Stronger Together Run/walk

Co-sponsored by and benefitting Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation

Annual 5K held in conjunction with Newport festival

     This year, the annual Coast Festival Run on Sunday, Feb. 26, is becoming the Stronger Together Run and is co-sponsored by the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation and the Coast Hills Running Club.  

Organizers are still celebrating fitness and community participation, and this year they want to invite an even larger audience and greater community participation. Everyone is encouraged to run, walk or stroll in this event.  

There will be a competitive part for those that want to strive for a personal best, and a fun part for those that want to be out enjoying the community and each other.  

The 5K (3.1 miles) route is a scenic, fairly flat, fast and fun run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St. The course winds through Nye Beach, through Yaquina Bay State Park and back to the PAC. A shorter (about a mile) route through Nye Beach will also be oered at the same time. After the race, there will be chowder, live music and rae prizes at the PAC.  

Participants can register online at, event #126354 (no later than Friday, Feb. 24) or at the event (day of race), beginning at 8 a.m.

Newport News Times, February 22, 2017, B3

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