunset Bay State Park (1525 Ohio St, Coos Bay OR 97420)

Cost: $25 for non-club members, $$15 for club members. Family membership price is $15 for 2-3 members, $5 each additional family member (day of race registration only.) Price increases for day of race registrants

Register: Here 

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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