Registration for Friends of Yaquina Lighthouse’s Yaquina Head 5 K Dash/Run Walk
Families, friends, guests, children of all ages! and dogs on leash come join Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses sponsored fun filled 5 K Dash Run/Walk event on Saturday, August 10 at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.
The timed course will begin at 8 a.m.. Participants will enjoy outstanding coastline vistas as they run/walk throughout the 100 acre site. This is the perfect time of year for viewing native wildflowers, migrating and nesting shore and woodland birds, seals and their pups, unique tidepool creatures and of course, the lighthouse.
The event is one of many planned for the month of August in celebration of National Lighthouse Day and Yaquina Head Lighthouse’s 140th Anniversary. All proceeds from the Dash/Run Walk benefit FOYL and support preservation and interpretive programs at Newport’s two historic lighthouses. The run is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Coast Hills Running Club and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Pre-Registration will run from now until Friday, August, 2nd. The fee is $27. The fee is $35 after August 2 and through the day of the event. Included in the cost is free entry to the park, a 140th anniversary t-shirt, refreshments and entertainment at the finish line and two meal tickets to a noon Friends BBQ to be held at Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Guests of the runners are invited to partake in the BBQ for a nominal fee.