If you are a fan of endurance races, check out the Annual Dia de los Muertos Endurance Run in Newport. This race has 24 hour, 12 hour, and 6 hour options, as well as a 5 Miler. This race is meant to honor loved ones who have passed, as is the tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead.) At this event, you are encouraged to bring an item, like a picture, that is a memory of your loved one for the Ofrenda. Ofrendas are traditionally set up during this holiday to remember and honor ancestors.
This run is in celebration of the lives of those who have passed and includes music, art, and fun. Anyone who completes 50 or 100 miles will receive a belt buckle. Anyone who runs at least 26.2 miles will receive a medal.
The 5 miler is actually 4.8 miles and runners must cover two 2.40 mile laps to complete it by 9:00AM, which gives them an hour to finish. The loop that all participants will be using is a mix of pavement and trails, and more info on that can be found here.
The race will be held at the South Beach State Park in Newport which is located south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. There will be free parking in the Day Use Parking lot. Please don’t park at the Nice Hole Disc Golf Course, as it’s not permitted.
Experience a sense of community and tradition at the Oregon Coast this October and register for Ardor Adventures’ Dia de los Muerto Night Run.
When: Saturday, October 29th at 8:00AM for 5 Miler. 24H/12H/6H begin at 10:00AM. 12H and 6H will also have a 10:00PM and 4:00AM start option.
Where: South Beach State Park, Newport OR
Cost: 24H $200, 12H $160, 6H $120, and 5 Miler $50. (Add $20 to Day of Race registration)
Packet Pick-Up: Morning of race from 7:00AM to 9:30AM