Seaside Beach Run set for July 20

The 53rd-annual Seaside Beach Run is on for Saturday, July 20.

The course will begin and end at 12th Avenue at the North Prom beach access, while the entire event will be held on the beach.

There will be an awards ceremony and free picnic lunch with food, drinks and prizes.

The Seaside Beach Run has been part of Seaside’s history since 1966.

This year’s activities include 5K and 10K beach runs, timed and non-timed 5K walks on the historic Promenade in Seaside, and a free “Kid’s Sand Dash” and treasure hunt for children under 12 years old.

The 10K race will begin at 9 a.m. on the beach facing north. All runners will head north to the mouth of the Necanicum River; turn back to head south toward Tillamook Head; turn back to head north to the mouth of the Necanicum River; last turn to head south and then east to the finish line back on the Promenade.

Registration ends July 19 at 8:59 p.m. There is a $40 race fee and $3 sign-up fee.

The 5K begins at 9 a.m. as well, on the beach facing south.

The 5K Racewalk begins at 8:45 a.m. and will start at the north end of the Promenade near the registration area.

Registration for both the run and the walk are $40 each.

The 5K Promwalk will begin at 8:50 a.m. and will be a non-competitive event. Price is $30 plus a $2.50 sign-up fee.

The Kids’ Sand Dash will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Sand Dash is a short 50- to 75-yard dash in the soft sand.

Following the Sand Dash, kids are encouraged to participate in the Treasure Hunt, where everyone gets a prize. There is no charge for kids to participate in the race.

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