ORRC Virtual Challenge: Run the Oregon Coast

ORRC is joining with many other race organizers and offering a virtual race. As with all other in-person races, because of Coronavirus, the club cancelled all events since early March.

Run the Oregon Coast shirtORRC is proud to present Run The Oregon Coast Virtual Challenge. According to Wikipedia, the distance of U.S. 101 is about 360 miles, running north/south from the California to the Columbia River, between Astoria, Ore. and Megler, Wash. Registration is $25 for ORRC members and $35 for non-members, and opened June 15 and closes on July 15. ORRC volunteer codes can be applied to the Run The Oregon Coast Virtual Race.

Registration includes a cotton/poly t-shirt. The shirt will be available in sizes XS to 3XL and comes in unisex sizing. A shirt pick-up day will be announced; the expected date will be in the first week of August. Participants that would rather have the shirt mailed may pay an additional $8 for postage.

Participants will have three months to complete their miles, all the way through September; the submission form will be open through October 15. As with ORRC’s 1200 Club, you can run or walk and track your distance until you have finished. If you are doing the 1200 Club this year, your miles for this event will also count toward that total.

Being a virtual event, everyone is expected to do their running:/walking locally. No one is expected to actually run any part of U.S. 101 along the Oregon Coast.

Sign up online here for ORRC’s Run the Oregon Coast virtual challenge. Snap a selfie during your ORRC Oregon Coast Virtual Race and share it on social media:

Twitter: @ORRC1978
Instagram: @oregonroadrunnersclub

Use the hashtag #ORRCVirtualCoast and follow the tag to see other participants’ photos.

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