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Newport Marathon | Half Marathon
June 3, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 6:00 am on day first of June, repeating until June 8, 2024
Starting in Yaquina Bay State Park at the historic “haunted” lighthouse, runners will head north along the ocean through some of Newport’s picturesque neighborhoods. This loop through the city is primarily residential with a few short gentle hills and turns at street corners. Heading back through the starting area, runners will proceed downhill under the Yaquina Bay Bridge to the bayfront. Past shops, restaurants, galleries and a large fishing village, the course continues along the bay. Just past mile four, there is a short hill that rises about 40 feet then gently descends back to bay level where it continues for the remainder of the race. The course follows the Yaquina Bay and River estuary to mile 15 where it turns back toward town, retracing the same route. The gentle hill at mile four reappears at mile 26, and it’s downhill from there to the finish. Along the course runners will be treated to a splendid variety of views and scenery, wildlife and shipping, fishermen and crabbers. It is a flat, very fast, and beautiful course that will produce numerous PR’s. Our course is USATF certified and has proven to be a very good “first marathon” as well as an excellent qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Enthusiastically staffed aid stations will be provided at approximately every two miles along the course. There will be water, CLIF SHOT Electrolyte Hydration drink and portable toilet facilities at each station. Additionally, fruit and energy gel will be available at selected aid stations. (See FAQs for more details.) (Course Map) And don’t forget the Oyster “shooters” at mile 11 and 19! Please help keep our race course clean by placing trash in receptacles at aid stations rather than on the road.
Athletes must pick up their race packets between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Friday June 4, 2021 at Race Headquarters located at the Embarcadero Resort Hotel. There will be no packet or number pick-up on race day.
NEW LOCATION! A pre-race pasta dinner will be held at 5:30 to 8:00 PM May 29th, 2020 at the American Legion in Newport. (424 W Olive St.) Directions and tickets will be available at packet pickup. The cost is $10.00 per person and includes pasta with marinara sauce, salad and dressing, bread, dessert, and soft drinks. See the registration form for details.
The Full Marathon Walkers (absolutely NO Half Marathoners) will begin at exactly 6:00am, the Full Marathoners will begin at exactly 7:00 am, and ALL of the Half Marathoners will begin at 7:45am. Skateboards, baby joggers or strollers, roller skates or blades, and animals, are prohibited on the course.
Complimentary food and drink will be available for the runners at the finish line.
Showers will be available beginning at 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Newport High School for a small towel fee of $2.00. Directions will be available at race headquarters.
Awards will be presented at 11:00AM for the half marathon and 2:30PM for the full marathon at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club. (750 SE Bay Blvd)
To confirm event status (sold out, cancellations, COVID restrictions, etc.), be sure to visit the event website above.