The Loyalty Days 2 mile run/walk is simply about having fun! Run, jog, or walk straight down traffic-free Highway 101 through Newport while hundreds of parade spectators cheer you on! The May 5, 2018 fun run/walk starts at 11:45 am on Hwy 101 at the north end of town and ends on Hwy 101 and SW Bay Street, a short distance from the SamFit Gym. All participants get a ribbon at the finish line. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at SamFit Gym, located at 1111 SW 10th Street in Newport. The cost is $3 for students age 18 and under, and $10 for adults (age 19+), cash or check only. Buses will transport participants to the starting line from SamFit. The last bus will depart from SamFit no later than 11:15 so don’t wait until the last minute. Highway 101 along the parade route will be closed to traffic before the race and will not re-open until the parade is completed.
The Lincoln County school with the most participants will win $500 for the school. When registering Saturday morning at SamFit Gym, be sure to note which school your student attends. All students and their parents are invited to participate in this fun annual event, the longest running run/walk in Lincoln County. This event, generously sponsored by Pepsi, supports Lincoln County track athletes. For more information email Tom Swinford/ Coast Hills Running Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.