Thanks to the continued support of NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific all participants get a rare opportunity to run on NOAA's 1,300+ ft pier!
The 5K & 10K are PR courses - Flat and Fast! The Half-Marathon course is a mix of road and trails with approx 5.5 miles of road/pavement and the remaining distance of trails.
1 mile in distance. From Port of Newport Marina, past Hatfield Marine Science Center to NOAA's pier and back.
5k Walk/Run. From Port of Newport Marina, past Hatfield Marine Science Center to NOAA's pier, past Rogue Brewery, under the Yaquina Bay Bridge to South Bay Jetty and back.
No walkers allowed in the 10k. There's a 1:45 (one hour and forty five minutes) time limit (16:53 pace). Super fast course! Same as the 5k, approx at the 3 mile marker, it turns right, takes you past the Oregon Coast Aquarium, to Idaho Point and then turnaround to the finish line.
No walkers allowed in the Half-Marathon. There's a 3:30 (three hours and thirty minutes)time limit (16:01 pace). 2018 couse is slightly different than previous years due to a trail not being accessible. Course is both pavement and trails - a combined 7.87 miles of pavement and the remaining 5.28 miles is trails.
First 5.22 miles is pavement, flat and very scenic, next 5.28 miles are trails. Trails are single track trails with connecting logging road sections. The final 2.65 miles, again, pavement and flat.
As for elevation, Google Earth says 1,509 ft, Strava says 1,125ft and Garmin says 1,051 ft. Elevation profile shown is from Google Earth.
Update: My buddy John and I ran this course on May 2, 2018. Here's my Strava run. (Distance for this run is only 12.86 miles since we were not able to run the NOAA Pier.)
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