Starting off the new year with a resolution to be fit and healthy is always a good idea, and a Resolution Run on the first days of the year fits into that plan. The Newport Resolution Run on January 1st not only offers a 5k, 10k, and half marathon, but also ties a Polar Bear Plunge into the event.
The half marathon starts first at 9am, followed by the shorter distances at 10am. All three distances start out on the same route: At the one mile mark, the 5k splits off the course to run a turnaround loop, while 10k and half marathon veer south. The 10k turns around at mile 3.3 and heads back the way it came. Both 5k and 10k are flat and run on pavement. The half marathon loops even further south than the 10k, includes some pretty significant hills and varied (yet beautiful) terrain in its middle 7 miles, and then rejoins the 10k course at the half’s mile 10..
All three races finish by passing the start line and heading onto a gravel road, which then leads onto the beach (only about 600 feet of sand thank goodness) and into the Pacific Ocean! The plunging part is optional; participants cross the official finish line before reaching the edge of the water.
After the race, enjoy a drink from Rogue and post-race show (usually a bowl of delicious clam chowder by Rogue). For additional up-to-date information, follow the event on Facebook.
Resolution Run and Polar Bear Plunge details:
When: Sunday, January 1, 2022; 9am
Where: Rogue Brewery
What: 5k, 10k, half marathon
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: 5k – $40; 10k – $45; half – $60;
Registration includes: Race entry, beautiful custom Finisher Medal, Free food (usually chowder) and Rogue beer.
Packet Pickup: Dec 31, 2021; 6-730pm at Rogue Brewery and on race day starting at 730a