2014 Half Marathon
The 6th Annual Half Marathon
The annual Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 13th this year.
2013 Half Marathon – THE LAST GASP OF SUMMER!
Marathoners give their best in support of Oregon Coast Aquatic Park
Eighty-four half-marathon runners from eight different states gave their very best in support of the proposed Oregon Coast Aquatic Park that supporters have been trying to get built at a spot near the Oregon Coast Aquarium at South Beach.
The fifth annual half-marathon fundraiser drew runners from as far away as South Africa to take part in the run that started at Newport High School, coursed up to the second dam up Big Creek, back to 31st, through the tunnels of Highway 101 and Agate Beach State Park, north toward the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then south to the original Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, then back north to end it at the Nye Beach Turnaround.
When all saw said and run, it was two hours and then some for most of the runners. Among women who came in first in their age categories, it was Sonia Gatherum from Corvallis that came in first place age 31-40 at 1:37:27.
Among women 19-30, it was Beryl Brath. Women 41-50, Angie Gray from Corvallis. Women 51-60, Lynn Bonser of Rainer and among women 61-70 it was Virginia Belvedere.
Among the men who came in first in their age category, it was Jose Cacho finishing first in men 19-30.
Among men 31-40 it was Miles Brokaw of Salem, men 41-50 it was George C. Finn of Renton, WA., men 51-60 it was Sam Belvedere, and for men 61-70 it was Otto Finnell of Beavercreek.
The results of the race are available for download in .pdf format by clicking the links at the top left corner of this page. View photos here.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the Oregon coast, just over 130 miles by car southwest from Portland, Newport typically sees September temperatures that average between 65°F and 49°F, and usually sees heavy precipitation throughout most of the year, except in the late summer months, as September rainfall averages just under 2.4 inches. On the day of the race (Sept. 13), the average high is 65°F and the average low is 49°F.
$40 for the half marathon, if registered before August 31, 2014
$50 after September 1
FROM HWY. 101: from either direction, at 101/20 intersection, turn east. Go to Eads. Turn north 2 blocks. Registration will be dead ahead. FROM HWY 20 East: go through first Newport light to Eads (2 blocks). Turn north (right) 2 blocks.
To reserve your spot in the late summer running of Oregon's Newport Half Marathon, register online at Active.com. There is also same day registration.