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Oregon Coast 50K
October 9 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 7:00 am on day second of October, repeating until October 14, 2023
From the beach to the bluffs to ridges high above to waves crashing into rocks just feet away, this race is never far from the ocean and always incredibly scenic. Starting on a wide, flat beach just south of Waldport, Oregon, you’ll run to the small seaside town of Yachats and past it to Cape Perpetua Park. After running a big loop at Cape Perpetua, you’ll head back to an ocean-side finish at a hotel lawn in Yachats. Most of the miles are on fun, soft singletrack, that winds its way along the course, and for the 50K distance, there’s a 6 mile stretch of sandy, but firm beach running at the start, a tiny bit of pavement, and some packed gravel trail to round out the course.
5:30pm Inov8 Demo Shoe Run at Cape Perpetua
Join inov-8 All Terrain Running, Rainshadow Running, & Wy’east Wolfpack for a product demo before the big race! The route will be approximately 5K and will feature beautiful trails that the race course does not run on at Cape Perpetua. This demo run takes us right down to the crashing waves and will showcase local, well-known landmarks, Devil’s Churn, Cook’s Chasm, and Thor’s Well. Every person who attends the demo run will be eligible to win goodies donated by Rainshadow and Inov-8, including a free race entry, Inov8 gift certificate, various t-shirts, and wrags. The team at Inov-8 has selected a handful of the best trail shoes specific to the Oregon Coast race course to demo. With a mix of hard packed sandy beach (50K only), small stretches of pavement, a bit of gravel trail, and lots of soft, windy singletrack, the knowledgeable Inov-8 crew has chosen the ParkClaw 275, Roclite 290, and Roclite 305. These models will be available for runners to wear during this demo run. Please RSVP for the run here
7:00-8:30 am Runner Check-in Begins at Adobe Resort
8:30am Buses Deaprt Adobe Resort to 50k Start
8:55am Pre-Race Briefing
9:00am 50k Race Start
11:15am Cutoff at Yachats Aid Station (mile 7)
1:00pm Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station first time (mile 14)
3:15pm Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station second time (mile 24)
5:00pm Cutoff at Finish
8:30am Runner Check-in Begins at Adobe Resort
9:15am Kids 1k Race Start
9:55am Pre-Race Briefing
10:00am 30K Race Start
12:00pm Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station first time (mile 6)
2:15pm Cutoff at Cape Perpetua Aid Station second time (mile 13)
4:00pm Cutoff at Finish
Please note that the 50K does not start at the Adobe. Runners will be bused to the start line. ALL 50K RUNNERS NEED TO PICK UP THEIR BIB AT THE ADOBE BY 8:30. THERE WILL BE NO BIB PICK UP AT THE START LINE. There is no crew or spectator access at the start line. There are numerous beach access points between the start line and the Adobe Resort where crews can watch their runners or crews can see their runners come off the beach at the Adobe (mile 7ish).
All runners need to present photo ID in order to pick up their bib. No one is allowed to run on your bib unless you completed the bib transfer process on UltraSignup at least 7 days prior to the event. No day of transfers.
Post Race Party:
Those of you have run Rainshadow races in the past know what a great party our race-weekends are. For those of you running your first Rainshadow races, here’s a quick glimpse:
At the finish, we’ll have live music and fresh, wood-fired pizza made by Pizza Jim & Co, Tony’s cold brew coffee, San Pellegrino, a slew of other finish-line goodies (including gluten-free & vegan options), and plenty of local, craft beer.
Food and drink is free for all runners, volunteers, crews, and spectators. There will be a beer garden, so please bring ID.