Race Preview: 2022 Perpetua Coast 50K & 20M (Yachats)

I get FOMO whenever I’m writing about a Daybreak Racing event, as I know they’ll be beautiful, challenging, well-run, and truly capture the essence of PNW trail running. Coming up quickly on their calendar is the Perpetua Coast 50K and 20M on October 1st and 2nd (both still have spots open!) over in Yachats and the Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area. This race was previously hosted by Rainshadow Running as the Oregon Coast trail runs if some of the details sound familiar.

Both distances will have sweeping coastline views as well as taking racers through miles of old growth coastal rainforest trails (and 50Kers will get a a little beach running, too!).

In addition to a gorgeous course, included in the registration is a post-race meal and drinks, as well as a custom finisher award. You’ll also get live music, professional photography, parking, and the usual amenities. Registration does not cover a race shirt, hat, or other add-ons but these are always available at the finish line for race-day purchase if you change your mind after registering.

The 50k on Saturday has about 5,700 ft of climbing (and descending) in its lollipop course with 4 fully stocked aid stations. There will be a few small creek crossings on the beach section, a fast and flat section along the shoreline, then takes racers across Highway 101 into the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area for the dreamy singletrack. The 50K has a 9 hour cutoff at the finish line.

The 20M is on Sunday and has about 3,800 ft of climbing and descending. There will be 2 fully stocked aid stations. This event has a 6 hour time limit and the course will also take runners on a lollipop course in Cape Perpetua.

Land Acknowledgement: Daybreak Racing honors and recognizes that we gather for this event on the traditional lands of the Alsea peoples, who have been part of this landscape for at least 6,000 years, with Yachats and Cape Perpetua bearing much evidence of this rich history.

For more race details like maps, elevation profiles, aid station locations, etc. check out their website. And be sure to follow them on social media (Facebook | Instagram) to see their other incredible races coming up throughout the rest of the year and into next already!

Date: Saturday, October 1st (50k starts at 8:00AM) and Sunday, October 2nd (20M starts at 8:00 AM)
Location: The Adobe Resort, Yachats, OR
Cost: 50k: $140 | 20M: $110
Register: On UltraSignup here

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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