Registration still open for the 5th annual Lincoln City Half-Marathon and 10K
Nearly 400 runners and walkers are expected for the 5th annual Lincoln City Half-Marathon and 10K, set for 9 a.m. Sunday March 3.
The event will begin and end at the Elks’ Wapiti Park, 2118 S. Drift Creek Road. There is an 8 a.m. early start for half-marathon walkers, and a 10K (6.2 miles) race for participants who want a shorter, but still challenging distance.
“The race has grown every year since our inaugural event, and more than 75 percent of participants come from outside of Lincoln County,” Gail Kimberling, Lincoln City Community Center director and race director, said.
The out-and-back course will take runners and walkers on Drift Creek Road, Anderson Creek Road and Schooner Creek Road. Course safety will be monitored by Lincoln City CERT volunteers, and aid stations will be staffed by the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City, Relay For Life of Lincoln City, the nursing student association from Oregon Coast Community College, and the Taft 7-12 Girls Golf Team. Additional volunteers include Girl Scouts and Nike store employees.
Ribbons & medals will be given for the top finishers in 5-year age groups. The overall winners for each race will receive a hand blown glass float.
All participants will receive a long-sleeved technical T-shirt, finisher medals and great post-race food from Dave’s Killer Bread, Mo’s, Mojo Coffee, and My Petite Sweet.
Local competitor Jason Zacher is returning this year to raise funds for Angels Anonymous by running 100 miles from Portland to the Lincoln City Half-Marathon finish line. Zacher will begin his journey the prior day, running throughout the night until he reaches Wapiti Park.
Registration is still open, and registration will also be available on race day. Race packets may be picked up between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Lincoln City Community Center. Fees are $55 for the half marathon and $45 for the 10K through March 3, and $60 and $50 on race day. Register on line at www.GetMeRegistered.com, or in person at the Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place. For more information call 541-994-2131 or see www.lincolncity.org.