If you are looking for a scenic coastal run, look no further! The Twisted Pine Run in Newport is just around the corner on September 9th. With a half marathon, a 5k, and a 10k to choose from, this Ardor Adventures race boasts beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay.
Racers will start and finish at South Beach State Park by the Foghorn theater. All courses are pretty flat and fast with amazing views. This park is near the Yaquina Bay Bridge and offers access to the gorgeous Oregon coast beaches and single track trails. You can check all the route information out here.
The 5k starts at 8:45AM and has almost a mile of pavement, but 95% of the course is on gorgeous single track trails with approximately 124 ft of elevation gain. Please note the actual distance of this race option is 3.28 miles. There is one aid station at the 1.9 mile mark.
The 10k starts at 8:35AM and is mostly inside the park, though it goes out and back on the beach for about a mile. There is approximately 1.31 miles on pavement, almost 1 mile of beach and sand and the rest will be on single track trails. There is approximately 200 ft. of elevation gain and the mileage is just a hair over the typical 10k at 6.25 miles. There will be 2 aid stations, one at approximately 2.4 miles out and the second at 3.7 miles.
The half marathon starts the earliest at 8:30AM and the course includes all of the 10k plus more road and pavement. This means the course is about half off-road and half pavement. From mile 3 to mile 10, runners can expect pavement while the rest will be on single track trails. There is less than a mile of beach and sand.
There are 3 aid stations, but runners will hit the second aid station twice. The first aid station will be at the 2.4 mile mark, the second will be at 5.6 miles and again at 8.7 miles, and the last will be at 10.5 miles.
There is a limited amount of free camping available for racers at two group campsites, which is first come first serve.
All participants will receive a finisher medal and awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each race. There will also be age group award ribbons. Stick around after the race for post-race food, beer, and random prizes.
2023 Twisted Pine Run 5k/10k/Half Marathon $45-$65
- When: Saturday, September 9th, 2023
- Where: South Beach State Park, 5580 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97366