Central Oregon Coast. Both races finish in Yachats, Oregon at The Adobe Resort. The 50k starts in Waldport, Oregon. The 30k starts at The Adobe Resort. The 50k course starts by running 6 miles on the beach from Waldport to Yachats; from there both races run on trails (and a little bit of paved road) to Cape Perpetua. Both races do a loop (the 50k loop is about 9 miles and the 30k loop is about 6 miles) in Cape Perpetua before heading back to the finish at Yachats.
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 [pronounced "Ya-hots!"] 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 there's also a bit of sandy but firm beach running [six miles at the start], a tiny bit of pavement, and some packed gravel trail to round out the course. You'll run flat sections, steep sections, big hills, little hills, through deep old forest, and right next to crashing surf. You'll have views up high, and views right on the beach. This race really does have something for everyone! [And our epic post-race party, featuring live music and local brews, waiting for you at the finish-line, of course!]
Post-race, we'll hang out at the finish line, lying in the sun-warmed grass with the ocean waves crashing into the rocks right in front of us, drinking tasty beverages, eating tasty, hot food, and listening to live music from The Pine Hearts.
Local time: 5:39 AM